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Cutting our way into the new year!

Drew Kraus, a member at NextFab, made these beautiful butcher blocks and cutting boards using reclaimed hardwood found at The Resource Exchange, plus some scrap material collected from NextFab!   “I only got into woodworking mid 2019 but excited to move onto more and bigger projects. I’ll be stopping back in soon for more supplies on next projects!!” To see more of Drew’s work, follow him on Instagram @Drewrk_  NextFab will soon be our neighbors in the 1800 North American Street warehouse!  We are looking forward to seeing how their creative community incorporates reuse into their practices!   

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Making Materials Matter

As makers, we can make a lot of waste. But there are creative solutions for artists and fabricators, from sourcing more sustainable materials to diverting reusable resources from the waste stream. This week, NextFab and The Resource Exchange got together to host an open forum focused on sustainability in the arts. Local artists, organizations, businesses, and city representatives discussed the benefits and challenges of making sustainably. Moderated by Grid Magazine‘s Alex Mulcahy, the panel of special guests led the room in talking about art and its contributions to the waste stream. Attendees and panel members alike shared their experiences of … Continue reading

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We’re Expanding and Moving in 2019!

The Resource Exchange and the NextFab North maker space are moving to 1800 N. American Street, a 60,000+ square foot building along the American Street Improvement Project Corridor, as both organizations prepare to scale. This synergistic collaboration will leverage the strengths of both of our organizations by combining NextFab’s tools, technology, and training with The Resource Exchange’s reclaimed materials and sustainable arts mission and programs. The large industrial scale of this new location provides an increased footprint for both organizations, including multiple loading docks, a large shared parking lot, and enough square footage for additional aligned subtenants. NextFab will offer expanded departments including … Continue reading

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