Upcycle creative reuse center
EXPLORE + REUSE + CREATE
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center is an Alexandria, Virginia based non-profit that connects creativity and conservation by providing a resource center for reuse materials and a creative making space for the community. At UpCycle, we rethink the traditional notion of waste by collecting cast-offs from our community to serve as creative materials.
Wed & Fri: 12-6p | Sat: 10a-4p
Wed: 2-5p | Sat: 10a-1p BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Donations will be switching to Thursdays and Saturdays starting June 1
Donations are only accepted at 5380-D Eisenhower Avenue during the hours above. Do not leave donations outside our door. Please make sure all boxes are under 40 lbs. Donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.
Click here for our wish list and current donation guidelines.
Parking is allowed in any spot that is not marked "Dominion"
WEDNESDAYS 2:00 - 4:00 PM
SATURDAYS 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Explore our unique collection of materials in our studio space and create your own thing. We have wire, glue, tape - you name it - to hold your work together, and we have a nice selection of mark-making supplies available as well. Tinker Time is for all ages and an adult must accompany children ages 12 and younger. The fee is $5/person or $15 max. for a family!
Limited Space, Sign Up Soon!
UpCycle is excited to be hosting in-person camps this summer. Each Session features creative explorations and projects that emphasize resourcefulness and using materials in new ways. Children are encouraged to rethink their notion of waste and use cast-offs from our community as creative art materials. Each day they will explore UpCycle's collection of materials, experiment with a variety of art media and create their own masterpiece.
Most importantly, they will have lots of fun!
All camps will be held in our new summer classroom located inside the Oswald Durant Center - 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Contact our Program Coordinator with any questions.
Follow us on social media! Our Facebook page is full of new projects to try with your children, and calendar highlights our extensive programs and outreach activities for teachers, kids, and adults.
**Coronavirus Information: UpCycle is monitoring and will adhere to the advice of our local health departments, county schools, and community partners regarding cancellations and closures. Our materials resource center is currently open for donations and shopping. We have many changes to our Donations systems, including items we can accept at this time. As the situation continues to evolve, we are prepared to alter our procedures and planning as necessary. We will communicate any changes to our programs or events here on our website, on social media as well as by email.
UpCycle's outreach & operations are generously supported by:
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UpCycle Creative Reuse Center - Materials Center: 5380-D Eisenhour Avenue - Alexandria, Virginia - 22304 | 703-861-8705
Tax ID: 45-4229796
Tax ID: 45-4229796