The SHARE Room is open!

Located in B5 (basement level), the SHARE Room is open for public use. It’s a self-serve swap room for usable art materials. The room is open any time the CAL building is open: Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm and on the weekends from 10 am to 4 pm.

As the Surplus Hub for Artistic Resource Exchange, the SHARE Room is designed with these goals in mind:

  • Divert reusable items from the waste stream: please share your art materials with others.
  • Offers low-cost access to materials: art supplies can be expensive and hard to find. It’s FREE to use the SHARE Room
  • Easy and convenient swapping: come by when it’s convenient for you. No appointments needed. Take whatever you want to use.

Today’s items include: frames, ribbons, scrap wood, magazine and more. Every day is different. We only ask that items left behind are useable for the next person. No trash, please!

We can also host a swap event for your group! Please email us to schedule one:

We are grateful for the general operational support of the Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Humanities Council, and the City of Montpelier for their support of our work, including the SHARE Room.