ArtStart a/k/a ArtScraps is an innovative concept that combines waste management with art making! In a unique partnership with businesses and manufacturers, ArtScraps collects scraps, overstock, factory rejects, and other items normally destined for the landfill. ArtScraps makes these products available to teachers, parents, artists, scout leaders, day care providers – anyone working with children or interested in reducing waste through reuse of discarded materials.
Annual Events hosted by ArtStart
Each spring, the organization works with the St. Paul Civic Symphony to put on a Family Concert in April and host the EcoArts Fair. This fair has historically been held at Harriet Island in May, but in 2018 it moved to its new location - The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in June.
They also sometimes hosts art exhibits at their store.