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The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is a unique environmental art museum and engaging mobile program that delivers art and environmental education to children throughout the Coachella Valley. By using donated discarded materials, students of all ages learn about conservation, reuse and other environmental issues through hands-on exploration.

The essence of what the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery does is captured in the Four R’s - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Responsibility.
— Karen Riley, Executive Director

SCRAP Gallery Facility


S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is the only children’s art and environmental conservation museum in the eastern Coachella Valley, and the only one of its kind in Riverside County, CA. The facility allows for creative expression and education to take place.

Children create art on-site by using donated discarded materials while at the same time learning about complex environmental issues, arts, culture, science and much more. The gallery exhibits works of art by renown artists alongside those of S.C.R.A.P. Gallery youth, and houses both permanent and temporary interactive exhibits on issues like GMOs, renewable energy, water scarcity and climate change. Field trips for K-12 students take place throughout the week. The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery serves as a resource for teachers and students alike

SCRAP Mobil Unit - SCRAP Van Gogh.

S.C.R.A.P. Van Gogh:

Going beyond borders of all kinds, S.C.R.A.P. Gallery travels to deliver innovative art and environmental education programs to kids and adults throughout the Coachella Valley. By going to schools, libraries, festivals and events as well as other educational venues,  S.C.R.A.P. Gallery ensures that those unable to visit the physical location still have access to these. Through a hands-on effort stressing the Four R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Responsibility the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery actively engage youth as stewards of their environment.

Our mission


The mission of the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is to actively engage youth as stewards of their environment through a concentrated, hands-on, educational effort stressing the Four R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Responsibility. 

The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is an innovative program that addresses two of today’s most urgent issues – the environment and the education of our youth. Conservation and reuse through hands-on exploration with discarded materials is promoted at the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery. Arts and science workshops help students understand complex environmental issues. Materials donated by local businesses and manufacturers are available for reuse by teachers, artists and community programs.

If we cannot envision the world we would like to live in, we cannot work towards its creation. If we cannot place ourselves in it in our imagination, we will not believe it is possible.
— Chellis Glendinning, author

See S.C.R.A.P. in action


The average American discards 4.3 pounds of garbage every day. Without recycling, we add unneeded pressure to our environment -- from our forests, to our deserts and to our oceans, by extracting more and more resources. These environmental issues are discussed by adults yet nearly ignored in our school systems.

Enter the Student Creative Recycle Art Program (S.C.R.A.P. Gallery). S.C.R.A.P. Gallery’s unique approach to help solve environmental problems teaches children to be creative while building science, technology, engineering, art and math skills(S.T.E.A.M.). Through personal recycling habits children learn to take care of the planet.

We need your help to continue to change the world
You can help by:

Donate or try a Membership

Making a one time donation or become a S.C.R.A.P. Gallery Member through a monthly contribution. We have several membership levels to choose from and each include exclusive members benefits.

Your financial support will allow the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery to continue programing both on site and through our innovative outreach programs.

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Join the movement to save the environment by spreading the word amongst your family and friends. Visit our share page to share your support for the the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery and help others join the movement.


Your donations allow us to take this unique educational programming for youth throughout Southern California and around the world.  S.C.R.A.P. Gallery leaves its mark by inspiring youth to play an active role in their environment.

Contributions also allow for ongoing field trips to take place, giving students the opportunity to visit the Gallery and partake in a creative curriculum focused on conservation, science, technology, engineering, art and math (S.T.E.A.M.). This type of curriculum exposes youth to once in a lifetime opportunities, careers and much more.

80% of your donation goes to core programming year round, this includes our mobile unit the S.C.R.A.P. Van Gogh which serves as an outreach arm.

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S.C.R.A.P. Gallery addresses two of today's most urgent issues - the environment and the education of our youth. We work with youth from all over Southern California to promote conservation and reuse by teaching them to creatively practice the Four R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Responsibility. We need your contribution!

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
— Albert Einstein