Eco-art center leaving downtown Roseville

reCREATE relocating to space double the size
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reCREATE has been so successful, the eco-art center had to find a new home.

The downtown Roseville center will move to a larger industrial space on Washington Boulevard, which will open Oct. 1. By doing so, reCREATE will double in size, expanding from 1,600-square-feet to 3,200-square feet.

“We love downtown and wanted to stay, especially with all the improvements they’re doing,” said Executive Director Donna Sangwin. “But we just couldn’t find a place that worked for us.”

reCREATE is a nonprofit organization formed in 2008 that collects unwanted clean and usable material from local businesses. These donated materials are provided as fodder for environmental lessons, art and creative expression at schools.

Customers can also stop by the organization’s art center to purchase the business byproducts at a low cost.

At the downtown location, about 50 to 100 people attend drop-in crafting on a weekly basis. But when the center hosts kids’ birthday parties, craft time has to stop. In the new venue, this won’t be the case.

“It’s time to move,” Sangwin said on a recent morning, motioning to the overstuffed storage room and crowded shelves. “We are just full packed everywhere.”

~ Sena Christian


reCREATE Eco-Art Center
Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday.
New location: 8417 Washington Blvd. Suite 135 in Roseville
Info: To help volunteer with the move, e-mail Donna Sangwin at For more information, visit