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Questions About the Art Supply Exchange What is Regina's Art Supply Exchange?

Regina's Art Supply Exchange (RASE) runs a shop of low cost secondhand art materials for artists of all ages and practices. From amateurs, students, professionals, educators, to hobbyists, we serve all levels of working artists and arts educators. RASE was started in Regina, Saskatchewan to act as a meeting point for various members in the arts community to (re)distribute reusable art materials. The shop is modeled after Creative Reuse Centres (CRC's) from across North America.

What is a Creative Reuse Centre?

CRC's are dedicated to the redistribution of secondhand art materials. Much like a thrift store items are collected, sorted, and available for purchase, however, CRC's collect specific items with artists and creatives in mind. CRC's are perfect places for creative individuals, non-profit organizations, and schools on a tight budget to find low cost materials. They also provide environmentally friendly options for community members to donate underused art materials to support creative work happening in their city.

Who runs Regina's Art Supply Exchange?

RASE is volunteer run to ensure supplies can be provided for the lowest possible price. Below is a list of important figures/organizations:

Where is Regina's Art Supply Exchange?

We are located on the second floor of 1843 Hamilton Street (above the Capitol Restaurant). We share this space with Articulate Ink and other Creative City Centre tenants. Please note there is no elevator or chairlift up to the second floor in this heritage building. We are 1 block away from all major bus routes that stop at 11th Ave and Hamilton St. There are 2-hour metered spots in front of the space (free on weekends) and Impark lots 1-2 blocks away from the centre. We recommend trying to find parking on Rose Street (1 block away). 

When is Regina's Art Supply Exchange Shop open for shopping?

WE ARE CLOSED INDEFINITELY UNTIL HEALTH AUTHORITIES RECOMMEND RE-OPENING AND WHEN WE FEEL SAFE TO RE-OPEN. We are typically open on Saturdays only from 10:30am-2:30pm. In 2020 we are open from Jan 4 - Dec 12. We are closed most long weekends including: Feb 15, Apr 11, May 16, Aug 1, Aug 29, Oct 10, Nov 7, Dec 19, 26, 2020. Any irregularities in operational hours (ie: dates when no volunteers are available) will be posted on our Facebook pageWatch our Events page for events outside of regular operational hours. 

When and where can I donate supplies to the Shop?

Supplies can be dropped off during the operational hours and at the location noted above. Please check our List of Accepted Items before dropping off any donations, as we are not like other secondhand stores and there are many items we do NOT accept for donation.