Remainders: Creative Reuse, is a non-profit organization based in Pasadena. It was founded by Robin Cox and started in her garage. With hard work and the support of family, committed volunteers, and community stakeholders it has grown to encompass a 6,000-square-foot materials depot, creative space, and gallery in northwest Pasadena. Remainders’ mission is to provide resources to the community and implement local, inclusive artistic opportunities. As they believe this is a catalyst for positive growth that will result in environmental, social, educational, and developmental change, thereby initiating global change one creative experience at a time.
One of the core principles of Remainder is to divert usable material away from landfills. All the materials that Remainders carry are donated to them by members of the community who want to see a better system for items/materials that are no longer needed but still usable. By recycling and promoting creative reuse, Remainders helps people contribute to the healing of the environment and raises awareness about the benefit of up-cycling raw materials and repurposing usable goods, as opposed to buying these materials new.
Remainders also provides educational opportunities to people of all economic levels, engaging them in maker culture as a means of personal creative expression, while simultaneously educating artists, artisans, and teachers to include creative reuse in their work and training them to teach others. It is an intergenerational space where seasoned local artists and makers work side by side with younger generations and new learners who benefit from the open sharing of knowledge and experience.
Remainders endeavors to build a creative community within our neighborhood and city and to be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can work together, exchange ideas, and make a difference in each other’s lives and in the community.
ActiveSGV's annual awards party, Noche de las Luminarias, honors people making strides to realize a more sustainable, equitable, and livable San Gabriel Valley. On 9/22/22 we are excited to once again host the event in a beautiful, outdoor setting at Grapevine Arbor in the City of San Gabriel. More information about the event and how to get tickets here.