2ndlife is a non-profit up-cycling materials center run by students of Rhode Island School of Design. They promote sustainability and creativity through the collection and redistribution of art supplies and materials back into the local community.
All are invited to shop from the cheap and well-organized stock of art supplies housed in the storefront shared with Expose, a gallery displaying student work. They sell paint, brushes, paper, fabric, plaster, beads, string, pens, charcoal, markers, wood... You name it, they have it! Well, maybe. They do rely on donations, after all. Still, I would definitely check this place before hitting up Utrecht or the RISD supply store.
RISD 2nd Life is located at 204 Westminster Street between Dorrance and Eddy Streets in DownCity.
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