The Storefront

We welcome all types of shoppers; teachers, parents, students, artists, community workers, clergy & neighborhood friends.

Whether you visit once a year or once a month, we are committed to providing you with affordable, inspiring, up-cycled materials.

Location: 511 Medford St. Somerville, MA 02145

Store hours of operation:

MONDAY: 12pm-6pm

TUESDAY: 12pm-6pm

WEDNESDAY: CLOSED

THURSDAY: 12pm-8pm (6p-8p Adult Artist Trading Card meetup)

FRIDAY: CLOSED

SATURDAY: 12-5pm

SUNDAY: CLOSED

 
Two students shopping for materials on a field trip.

Two students shopping for materials on a field trip.

Shop our Materials

Fill your own grocery size bag of materials for $10.  We are committed to a “pay what you can model” & appeal to those who can to pay more when they get a bag. Maybe $15? Maybe even $25. Consider your generosity a gift to support creativity & hands on learning for all children & a vote of confidence towards our continued success. Finally, please bring a reusable shopping bag or a recycled paper bag from your house if possible.

During Open Studio time, drop in & make a project for $5.

During Open Studio time, drop in & make a project for $5.

Open Studios

Come in ready to get inspired. During open hours materials out on our studio tables are ready for you to get creative. Mosaic Mondays, Tinkering Tuesdays, Art Trading Card Thursdays, and Surprise Saturdays.

$5 drop in donation. More if you can.

College students creating models of classrooms.

College students creating models of classrooms.

Events & Workshops

TBSP offers a variety of events and workshops for both kids & adults. Learn how to make a journal with Angie, drop in for an art trading card club, sign your child up for a vacation or summer program, host a birthday party, join us for parent-child after-school maker workshop or plan a visit with your group. Bookmark our calendar of events or add your name to the email list for updates!


The new storefront is a great place to spend an hour (or more!) doing crafts with my kids. My 5 and 9 year olds both loved their first visit there! Such an amazing collection of supplies, set up with thought and creativity.
— Sarah, Mom of 5 & 9 year old