Allied Arts opens art supplies thrift store

Allied Arts of Whatcom County will hold a grand opening of its Allied Arts Reuse Thrift Store (AARTS) at 6 p.m., July 1 in its store location in the back office of the Allied Arts gallery at 1418 Cornwall Ave.

The AARTS location will take donated art and building materials — removing unwanted items from the waste stream — then sell the recycled products for use in new projects.

The store will be accepting both traditional art supplies, such as brushes, paper and textiles, and non-traditional supplies such as surplus manufacturing products, architectural samples and natural materials.

The AARTS website, which features a classifieds section for materials too large to fit in the store, can be found at

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