Arts & Crafts Swap

Join Saint Paul Public Works for an arts and crafts supply swap!


Arlington Hills Community Center  

1200 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130 

  • Friday, April 26 | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • Saturday, April 27 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (No items will be accepted after 11:30 a.m.)



Create something new from something old! Come swap your arts and crafts supplies and find items to create your next masterpiece. Drop off items you no longer want or browse the shelves for something new. You don't need to bring and item to participate.


Bring supplies for:

  • Sewing, knitting, and crocheting

  • Scrapbooking and origami

  • Drawing and painting

  • Crafting books 

  • Any other crafting items! 

What not to bring 

  • Electronics 

  • Broken Items 


All items will be given and taken freely. Items are not for sale. 

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Last Edited: April 9, 2024