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ArtStart ArtScraps, St. Paul

1459 St. Clair Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105
Admission: $ 0.00
Fees for Parties and Special Events. See Store Website
Hours of Operation:
Monday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday Closed

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. 

PIcking up card making supplies at ArtStart

PIcking up card making supplies at ArtStart

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 is is held at its new location - The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in June.

ArtStart sometimes hosts art exhibits at their store.

Birthday Parties at ArtStart:

The store offers weekend Birthday Parties for children ages 5 and older. Reserve your spot 3 weeks in advance. Cost: $185 for up to 10 children plus $15 for extra children (no more then 12 children). ($25 non-refundable reservation fee included)

Art projects include :

• Seed Mosaics
• Treasure Boxes
• Animal Shakers
• From Rockets to Spaceships
• Creature Masks
• Design Your Own Party
• And many more.
For More Birthday party ideas, we have compiled FFTC's Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities

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