Cultural Craft at the Salem Community Earth Fair

Salem/Shalom/Salam, the City of Peace, is our home on Planet Earth. Join us in celebrating our cosmic neighborhood (and each other) at  the Salem Community Earth Fair at the Eco Ball in Riverfront Park on Sunday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m. in conjunction with the International Day of Peace and the historic People’s Climate March in

SaraBella’s Upcycled Art Bags

Ah Bend. Beautiful scenery, big skies, yummy food, and a lot of talent. I was lucky enough to finally visit the SaraBella workshop and store in Bend’s Makers District and speak with Karlin Hedin the manager. I first learned about SaraBella while taking the Marion County Recycler class. Since then I’ve met a Salem-based artist, Lori Robinett who

Cultural Craft Night- Russian Architecture

Cultural Craft Night- Russian Architecture 6/25, 6:30-7:30pm Howard Street Charter SchoolCome learn a bit about iconic Russian architecture. We’ll discuss some of the history and create our own iconic structures from reuse paper. $3, pre-registration requiredCultural Craft Nights are sponsored by Marion Cultural Development Corp and are made possible through a partnership with Howard Street Charter

June REUSE CHALLENGE- 2 liter bottles

Each month DIY Studio hosts a Reuse Challenge to encourage creatives to rethink and re-imagine. June’s challenge must include at least one 2 liter bottle. Post your photos of your recreation by midnight June, 23 on our timeline. The participant who earned the most likes by midnight, Saturday, June 28 will win a Lifesource Gift Certificate! Game

U-pick Strawberry Time

Some scents and tastes scream spring. Strawberries are one of them. This week I received a new camera for the studio and a message from a friend announcing $1 lb u-pick strawberries at Green Bridge Gardens in Jefferson. Green Bridge Gardens is a quick drive from Salem and is home to the dollar pumpkin. The

Cultural Craft Night- LGBT

Cultural Craft Night- LGBT 5/28, 6:30-7:30pm Howard Street Charter School We are gearing up for LGBT Pride Month in June and will make rainbow bracelets from discarded paper and thread. We’ll also discuss some of the history and symbols of LGBT and well as discus major events that helped shape the community. $3, pre-registration required


REUSE CHALLENGE-  Junk Mail Each month DIY Studio hosts a Reuse Challenge to encourage creatives to rethink and re-imagine. May’s challenge must include at least one piece of junk mail. Post your photos of your recreation on our facebook page by midnight May, 28. The participant who earned the most likes by midnight, Saturday, May 31

Cereal Box Pinhole Camera Class

3/24, 6pm Kick off spring break by learning how to make a fun toy camera out of reuse

Learn to Crochet Plastic Bags

3/19, 1pm, Free! Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? Or perhaps you already know but would love to use a sustainable resource like plastic bags? Enter Dana Canning. Part crafter, part superhero, Dana created the Salem Sleeping Bag Project, a grass roots operation that crochets mats and sews sleeping bags for the homeless

Allon Beausoleil Benefit Concert

Allon Beausoleil Benefit Concert 3/15, 8pm The Nest 241 State Street Tickets at the door. Join us for Allon Beausoleil’s west coast acoustic performance! Allon Beausoleil is an internationally known musician who started his career in Salem. He has since worked in Portland, New York City, Tokyo and recently finished a European tour. Allon has

Trashion at the Mid-Valley Green Awards

DIY Studio was excited to be a part of the Mid-Valley Green Awards an event put on in partnership with Straub Environmental Center and Marion County Environmental Services. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. The designers did an amazing job creating innovative dresses made from trash. They spent over