Smart Studio Grand Opening Set on America Recycles Day

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New green art studio to hold special Grand Opening event

Smart Studio is San Luis Obispo County's only green art studio, gallery and gift shop that uses and sells repurposed materials for arts, crafts and gift ideas.

Creative reuse demonstrates that all ‘junk’ has value, and with the local landfill quickly filling up, it’s something that will help the environment.

San Luis Obispo County residents are invited to the grand opening of the county’s first ever green art studio that doubles as a gallery and gift shop using repurposed materials on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15.

The Smart Studio is a program of the Child Development Resource Center of the Central Coast (CDRC), and all proceeds from Smart Studio sales benefit the therapy and child development programs of the CDRC.

“Recycling is something everyone can do, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be really fun, and reusing materials for arts and crafts can help get your creative juices flowing,” said CDRC Executive Director Terri Kurczewski. “Creative reuse demonstrates that all ‘junk’ has value, and with the local landfill quickly filling up, it’s something that will help the environment. That’s why on America Recycles Day the Smart Studio will officially open to the public with a Recycled Mustache Contest.”

As part of the Recycled Mustache Contest, participants can stop by the Smart Studio from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 and pick out some materials for a chic holiday mustache. After crafting a mustache, children and adults can submit their final product for a chance to win a Smart Studio gift certificate and be displayed in the studio’s Creative Reuse Hall of Fame.

America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 to promote recycling awareness, commitment and action.

The Smart Studio is still in need of volunteers to both collect donations as well as help out at the studio. The Smart Studio is located at 3591 Sacramento Dr. #104 in San Luis Obispo, CA and is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Businesses that produce bulk quantities of reusable materials or packaging are encouraged to call and discuss partnering with Smart Studio for a tax deductable donation.

For more information about the CDRC, visit or call (805) 544-0801. For more information about the Smart Studio and for a list of items needed, call (805) 544-0801, ext. 738 visit

The Child Development Resource Center of the Central Coast is a nonprofit organization located in San Luis Obispo that is dedicated to providing child development and therapeutic services to strengthen families regardless of income or situation. The organization works in partnership with families by involving them in their children’s lives and preparing children for school readiness. More information can be found at

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