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Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth

Spring cleaning time is upon us! With that in mind, I thought I would make a few suggestions on how you can de-clutter and support the arts at the same time. You can also help others lighten their spaces as well by supporting local artists and art supply shops.
Many artists and aspiring crafters are looking for materials to use in their creations. You can help those artists and arts groups by donating to their stash.
How many of you have started a project or hobby, only to eventually get tired of it or run out of time to pursue it?
If you are like me, you may have dabbled in many hobbies and have lots of surplus paint, yarn, ribbon scraps, wood pieces, paper, pens, etc. hanging around collecting dust. If that is the case, you might consider donating these random items to someone who could use them.
There are always people who will find your crafting cast offs valuable. You could contact local school art teachers, community centers, arts groups and even local retirement centers and nursing homes to see if they have a need for supplies.
With vacation Bible season coming up, your church might be in need of extra crafting materials as well.
I hope this has inspired you to do your own spring cleaning in support of the arts. As a community we can make a great difference and brighten and lighten our own spaces as well. Please let me know about your arts related news at

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