To develop, heal and grow community through recycled art. We aim to inspire more art and assist artists in developing skills for art creation by using and re-using the available resources around them.
Art of Recycle began with the simple idea of teaching people how to re-use the everyday items around them to create art rather than discarding unwanted items into the landfill. Not just any art, but useful art that people would treasure and utilize for years.
It all began in 2008 in a 10x10 booth in downtown Lancaster hosting free workshops in the evenings and on the weekends.
Art is a fundamental need.
Art is probably one of the most stress relieving and therapeutic ways of healing your body and mind. Our non profit organization believes that art and music belong in the same category as diet and exercise, and people who are robbed of the ability to create art because of economic hardship live a life of the lowest quality.
Art of Recycle offers a free crafting area that is utilized by people of all walks of life. We facilitate intergenerational interactions by maintaining an environment in which young and old can enjoy together.
Our workshops and our craft store allow access to crafts and crafting materials that some people might not otherwise have.