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Crafternoon with SCRAP

Talk trash and make art at this free afternoon of crafting with SCRAP (Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program.)

Make a door mat from recycled plastic fencing and discarded saris. Create a collaborative sculpture for the Secret Garden. Or just collect treasures from the found materials and make a surprise craft of your choice.
(All materials provided are safe for all ages and have been cleaned.)


Through SCRAP, selected artists are given the opportunity to glean from the City’s Resource Recovery Center on Dimeo Lane to make art, tell a story and encourage viewers to think about: What do we purchase, and why? Where does it go when it’s discarded? Can it be repurposed or passed on? Did we need it in the first place? These are tough questions, and yet, to not ask them is to ignore our ever-increasing landfill.


Every Tuesday afternoon come to Abbott Square for a free workshop with a new craft every week. At each Crafternoon you’ll learn a fun and valuable skill, make something special for yourself, friends or family, and meet creative crafters from across Santa Cruz County.

Abbott Square programming is always free to the entire community—find out what else is happening at