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The Beautiful Stuff Project inspires creativity and increases access to play and the arts through reuse.

Our unique inventory is collected from the excess & scrap of local companies, manufacturers, stores, individuals & artists.

We welcome all to share the joy, profound learning, & well-being we promote through our educational programs, community art projects & low cost shopping.

 

Storefront

Drop by & fill a grocery-sized bag for only $10

Drop by & fill a grocery-sized bag for only $10

Teachers, clinicians, parents, kids! Join us at our storefront at 511 Medford St., Somerville, MA for open studios 4 times a week, bring your class for a field trip, drop in for ongoing art card workshops, or if you’re an adult or sign up for a Saturday afternoon workshop. check out our evening Artist Trading Card meet-up. Explore our ever-changing inspiring materials & fill a grocery-sized bag for $10.

Educational Programs

Students explore a set of classic treasure boxes.

Students explore a set of classic treasure boxes.

Our Treasure Box Curriculum is the heart of our work & has grown rapidly from the ground up. It’s popular because it works & insures that play is on the classroom schedule. Bring one of our Professional Development workshops to your staff & dig deep into the treasure box curriculum or discover other ways to integrate our materials into your classroom or program.

Community Arts

Many hands make identity crowns at Festival

Many hands make identity crowns at Festival

The Beautiful Stuff Project brings our mission & materials to a variety of community events; festivals, block parties, community meals, libraries & literacy fairs year-round. Our relationships within the community has always been central to our work. Partner with us & we’ll bring TBSP to your event. Check out our past events by visiting the gallery below.


Highly recommend—affordable prices with lots of recycled options to create, inspire, and encourage students to use their imaginations. We are so fortunate to have a store like this to enrich our students’ education in the Boston area. Thank you for your hard work to offer this incredible resource.
— Preschool Teacher, Brighton, MA