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Now Open!! Thursday from 4p-7p, Friday & Saturday from 1p-7p. Stop in now!

Oh, Scrap! is a brand new thrift store for artists.  Oh, Scrap! is housed at the new You Are Here nonprofit art space at 406 Clay Avenue. Our mission at Oh, Scrap! is to inspire creativity and environmentally sustainable art making by providing educational programming and affordable, recycled and reusable creative materials to the community.

Creative reuse centers can be found in many cities and towns.  They operate on the thrift shop model of reselling donated items for pennies on the dollar cost of a new item.  Low-cost art materials and other items with creative reuse potential are a treasure trove for artists, schools, and community organizations with budget limitations.  Westmoreland County has a thriving art scene but the nearest reuse center is in Pittsburgh. Oh, Scrap! will bring thrifty materials for art to central Westmoreland.

 

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Monthly DIY Art Workshops now available!! 

Monthly workshops in the Oh, Scrap! room introduce participants, aged 18 and older, to the creation of art from recycled materials.  Check out our events calendar to see what is coming up.  Unless otherwise noted, fee for all classes is $15 or “pay what you can.”  Basic materials for workshops will be provided as part of the class fee.  Additional materials can be purchased from Oh, Scrap!  during the workshop.

Reserve your space in the class one of three ways: drop by YAH during open hours, use the good old US mail, or use the contact link on our website to pay by Paypal.

Register early, as space is limited.  Full tuition is due at the time of registration.  You will receive confirmation of your registration via email.  If the workshop is already filled or is cancelled you will receive a full refund.

All cancellations by students are subject to a $3.00 administrative fee if you cancel prior to 5 days before the workshop date.  Less than 5 days before the workshop starts, no refunds will be given.

By registering for this class you agree to the above policies, and you agree not to hold You Are Here or the workshop instructor liable for any losses, damages, or injuries arising from participation in this workshop.

Check out our events calendar for more details!! 

 

 
 
 
 

We are currently looking for donations to build our inventory.

Here is a list of the types of items we can accept:

  • Art and craft supplies and materials and equipment including paints, brushes, pencils, pens, sketchbooks, art papers, canvas and stretchers; ceramics materials, tools and equipment; mat boards, foam core, precut mats and mat cutters; easels, rulers, drafting supplies; small art supply storage containers.

  • Small musical instruments

  • Tiny toy figurines, ceramic knick-knacks, undecorated baskets, cigar boxes, spools, cardboard tubes.

  • Wall paper, posters, and other decorative paper.

  • Anything from your craft stash such as paper and material scraps (no tiny pieces, please), glitter, craft kits, crayons, markers, Unused and used greeting and postcards

  • Needlework supplies (sewing, knitting, weaving, etc)—NO CLOTHING

  • Jewelry making, leatherwork, or other craft supplies.

  • Books about art, art-making, DIY.

  • Office supplies.


You get the idea—right?

And here are the types of things we CANNOT accept:

  • NO sheets of glass, oil based paints in cans, anything toxic rusty or leaking, no contemporary computer or electronic equipment, no sport items, no household furniture or clothing, no power tools—got it??  THIS IS A LITTLE ART SUPPLY STORE.

 

If you are unsure about an item, ask us before you donate it.  Discount prices available to teachers. Clean out your art studio or craft stash of unused materials and support sustainable creativity in Westmoreland. We will arrange to be here to accept the donation or, in some instances, to arrange pick-up.