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Welcome to Earth Month

    Celebrate Earth Month with MFTA

    This April, join us for a special celebration of Earth Month. All year round, MFTA is committed to empowering NYC at the intersection of art, education, and environmental sustainability by diverting millions of pounds of valuable reusable materials from landfills. Come to the exciting events in the warehouse and at our partner organizations around NYC and learn how you can contribute to a healthier planet through Creative REuse.

    Contemporary Reuse 2019 – Gallery Opening and Art Making
    Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 6:00-9:00pm
    Join us for the gallery opening of Contemporary Reuse, a yearly exhibition which brings together artists who celebrate reusable materials. Tour the gallery and create drinking straw sculptures at this festive even… RSVP >

    Skip LaPlante’s Windchimes at Flushing Town Hall
    Performance April 5, Art Auction April 14, 2019
     Long-time friend of MFTA, Skip LaPlante, will perform his massive wind-chime composition made from found objects on April 4. His chimes will be on view until the auction on April 14. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Materials for the Arts and other non-profit organizations… Learn more >

    Artexpo New York
    April 4-7, 2019
    Materials for the Arts is proud to be a Community Partner of Artexpo 2019. Get your free Trade Pass today.

    Earth Day Weekend –  NYBG
    April 20-22, 2019 | 12-4pm
    Make CD Case portraits and snare drums with MFTA Teaching Artists at the New York Botanical Garden.

    Car Free Earth Day
    April 27, 2019 | 11am-3pm

    Help us create a 3-D model “Paper City” from reused collage materials at the NYC Department of Transportation’s Car Free Earth Day.