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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:
Mon. 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tue. 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed. 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu. 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sun. 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.

They also sometimes hosts art exhibits at their store.

Summer Camp at ArtStart:

ArtStart offers themed summer camps for kids ages 4 through teen. Find more information here. Or, find information on this and other Twin Cities Summer Art Camps here.

Birthday Parties at ArtStart:

The store offers weekend Birthday Parties for children ages 5 and older. Reserve your spot 3 weeks in advance for parties up to 12 participants. 

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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