Tacoma's Terrific Tinkertopia

Have you been to Tinkertopia yet? It’s only the best idea ever, made possible by a Spaceworks grant and the combined creative artistry that is Ryan and Darcy Anderson. Located downtown on Pacific Avenue, next to Indochine and Savor, Tinkertopia is “creative reuse center,” taking surplus objects destined for the landfill and repurposing them into supplies for ART!  Most items are sold in bulk but the larger or more valuable items are priced as marked – no matter, pretty much everything you could imagine (and many things you’d never imagine) is affordable and INSPIRING. They’ve also set up an open art studio space for tinkers of all ages to have creative space and access to the materials. Ryan and Darcy are helpful and enthusiastic. Their son, already a veteran tinker, was eager to show off his creations as well as some favorites around the store. My children can’t get enough of the place, especially my Zoe. ...read more

by Life. Photographed. Aug. 15, 2013 at 7:06pm