This much fun might be illegal


Every month, we partner with Pikes Peak Library to host a community Art SWAP. You bring in your old arts and craft supplies and swap for “new” ones. Bring the family, and hang out with us while new items pile. Bring a book, do a free craft, or meet new friends. Each month we are at a different library.

No registration required, free, just show up!

1) Bring your new/gently used crafting items that you want to purge.

2) We weigh them in & you will receive 1 ticket per pound.

3) Use your tickets to buy other crafting supplies at the SWAP for 1 ticket per pound.
Tickets from previous SWAPS can also be used.

4) Enjoy a FREE craft project too!

** Please read the NOTES section for more details.

2024 SCHEDULE (with bigger spaces!)

  • 2/10 – High Prairie Library, 1-4pm  Moved to April!
  • 3/16 – Sand Creek Library, 1-4pm
  • 4/27 – High Prairie Library, 1-4pm
  • 5/11 – Manitou Library, 1-4pm
  • 6/15 – Library 21c, 1-4pm
  • 7/20 – East Library, 1-4pm, 1-4pm
  • 8/31 – Rockrimmon Library, 1-4pm
  • 9/14 – Old Colorado City Library – Outside! 1-4pm
  • 10/19 – Monument Library, 1-4pm
  • 11/2 – Mobile Library – Banning Lewis Ranch, 1-4pm

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Download the schedule here: 2024 Art Swap Schedule Flyer

• Accepting your goodies begins at the start time
• We are run by volunteers. Give them praise, smiles, and space to get out your items!
• Tickets can be used at ANY Art Swap and are good forever.
• Tickets cannot be used at the retail shop.
• Please only bring in crafting supplies and not items that are considered trash, in bad condition, or items that can be recycled.
• We accept a lot more items at our shop! Come see us at the store.

• magazines or books
• construction/architectural waste
• fabric samples
• food containers
• office supplies
• clothing items
• bedding & pillows
• beer, wine, soda & water bottles
• food containers
• contemporary clothing/shoes
• healthcare items
• teaching curriculum
• CD’s, VHS, DVD’s, cassette tapes
• plastic dishes (solo, plates/cups/mugs, etc)

Holiday items:
They are only accepted 2 months before the holiday.
**VINTAGE holiday is always accepted (1969 and older)**

Office/school supplies:
Please hold until July when we start collecting for the new school year.

Fabric Scraps:
Please no fabric scraps smaller than a standard piece of paper (8 ½ x 11 in).

NO Building materials (carpet, fabric, tile, wood, vinyl samples, household paint)

About The Art SWAP Organization

Art SWAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This organization was created to provide educational programming and affordable materials within our urban and rural communities; to build partnerships and creatively collaborate with organizations who promote arts in education and to inspire creative reuse and responsible and sustainable practices through reuse, re-purposing and up-cycling.

Art SWAP supports a broad range of social impact and social enterprise businesses and organizations in the nonprofit and for profit sector. Our organization has quickly evolved in response for the need to support entrepreneurs and start up businesses in the arts industry.

The stories and passions of local artisans, musicians, and those in the performing arts continue to inspire us to provide a symbiotic safety net for all art activities in the community. Art SWAP focuses its efforts on giving all a chance to explore new ideas. Social impact businesses can inspire others to strive for a higher purpose to merge mission and margin, purpose and profit. Art SWAP seeks to create social and environmental impacts and reshape the arts economy. This model offers small businesses and organizations to actively engage in creating value that goes beyond the bottom line.

Art SWAP is an equal opportunity employer. Art SWAP prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy gender, identity and sexual orientation), age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.