Upcycle Parts Shop
Upcycle Parts Shop is a secondhand art supply shop full of donated leftovers that are full of life and inspiration. We sell creative materials at low costs, offer hands-on creative programming around the region and build community from our storefront in Cleveland’s St. Clair Superior neighborhood. Thanks to generous material donors and loyal customers, we have taken in 27 tons of materials in the 5 years since we opened our doors in 2014.
Our consumer society is full of materials that can be reused after their first life. Creative reuse, or upcycling, is about elevating the value in the waste stream for artistic purposes (like recycling but adding value) while reducing what we send to the landfill. In the process of hands-on creating, research tells us that stress levels in our brain decrease. We also know that creating with others is a good social opportunity in a world with too much isolation. We are not trying to solve big-scale societal problems, but we believe in individual impact, and we meet amazing people along the way.