Best Free Art Supplies (2008)

Materials for the Arts

City-sponsored agency MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS has a wildly eclectic inventory—chairs, old computers, fabric, paint, paper, mannequins, \"industrial by-products,\" you name it—all donations from businesses, otherwise headed for the trash. So, for no charge, those eligible—including all NYC nonprofit cultural organizations, art programs, and individual artists \"working with a registered cultural organization in a public setting\"—get to come on down to MFTA\'s enormous warehouse in Long Island City for some picking and choosing. Applications, including a list of needed materials, are required; call for an appointment.


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