SCRAP is 40 Years Old and It's Time for a Party!

San Francisco, CA, July 30, 2016 --( SCRAP, the world’s original creative reuse depot, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with two exciting and fun events: SCRAP40, a gala party, and RECLAIMED: elevating the art of reuse, a juried show of art made from reused materials. Both will take place in October.

SCRAP40, a "fancy, yet casual" mixer will include luminaries, artists, educators, and other SCRAP supporters. At the beautifully restored Bayview Opera House, attendees will enjoy great music, fine wines and food, and interactive demonstrations of art and crafts made from reused materials. The evening will be punctuated with brief presentations by authorities on reuse, the environment, creativity, and education. The celebration will climax with a ceremony recognizing SCRAP’s visionary founder, Anne Marie Theilen, and others who have kept SCRAP vibrant and essential for four decades.

Celebrate SCRAP's history and help SCRAP prepare for the future by attending SCRAP40.

And don't miss RECLAIMED: elevating the art of reuse, at the beautiful San Francisco Arts Education Project at the Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco. The opening for this compelling, juried art show will be October 8th. There is no cost to attend. Entries are accepted until September 6. More info and entry form at

SCRAP40: I love that place!
Location: Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
Date: October 20, 2016, 7:30 – 10 PM
Tickets: $25-$200, available here:
Sponsorships are available. Contact:, 415 647-1746.

RECLAIMED: elevating the art of reuse
Location: Minnesota Street Project, SF Education Arts Gallery, 1275 Minnesota St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107
Dates: October 1-22. Opening Reception, October 8
There is no cost to visit the show or attend the opening. All are welcome.


SCRAP is a non-profit creative reuse center, materials depot, and workshop space founded in 1976 in San Francisco. SCRAP breathes new life into old objects and reduces waste by diverting over 200 tons of materials from landfills every year.

Donations of quality re-usable materials such as textiles, buttons, paper, craft and office supplies, plastics, and wood are collected from businesses, institutions, and individuals, then sorted and made available to teachers, parents, artists, and organizations. The community depends on SCRAP as the place to find all manner of materials for educational programs, creative projects, and their classrooms. By offering low cost supplies, creative reuse workshops, volunteer opportunities, educational field trips, art exhibitions, and more SCRAP gives students of all ages the opportunity to learn and pass on the value of creative reuse.

SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization. Donations of materials or money are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Scrap is open Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturdays 10 AM to 5 PM. Donations are accepted Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.

SCRAP is located at 801 Toland St. (enter on Newcomb), San Francisco, CA 94124.

Visit SCRAP online: www.SCRAP-SF.or,,,, email:
Ben Delaney