Congratulations Upcycle Oregon Winners

A couple weeks have passed since Upcycle Oregon took the Oregon State Capitol by storm. Thank you to all who participated, attended and supported the first ever reuse event at the state capitol. Congratulations to the winners of the Upcycle Oregon art and fashion shows. The Best of Show artist awards goes to Marj Engle.

Fashion from Trash

  DEADLINE EXTENDED! Upcycle Oregon has extended the submission deadline for their 2015 event to April 1 at 5 p.m. Click here for the guidelines Click here to submit Upcycle Oregon is a free festival highlighting statewide reuse, reduction and upcycling efforts through an art show, “upcycled” fashion show, hands-on activities and information booths. It will take

DIY Studio’s Trashion Classes

For the second year, DIY Studio is organizing the Trashion Show for the Green Awards. The Trashion Show fuses fashion, sustainability and trash to promote visual arts as well as consumption alternatives. DIY Studio is thrilled to provide an opportunity for ages 12 to adult to use their design skills to create and exhibit a

Upcycle Oregon

DIY Studio is organizing the art and fashion side of Upcycle Oregon which will take place April 10 and 11 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Upcycle Oregon: Celebrating and Exploring Creative Solutions for a Sustainable Oregon What: Upcycle Oregon highlights statewide reuse, reduction and upcycling efforts through an art show, “upcycled” fashion show, hands-on

Cultural Craft Night, Christmas Crackers

12/10, 6:30-7:30pm IKE Box,299 Cottage St. NE, Downtown Salem A tradition of the British Isle, Christmas Crackers are a fun, festive treat for holiday celebrating. For our final cultural craft night of the year, learn to make traditional “crackers,” which include a hat, joke and treat, that literally “pop” when opened. Class includes supplies for

Cultural Craft Night, Dream Catchers

11/26, 6:30-7:30pm IKE Box,299 Cottage St. NE, Downtown Salem Join artist Carlee Wright to create Native American Dream Catchers from recycled and upcycled goods during Cultural Craft Night. This event is sponsored by a grant from Marion Cultural Development $3 per person. Pre-registration required.

Farewell Friends

Starting October 13, I will be working for Marion County as a Waste Reduction Coordinator. I am also resigning as Executive Director of DIY Studio and board member. I have enjoyed my time at DIY Studio educating the public about creative reuse, sustainability, and promoting creativity. We opened the creative reuse center and diverted thousands

Cultural Craft Night, Dia de Muertos

10/29, 6:30-7:30pm Howard Street Charter School, Art Room, Enter in the doors by the east parking lot.  Caution, the dead are rising! Join artist Marina Belloc to learn about Dia de Muertos while creating a toy tomb. $3, pre-registration required.