DIY Demo: Trash Talk & Community Workshop with Perennial

Established as a 501(c)3 social enterprise in 2011, Perennial is a non-profit dedicated to creative reuse—the process of artistically transforming discarded goods into objects of worth. Perennial runs a community workshop and store on South Broadway in St. Louis, MO. At the workshop and throughout the St. Louis area, Perennial offers educational programming in creative reuse to diverse populations and sells creatively repurposed home furnishings and eco-friendly supplies for reuse projects.
Perennial’s mission is to build a creative culture of sustainability in which discarded items are transformed into valued and cherished resources.

Program description

DIY Demo: Trash Talk
Saturday, August 2, 11am-12pm

This hands-on lecture will cover some of Perennial’s favorite spots to find used goods, insights into the city’s bulk trash system, and online resources that help connect community members to items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. By making transparent the many reclaimed resources in St. Louis, Murphy will encourage citizens to look to for salvaged materials before purchasing new items.

Community Workshop
Saturday, August 2, 12-5pm

During this time, people are asked to bring items from home that need repair or a new look. Perennial’s teaching artists will be on hand to problem-solve and guide participants through repairs and renovations on their items. Community Workshop participants will have full access to Perennial’s tools and supplies for their projects. Through this process, participants will learn new skills to extend the useful life of items they already own as well as learn new ways to transform old items into pieces with complete new uses.

Special Thanks

“DIY Demo: Trash Talk & Community Workshop” is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Pulitzer Arts Foundation.