SAGA support will provide Art Salvage the operational grant they need to fund, in part, a home and retail space to sell goods and hold classes.
Art Salvage seeks to promote creativity while also educating Spokane’s art communities about sustainability through their ongoing collection and reuse of materials and art supplies that otherwise would be thrown away. Not only is potential waste recycled productively, but Art Salvage also takes sustainability further by offering low priced materials and classes that show how the Spokane community can create with such supplies and tools.
Art Salvage is a new nonprofit led by Executive Director Katie Patterson-Larson, who envisioned Spokane to be both creative and sustainable. The main focus of Art Salvage is to collect usable art materials from the community and organize them for resale in an Art Salvage store front. Since this store front does not yet exist, the SAGA grant will help them realize their hope of a one stop shop for art and craft supplies such as paint, paper, yarn and more, as well as unique materials and vintage goods.
Art Salvage aims to serve a wide variety of artists and makers including teachers, students, crafters, do-it-yourselfers, and artists of all ages. By selling art materials at affordable prices the organization hopes to appeal to both those on a budget and also individuals looking for unique creative inspiration and supplies.