Community Arts Resource Store

Community Arts Resource Store

We’re Rita and Wendy, two avid crafters who saw that we in the Black Country were in need of a Scrapstore. Not just for those that work with children but anyone with a passion for the arts and recycling!

So what’s a Scrapstore?
We take clean business waste and repurpose it for Arts and Crafts in the community. We hopefully intercept this treasure before it can get to landfill meaning you and your art can benefit.

There is so much pressure on all of us to reduce our waste and carbon footprint, businesses and individuals alike and you can help make a difference by using your local Scrapstore.

Whether you use paint, fabric, yarn, paper, plastic, cardboard or something else entirely in you arts, come on over and have a rummage through the wonderful goodies we have.

How does it work?
We operate a membership of just £5 per year that entitles you to shop at the store as much or as little as you like. If you just want a metre of fabric and a tin of paint, that’s all you have to pay for; PAYG. Based in Cradley near Halesowen we inhabit a 1500 sq.ft. industrial unit stuffed to the rafters with treasure.

Some of the comments from our members:
“I came from Solihull to visit this amazing Aladdin’s cave for the first time and I can’t wait for an excuse to go back again! By far the best scrap store I have ever been too. I had a fab time and the the two ladies who run the store were so friendly, helpful, creative, imaginative, enthusiastic and so willing to help. They went out of their way to help my every need and were really awesome”.

“Been there for the first time today, but definitely not the last. A treasure trove with interesting bits and bobs in every corner. And two very inspired and inspiring ladies to bounce ideas off. I got lots of things for homemade Christmas presents and packaging for cheap and hubby got some stuff to build scenery for his models”.

You can follow our exploits on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but please come and have a look for yourselves.

We’re open:

Weds  13:00 – 18:00
Fri 10:00 – 15:00 &
Sat 11:30 – 15:00

You can visit us at: Unit 6 Cradley Enterprise Centre 2, Maypole Fields, Halesowen, B63 2QB
Email: admin@cars-cic.org.uk
Phone: 07486 499 404

 

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