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Store Location and Hours:
449 Willamette St.
Friday 11 am-6pm
Call to Artists
ESAP is looking for artists interested in exhibiting in empty storefronts. Their mission is to help demonstrate Eugene's c ommitment to the arts, while allowing artists a unique canvas and beautifying downtown areas. For more info contact Paula Goodbar. Or go to ESAP's Facebook page for more info and submission forms.
The Art of Recycling!
Become a MECCA Maker!
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Raise a Glass to MECCA
Join MECCA and Slug Queen Sadie Slimy Stitches for this festive annual event of art, wine and celebration! Live music by Mood Area 52, and art from some of the areas finest artists. Become a MECCA Maker to be entered into a drawing for one of three amazing prize packages. An event not to be missed! More info...
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Warehouse area, now open for shopping!
Our warehouse area, on the east side of our building, is now open for shopping. Have you even wondered what treasures we keep hidden in there or did you even know we had a warehouse chock full of more MECCA goodness? Well, come see what you've been missing!
Weekly Specials at MECCA
Every Wednesday we'll be featuring materials at a special price. Check the calendar for special sale day featured items.
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M.E.C.C.A., the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts, is a nonprofit organization located in Eugene, Oregon.
Our mission: MECCA is dedicated to diverting scrap materials from the waste stream and into the creative endeavors of our community. MECCA provides access to low-cost arts programming in an inclusive environment that enhances the cultural life of Lane County.
MECCA operates a recycled art supply store where you can find fun materials such as flooring and wallpaper samples, corks and bottle caps, glass and ceramic pieces, fabric scraps, used cards and calendars, and much more. We collect these items from Lane County businesses, artists, and individuals; most of what we sell would have been destined for the trash bin if it hadn't found its way onto our shelves!
Our eclectic collection of "junk" provides an abundant resource for all manner of creative endeavor. At a MECCA workshop, you might learn to make scarves out of fleece scraps, weave baskets out of telephone wire, turn Altoid tins into pocket shrines, or forge jewelry out of bottle caps. By encouraging the creative reuse of scraps and discards, MECCA offers a low-cost and environmentally friendly way for people to express themselves artistically.
Network Charter School Classes
Beginning in September 2003 MECCA began teaching classes to middle and high school students as part of the Network Charter School (NCS). NCS provides opportunities for experiential work projects in local non-profits and small businesses, and stimulates students to take responsibility for their own learning. We are excited to be part of this groundbreaking educational model.