Guillermo Herrera performs on a miniature drum set he built. (Photo by Adina Keeling) 

Artwork Maker’s Outpost is an artwork studio cherished by artists and Earth-enthusiasts alike.

The walls are lined with jars of glitter, bottle caps, buttons and other artistic materials, which are sourced from the neighborhood and diverted from landfills. 

These elements are then employed in art courses, children’s summertime camps, adult BYOB (bring your individual beverage) workshops and group gatherings hosted by Art Maker’s Outpost, situated at 609 South Boulevard.

Earth Month encouraged the studio’s most recent local community event. Among noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, youngsters and families stopped by to make artwork out of recycled elements, paint a huge outside mural, be part of a drum circle and snack on some cookies. 

Neighborhood members could also fall off employed art materials, or take part in a plant exchange. 

Valerie Kahan, cofounder and Resourceful Director at the Artwork Maker’s Outpost, said that whilst the function presented a fun afternoon of art earning, it also confirmed off the forms of components that the studio collects and how they can be repurposed. 

“Our place is truly focused to serving to individuals picture how elements can be reused,” claimed Kahan. “We do gather arts and crafts materials that are gently used, but we acquire so significantly far more than that as effectively.” 

Neighborhood art enthusiast Lily Mcquarters, 11, attended the function with her mother, Rebecca Phend. She helped paint the outdoor mural and did some arts and crafts inside of the studio.

By Indana