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Materials Day

  • Northgate Mall- The Plaza 1058 West Club Boulevard Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)

Materials Day is a free-of-charge outdoor event open to the public.  

Visitors of all ages are invited to engage with natural and recycled materials facilitated by local artists and teachers.

Join us to construct a cardboard city, contribute to a group weaving, collaborate on group art projects, create bottle cap mandalas and more! The day long event will also include:

Scrap Exchange Events by the Truckload
Make N Take
Junk Jam

Live Music
from 10-12 Diali Cissokho ( will lead a drum circle
from 12:30-2:30 Tim Wells Music ( will invite visitors to play along using the instruments made at the Junk Jam truck

Featured Artist
Mark Iwinski ( will facilitate ink rubbings using crosscut tree rings

Recycled and Natural Material Stations facilitated by local teachers
create a costume with recycled materials
construct a cardboard box city
contribute to a group weaving
collaborate on a tissue paper quilt
compose mandalas with natural materials (facilitated by NCaeyc)

Location: The Plaza at Northgate Mall

Earlier Event: April 8
Loose Parts- To Promote STEAM