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Spartan Upcycle Fridays

Each Friday, the MSU Broad Art Lab, in collaboration with Spartan Upcycle, offers you a chance to create a sustainably-conscious project each week! 

This drop-in art-making opportunity runs each Friday through Dec. 17, 2021, with the exception of Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Stay tuned for more info about Spartan Upcycle Fridays in Spring Semester.

You're invited to swing by the Art Lab on Fridays anytime between noon and 6 p.m. to create the project of the month. The Art Lab is located directly across the street from the museum at 565 E Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823. 

We will put a creative twist on repurposing and re-imagining items that might otherwise end up in a landfill. Supplies are provided, and most materials are sourced from the everyday operations of the MSU Surplus Store & Recycling Center. Attendance is FREE for students of any age, $5 non-students. Pre-registration for this event is encouraged.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Current Project-of-the-Month:

Macrame Plant Hangers from E-Waste Cords (October 2021)

Fridays 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 from noon to 6 p.m. 

Learn introductory macrame skills to make your own plant hanger crafted from surplus electronics cords and upcycled containers from Spartan Upcycle. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required for this event. Pre-register here.


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Upcoming Project-of-the-Month:

Metallic Votive Candle Holders (November 2021)

Wintery Paper Wreaths (December 2021)

*Check back for more details, or visit us on Facebook at Spartan Upcycle or MSU Broad Art Lab.


Past Project-of-the-Month:

Funky Junk Journals (September 2021)

Attendees had the opportunity to create their own custom junk journal made up of discarded paper items like magazines, envelopes, brochures, sheet music, packaging, maps, and surplus office supplies from Spartan Upcycle.  

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