TODAY, MFTA is a very busy place. The warehouse offers shopping nine times a month with day and late afternoon appointments to accommodate all schedules. A robust Volunteer Program offers the public the opportunity to give back to the arts and cultural community by organizing and sorting in the warehouse. Other offerings include a gallery to showcase the work of artists whose practice includes reuse; an artist-in-residence program; and a monthly open studio program. All of these initiatives are underwritten by Friends of Materials for the Arts.