Art, Features, Local, TCPalm

Local upcyclers promote art and rescue discards from landfills

Nichole Rouse, who runs Treasure Coast Reuse Center in Port St. Lucie, thinks everything has a purpose and tries to educate people on upcycling. (PROVIDED BY TREASURE COAST REUSE CENTER)
Nichole Rouse, who runs Treasure Coast Reuse Center in Port St. Lucie, thinks everything has a purpose and tries to educate people on upcycling. (PROVIDED BY TREASURE COAST REUSE CENTER)

Some may consider those mismatched socks, empty coffee bags and old-fashioned entertainment centers designed for tube televisions, a waste of space.

To Treasure Coast upcyclers, these untouched items collecting dust in corners of houses, are anything but junk. They turn that perceived trash into cash.

Full story on TCPalm.com at: http://www.tcpalm.com/franchise/tcpalm-social/local-upcyclers-promote-art-and-rescue-discards-from-landfills_16048199

Art, Events, Features, TCPalm

Developer wants to make downtown Fort Pierce an arts destination

PHOTO CAPTION: The building on Orange Avenue in downtown Fort Pierce, which houses Art Mundo and Anytime Fitness recently was acquired by Steve Tarr and his company, OneEleven LLC. (CRYSTAL CHEW/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS)

The changes have already begun.

The building on Orange Avenue in downtown Fort Pierce, which houses Art Mundo and Anytime Fitness, was bought in May by developer Steve Tarr.

His goal is to include the building in a plan to make Fort Pierce Florida’s next big arts destination.

The building is approximately 35,000 square feet; about 5 percent is used for gym space and the remainder is for art. Art Mundo has a downstairs loft and third-floor gallery space with studios for rent.

“We’re going to create a brand for the building,” Tarr said of the acquisition he calls the OneEleven building.

Full story on TCPalm.com at: http://www.tcpalm.com/franchise/tcpalm-social/oneelevenbuilding_78312926