SMART! Scrap Made Art - Eclectic Materials for Artists & Craftspeople

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Progress Inc. will soon open an innovative social enterprise called SMART! - Scrap Made Art (materials). 


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Item created by SMART! Scrap Made Art team - upcycled stepping stone.

SMART! will be an art reuse center where artists, school teachers, craftsmen, seamstress and anyone in between can purchase unique, recycled items for any arts and crafts project. Customers will be able to purchase these recyclable items - from Popsicle sticks to plastic water bottle tops - in bulk for their projects at affordable prices. Along with providing a cool new art store for Nashville, SMART! will benefit Progress Inc.'s mission of giving adults with intellectual disabilities meaningful employment opportunities. The clients we support will eventually work at SMART! with the assistance of management staff.

Check out the Nashville By Nicole interview about Progress Inc. and SMART!

Here are some neat examples of art created from recyclable items found across the web: 

Mini Magnet Craft Courtesy of


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Upcycled greetings card are just one example of the donations we accept.

SMART! is off to a great start with donations from FiftyForward, including fabric, patterns, buttons and other arts and crafts items. 

For more information about  donating to SMART!, please contact Kelli Monday at 

We still need more recyclable goods. Here's a list of what you can donate:

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