Community Center Overview

The RP Community Center is on hold because of Covid-19.  We hope to resume our programing soon!  We miss our workshops and events and all of you!

Our Repurpose Project Community center  promotes the togetherness, creativity, art, music, and play that has been disappearing in our modern world full of technology and consumerism.  This event space is centered around ways to tread lightly on the planet and focus on the things that really matter: quality experiences, community, art, music and creativity.  We are scheduling both adult and kids workshops, fix-it days (to fix those things instead of tossing and buying again), open-ended play (picture cardboard cities, etc), hackerdays, maker space, live music, performance art, dance, gallery openings, puppet shows, trash fashion shows, community yard sales, clothing swaps, and much much more!

Why are we doing this??  Over the last nine years we’ve witnessed a strong desire for quality experiences centered around people, art, music, and dance.  We’ve also noticed that our store is a unique and special place that brings people together and fosters community. Total strangers talk to each other in our store and help each other with project ideas and material suggestions.  It is not unusual for some people to stay in our store for hours at a time. Over the years we have watched this and dreamed of a community center with activities to further this mission, and we are now ready to get started.

Funding – Grant funding from the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department allowed us to begin our low cost workshop program.  Covid has caused us to pause our programing for the time being, but we are working on some exciting new programing that will be available on Youtube in the coming months.  If you are interested in sharing your knowledge about fixing or making, please send us an email with your ideas and thoughts.  If you would like to help us improve our community center and environmental educational efforts, please consider donating to the cause!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible.

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