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.
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.
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.
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.