Mission

ReCreative Denver is dedicated to cultivating creativity, community, and environmental stewardship through creative reuse and arts education.

Founded in 2016 by Emily Korson, Chris Scott, Matthew Shaw and Jenna Boitano, ReCreative is modeled after our sister organization, Seattle ReCreative, which was also founded by Emily and Jenna in 2014.  Creating these organizations has been a wild ride, with many laughs, multiple plumbing problems, and even a gas explosion along the way.  This work is never dull and always meaningful.  We are proud to project that our work in the Seattle community will reach 15,000 people in our second year of operation--and SO excited to see what we can do for Denver in the years to come.

Program Description

We collect donations of used materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill from local businesses and individuals to redistribute to our community. Proceeds from the resale of these goods helps fund our arts programming and supply free creative materials and workshops to the community.

We believe that art fuels innovation and collaboration, and endeavor to create a physical space and programmatic approach that reflects this belief.  Our hope is that ReCreative Denver will function as much more than a model for environmental stewardship. We see the space as a catalyst for social and intellectual enrichment. By bringing together members of our community not only to shop, but also to create, experience, and discuss art, we aim to foster cultural and personal connection among artists of all ages.  Classes and workshops are conducted by artists, educators and environmental activists from both inside and outside our community.

We believe that art has the power to change human consciousness, and that our project will challenge others to think more broadly about interpersonal and global impact.