Folks, imagine going thrift shopping for art materials in a 35,000-square-foot facility, and everything is free.
That's exactly what happens at Materials for the Arts, a NYC-based organization that gathers leftover materials--wood, paper, fabric, furniture, computers, electronic equipment, you name it--and redistributes them, free of charge, to creatives and creative organizations that need the stuff. Literally tons of material is thus diverted from landfills, and a city's worth of creatives are able to get what they need for free. Check it out:
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