Strings, strings, strings

Strings, strings, strings

Posted on January 17, 2014 by

P.S. 21 in the Bronx, the Philip H. Sheridan elementary school, donated 106 student violins and three cellos to Materials for the Arts. This donation from one school will bring musical learning to multiple schools and students across the city. The …

Evergreen Your Holiday Season

Evergreen Your Holiday Season

Posted on November 8, 2013 by

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Macy’s recently donated 3,954 pounds of ornaments and holiday decorations to us. Phew, that’s a lot of snowmen, reindeer, stockings, and snowflakes. Despite the creeping cold weather, the spirit of giving keeps us …

Donor Spotlight: Ratana Kay

Donor Spotlight: Ratana Kay

Posted on September 11, 2013 by

Ratana Kay donated over 5,000 tubes of Turner Design Gouache in dozens of different colors to Materials for the Arts. She donates to our warehouse once every three years, and this year, she provided us with these beautiful, high quality …

Courtesy is Contagious

Courtesy is Contagious

Posted on June 27, 2013 by

A big part of joining the Materials for the Arts family is writing thank you letters–we thank our donors for their generosity and our recipients thank us, and our donors, by sharing stories of how they’ve put our materials to …

Back to school is Poppin at MFTA

Back to school is Poppin at MFTA

Posted on August 23, 2012 by

Thanks to Poppin, we have a huge donation of pens, markers, and tape dispensers – they are a welcome, bright addition to any MFTA recipient’s desk! We have more back-to-school donations featured on our Facebook page!

Tapestry fun at Astoria Park!

Tapestry fun at Astoria Park!

Posted on August 7, 2012 by

Under the beautiful sunny skies of Queens, against the backdrop of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (aka the Triborough), and the energy of an enthusiastic crowd, MFTA had a blast during the Astoria Park Shore Fest this past Sunday, August …

Franklin Furnace is on a mission

Franklin Furnace is on a mission

Posted on July 6, 2012 by

“On a mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art” is the motto of one of our recipients, Franklin Furnace. And on a mission they are! MFTA recipients for more than 18 years and donors even longer (since 1993), …

Thank you, June donors!

Posted on June 22, 2012 by

At MFTA, donations make our world go round! We received (literally) tons of donations this month. Here are just a few of the generous donors who gave us all kinds of great items in June: We are glad that Patricia …

Warehouse Updates for April 7th

Warehouse Updates for April 7th

Posted on April 7, 2011 by

Here are some of the new items we have available: A lot of prop items from Juicy Couture’s past window displays, Liz Claiborne & York Beads Beads, seahorses and tin man

Updates from the warehouse

Updates from the warehouse

Posted on February 8, 2011 by

Here are some of the newer items available in our warehouse right now: We got some great items like thread, yarn, paint brushes, and LOTS of paper! (p.s. the paper is very popular so it might be gone pretty fast) …