Friday, April 13, 2012

Cary Creative Center

From Sarah C.:

A couple of weeks ago, a new art spot opened in Cary - the Cary Creative Center. It's modeled after the Scrap Exchange in Durham and sells donated art materials to the public. D & I stopped by to drop of a box full of items (Allison's spring cleaning has rubbed off on me!) and shop. The retail portion is contained in a single room but still had plenty to offer. You can buy per item or, for specially marked bins, you can fill a bag provided by the store for $5.

While there, we were given a tour of the space. The Creative Center is located in a small brick building in downtown Cary at the corner of Wilkinson Ave and East Durham Rd. The entrance takes you directly into the retail store. Through a window to your left, you can see into the workshop space. Just beyond it is the store room. For a new place, the store room was already loaded with lots of goodies waiting to make it to the front to be sold.

Given the small size of the retail space and fact D wanted to get into everything (as with the Scrap Exchange, there are some breakables so beware of little fingers), I am anxious to visit again on my own for a better look. But don't let that stop you from bringing your children. The staff was very warm and welcoming to both of us.

Be sure to check their website (link below) for a listing of items accepted for donation and for upcoming events. Classes are offered for ages 3 and up.

Before you visit, note that the store is only open 3 days a week and you will need cash or check as credit cards are not yet accepted.

Cary Creative Center
http://www.carycreativecenter.org
155 Wilkinson Avenue
Cary
919.522.0722

Hours: Thursday 11a-6p; Friday 11a-8p; Saturday 10a-4p

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