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Store Location and Hours:
449 Willamette St.
Friday 11 am-6pm
Call to Artists
Eugene Storefront Art Project
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!
Create Something Day
Join us on Friday, November 29 from 12-5 for Create Something Day, our greener alternative to Black Friday. Skip the shopping malls and join us as we make gifts of ugly dolls, decoupage magnets, flower accessories, and calendar gift boxes to give to friends and loved ones.
Family memberships are 10% off, we have a free raffle for $100 in gift certificates to Unique Eugene Businesses, and food is available from Viva! Vegetarian Grill.
This is a free event.
Third Thursday Craft Night
Maiya Becker, the founder of The Eugene Knotty Knitters and 2012 Eugene S.L.U.G. Queen invites you to the first monthly MECCA craft night!
Bring your knitting, cross stitch, sketches or any other project you're working on while we socialize and inspire. Small snacks and drinks will be available, please feel free to bring your own as well.
Contact Maiya for more information.
Weekly Specials at MECCA
Every Wednesday we'll be featuring materials at a special price. Check the calendar for special sale day featured items.
Donate to MECCA
Donate Now and Help MECCA Build a Waste Conscious World!
Your monetary donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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.