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From Jack Morgan at Texas Public Radio (TPR) ‘Spare Parts’ Makes Recycling a Work of Art.

“San Antonio’s first sustainable art store takes in more than 13,600 pounds of material” Read more at


Used art supply store helps save money and the environment via FOX29 News

Spare Parts’ newly opened store connects artists with materials otherwise destined for the landfill via WOAI

Spare Parts’ newly opened store connects artists with materials otherwise destined for the landfill Via the SA Current

‘So many fun things’: New Spare Parts art supply store in San Antonio turns castoffs into creative finds via SA Express News

Feeling crafty? Visit San Antonio’s first sustainable art store via MYSA

San Antonio’s First Creative Reuse Center Opens Doors via San Antonio Sentinel

Discount art supply store, a ‘first’ of its kind in San Antonio, opens on North Side via KSAT 12

San Antonio nonprofit Spare Parts’ creative reuse center offers discounted art supplies to locals via the San Antonio Current

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View the article on the Center for Creative Reuse

Co Lab Magazine article re Center for Creative Reuse “… the store itself, of course, is the crown jewel of their programs. Absolutely everything in the store is donated, the message spread through word of mouth, email, or media, resulting in over 4 tons of raw material diverted from landfills since their programs started.

Spare Parts was on KENS TV

Bubble Fest at Home SA Magazine

Since Ruby City can’t host hundreds of families on its grounds, it’s taking this annual fest online and inviting locals to get crafty at home. Tune in for digital tutorials on making bubbles, encouraging creative play and more thanks to videos by Ruby City and Spare Parts, a nonprofit arts education organization. This event was postponed from earlier in the summerSaturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

San Antonio’s Ruby City Will Pop Off Rescheduled Bubble Fest at Home This Weekend

Looking to channel your inner artist? This San Antonio non-profit has you covered–KENS-TV

How to have fun with At Home Bubble Fest

In Other News

Friends of Spare Parts is pleased to announce an award of $8,000 from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation. This grant money will be used for general operating expenses regarding Spare Parts programs and general expenditures. 

Spare Parts Selected as a Charity of Choice during 2019 San Japan Anime Convention

Spare Parts is pleased to announce that we’ve been selected as one of San Japan XII – 2019 Anime Convention’s Charities of Choice on August 30-September 1.

All San Japan Charities of Choice will also be equal beneficiaries of the silent auction, live auction, masquerade tickets, and other charitable endeavors. Drop off any contributions at the San Japan Info Desk, Charity Booth, or SJ Cares Booth during the convention.

For more information, visit

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2019 Bubble Fest news article

What’s Up South Texas!: Woman transforms recyclables into art for others

What’s Up South Texas!: Woman transforms recyclables into art for others

Spare Parts Olympics (OpenEd, 2017)

“Let Me Introduce Myself” (San Antonio Current, 2017)

Luminaria marks 9th anniversary with East Side Debut (San Antonio Express News, 2016)

How to make your own DIY sun catcher with tissue paper (San Antonio Express News, 2016)

San Antonio’s Mini Art Museum expands its reach (San Antonio Express News, 2016)

Back to School: Teachers Finding Classroom Materials from Donated Items (Time Warner Cable News, 2016)