Special Events & Art in the Heart
The Depot offers two exciting environmental art education programs, Special Events for the community and Art in the Heart at select Public Schools in West Contra Costa County.
Through Special Events, professional atists are hired through the Depot to conduct free, hands-on, "eco-art" activitiesfor the community. They can be hired for schools, libraries, public fairs and festivals, or private parties. Both children and adults enjoy learning about the importance of reuse and recycling while making art projects, useful crafts, and even costumes from reused items from the Depot.
Check back for upcoming Special Events that
are open to the public
Come create with us!
For a rate quote or to hire a Special Events artist for your school or event, please contact Maggie at 510.655.6628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Options for craft projects include:
- Fairy wands & wings
- Pirate hats & swords
- Manila folder animal masks
- Musical instruments
- Egg carton caterpillars
- Floppy disk cars
- Holiday or cultural-themed projects
Funded by the West Contra Costa Solid Waste Management Authority and The Safeway Foundation, Art in the Heart is a hands-on art program that brings professional teaching artists into after-school programs and classrooms in public schools on an ongoing basis that allows the artists and their students to develop relationships while learning skills by participating in environmentally conscious art projects. Art in the Heart is currently in ten after-school classrooms in the Richmond Public Schools. Lesson plans are developed around available reused materials from the Depot store.
Art in the Heart’s goals are to bring ethnically diverse, cultural and artistic enriching experiences to educational adjunct programs through hands-on eco-arts and crafts, taking advantage of the artistic, aesthetic, educational and practical use of recycled materials, while having fun. What began as an outreach program for the Depot Store has blossomed into a program with a distinct artistic identity and purpose.