WHAT IS UPCYCLING?
If you're not up on the green lingo, the best way to think of upcycling is that it's like a sexier, even greener version of recycling. Upcycling adds value by transforming or reinventing an otherwise-disposable item into something of higher quality. It's the ultimate in reuse--and we believe a whole new industry sector is shaping up around it. Old Jeans are turned into reusable shopping bags, pallets turned into urban chic furniture and plastic bottles into Geodesic Sphere Chandeliers.
UPcyclePOP is a multi-layered connected shopping experience. A play place for all ages to find creative upcycled pieces of art, fashion, furniture and inventions. Shoppers get to meet and watch artists create.
UPCYCLEPOP, AMERICA'S FIRST UPCYCLE MARKET
UPcyclePOP is an interactive pop-up market and workspace for artistically repurposed and upcycled art, furniture, fashion, home design and inventions. Watch artists create works of art from discarded items, try out a workshop or two and play with the interactive art installations.
UPcyclePOP is free to the public with free parking.
Knowing it is impossible to indefinitely run a linear system on a finite planet, we experimenting with circular economy principles: UPcyclePOP is America’s first upcycle market. Remake, play, shop, eat and get creative.
ARTIST WORKSPACE - UPCYLEPOP LAB
We are creating a lab workspace for upcycle artists. We have a soft opening April 6th at 7 pm for artists to rent on a month to month basis. Please use the apply tab if this is something of interest or schedule a tour. We ask that you make dope repurposed stuff and be a kind person that works well with others. The Lab is about collaboration and being able to stretch our selves artistically by connecting with a wide range of artists from electronics, to wood crafting and jewellery making. Shared tools, conference room, kitchen, large desks and a kind space to work. To nurture our collaborative culture, we interview each applicant in person during the tour.