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We believe in a well-lived life — one achieved by squeezing out every last drop of the good stuff — for both our patrons and their art supplies. There’s a certain magic in finding unexpected inspiration, and at Oracle it could be found in anything from thrifted specialty paper to a mostly-full bottle of unique ink.
Our unique thrift art supply section provides access to high-quality art supplies at an accessible price. Whether you’re trying something new or need just a little bit of the perfect product, we’re thrilled to be able to offer this affordable option.
We accept art supply and art book donations at our store at 1808 Vinton St. from 11:30 am - 5:30 pm, Tuesday -Friday. We often do not have time to immediately unpack your donation, so all donations must be left in the containers that were used to transport them. Well organized donations are very much appreciated.
TYPES OF MATERIALS WE ACCEPT:
paint (except house paint), painting accessories, dyes, brushes, ink, hot glue guns, art tools, stencils, chalk, pastels, markers, glue, drawing utensils, art pens, permanent markers, ceramic glazes, pencils, pencil sharpeners, mineral spirits, resin, cutting mats, canvases (painted or new), canvas making materials (bars and panels), screen and block printing materials, film.
textbooks, instructional books, art history books, theater, music, scripts, craft books
floral supplies, silk flowers, doll making supplies, candle wax, soap/candy molds, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, pom-poms, craft foam, marbles, glitter, pins, board games/puzzles, jewelry, magnets, corks, masks and mask forms.
Copy paper, letterhead, rolls of paper, construction paper, cardstock, art paper and pads, origami paper, posters, new and expired photopaper.
Stickers, scrapbook paper, rubber stamps and stamp pads, calendars, playing cards, postcards, magazines, maps, old photos.
Fabric and Notions
Fabric, yarn and knitting needles, fringe, cording, laces, lace, elastic, zippers, bobbins, thread, buttons, beads, sewing tools, embroidery hoops, ribbon, Velcro, fasteners, leather, felt, patterns.
Manila/hanging/accordion folders, binders, post-its, thumbtacks, staples, paperclips, bull-clips, writing utensils, dry erase markers, scissors, hole-punches, staplers, tape dispensers, organizers, transparencies, floppy discs, sheet protectors, labels, envelopes, tape, packing tape, masking tape, notebooks, clipboards.
Foam core, poster board, mat board/plasticore, frames, old signs, plexiglass, silkscreens, vinyl lettering, photo albums, hanging hardware, canvases (painted or new), easels.
Mason or baby food jars, tins, plastic organizer boxes, Rubbermaid tubs, jewelry boxes, buckets, cigar boxes, film canisters, pill bottles (labels removed).
Tissue paper, greeting cards, party decorations, ribbons, bows, rolls of gift wrap, gift bags, bubble wrap.
Wallpaper, mosaic tile, paint swatches, mirrors.
Wire, keys, nails, screws, bottlecaps, drafting lamps, light kits, Xacto knives, most smaller tools.
Have something and not sure if we will take it? Emailing us is a great way to get your donation-related questions answered. We can be promptly reached at email@example.com or via the form on our Contact page. If your inquiry includes out of the ordinary materials, including an image can help us decide whether or not we will accept them(chances are we will).