Resource Depot will host a RE-Location Celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the nonprofit’s new location on Florida Avenue in West Palm Beach. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.
The event will connect Palm Beach County’s creative arts community, city officials and business leaders with the members, teachers, supporters and volunteers who are a daily part of life at this local nonprofit.
Resource Depot’s recent move from Riviera Beach to their new their facility at 2510 Florida Avenue in West Palm Beach allows an expanded focus on reuse and repurposing for environmental, artistic and financial sustainability for the community.
With over 8,000 square feet to house donated materials for reuse, Resource Depot will host creative workshops and exhibits of the artistic transformation of mundane items into creations of beauty and function in the coming year.
Visitors can also tour the exhibition gallery and Eco-Chic Boutique, both full of creative ideas of reuse and repurposing, in addition to purchasing a bin of reusable materials to take and “do try this at home.”
“Resource Depot is not simply an outlet for ‘stuff,’ but a creative hub where people of all ages, interests and skill levels can gather to create, share inspiration and partake in a resourceful lifestyle in their own individual way. It is a place where the commonality is a love of art, education and the environment,” says Sue Kadenbach, Resource Depot’s board of directors representative from Florida Power & Light. “We are thrilled to finally realize our dream of sharing Resource Depot with the community in so many new ways.”
Refreshments will be offered, as well as a gallery exhibition by EG2, “The Art of Recycling,” and tours of the EcoChic Boutique, cREate Space and the Warehouse Wond3Rland.
Resource Depot is a Palm Beach County nonprofit, founded in 1999, which promotes sustainable communities through creative reuse, giving new life through arts and educational programs to thousands of pounds of materials each year, which would otherwise be destined for landfills. Through the dedication of staff, volunteers, donors and members, in the last year alone, Resource Depot’s programs provided almost 750,000 kids in schools and families the opportunity to explore creatively through using reusable materials deferred from the waste stream to be used as learning resources.
In keeping with its green marketing philosophy, Resource Depot encourages those interested to join the creative reuse movement online via their web site and social media to share learning and inspiration. For more information, visit www.resourcedepot.net or call (561) 882-0090.