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Sunday, June 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
Arts Booster wants everyone to reduce garbage bills while empowering creative minds

RR Anderson has a new venture. His Tikertopia is seeking to partner with the community by salvaging any safe “throw-aways” they may have that can be used in art works. Donations from businesses will be honored Friends of the Creative Reuse Strategic Treasure-Saving Alliance.

Founded by two Tacoma artists (one a preschool art teacher, the other the political cartoonist), Tinkertopia promotes a definitive sense of planetary resource conservation working with local industries to divert safe+clean remnants, seconds, scraps, off-cuts, discards, misprints and overstock from the waste stream, then redistributing these goods as low-cost arts and crafts supplies under the idea that one person’s junk is another person’s bonanza of materials for early education art classes, learning games, science experiments, crafts, costuming, and other expressions of creativity.

Tinkertopia has been awarded special Creative Endeavor status under Spaceworks Tacoma, a joint non-profit of the City of Tacoma Arts Commission and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. Spaceworks is working to activate Tacoma with destination-quality artwork, art projects, and arts-based business.

To schedule a pickup with the Tinkermobile, call (253) 778-6539; or email and the effort will swing by to haul away the donation.