Loading Events

« All Events

Art Supply Thrift Shop drop off donations

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Supply Thrift Shop

One day only to drop off donations for our Art Supply Thrift Shop Pop-Up Sale

Donating items? Let Kimberly know at Kimberly@westwindsorarts.org 

Planning on attending the pop-up shop? Register: Art Supply Thrift Shop Pop-up Sale

We all have that corner, closet or drawer in our home full of art supplies that we used once or maybe never at all. Most thrift stores don’t take these items as donations and it would be a terrible shame for them to sit and collect dust, or worse, end up in the landfill. To solve these problems, Propagate Studio in Stewartsville, NJ is collaborating with West Windsor Arts on an Art Supply Thrift Shop.

The first step is for everyone to drop off their items. The second step is to come back and shop the collection.

On July 27, the doors of West Windsor Arts are open for drop off. See below for our suggested list of things we will take and our no-no list for things we do not want. Everyone dropping off can get a letter acknowledging their donation.

Then on Aug 3, all those goodies will be on display for purchase. There is a small admission fee to the sale, but anything you purchase is pay what you wish! Imagine all the fun, art making supplies you will discover and get to bring home!

Our philosophy is “take what you’ll use and pay what you can.” 

Start planning your donation today!

All donations must be clean:
Free of human/animal hair, dirt, mold, debris
No water damaged items
Free of smoke or musty smells.

Yes please!:

  • Yarn
  • Sewing machines and supplies
  • Crayons in the box, unused, or slightly used
  • Markers that have been tested for juiciness
  • Colored pencils (even dull ones!)
  • Construction, printer, or scrapbook paper
  • New or hardly used Acrylic, oil and watercolor paint
  • Yarn, string, chord, hemp
  • Unused coloring books
  • Foam or felt sheets
  • New glue sticks
  • Hot glue sticks
  • New, gently used and clean paint brushes
  • Stretched canvas/canvas boards
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Wrapping paper
  • Paper bags
  • Clean popsicle sticks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Journals, notebooks, sketchbooks
  • New/partially used paper pads
  • Mason jars
  • Beads
  • Beading tools
  • Frames
  • Containers without labels
  • Photography equipment
  • Stained Glass Equipment
  • Pottery equipment
  • Portfolios


NO THANK YOU to the following:

  • Home decor
  • Clothes
  • Dry markers
  • Short colored pencils
  • Paper that’s been cut
  • Bottles of paint with small amount left
  • Tangled yarn
  • Scraps of foam or felt
  • Used glue sticks
  • Painted on canvas
  • Sticker sheets with missing stickers
  • Journals/sketchbooks/coloring books with writing inside
  • Styrofoam
  • House paint
  • Scraps of wire
  • Scrap metal
  • Crusty paint brushes

Propagate Studio has saved hundreds of pounds of supplies from the landfill since they began 2022, diverting over 375 pounds of supplies during their recent pop-up sale! We are thrilled to do this for our community.

If you plan on donating items, let Kimberly know at Kimberly@westwindsorarts.org and she will send you a reminder. We can also answer questions on what we will accept.

Planning on attending the sale? For only $5 you will get to shop all kinds of great art related items.
Register: Art Supply Thrift Shop Pop-up Sale


July 27
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Age Group
All ages