Urban Source has been Vancouver’s number one choice for alternative art materials for over 15 years.
We collect from over 100 different local industries, diverting safe, useable off-cuts, discards, misprints and over-stock from the land fill. Materials are then sorted, organized and prepared for the store. Most importantly, we come up with a variety of innovative uses for everything we collect.
Artists, designers, teachers, students, daycare workers and families rely on us for providing one of a kind art materials. Local industries are happy to have us haul away their unwanted goodies thereby reducing their disposal costs.
Over bins are set up at a child-friendly height, encouraging kids to explore, create and shop for themselves. Artifacts created by the staff and customers are on display to inspire and delight.
Come by and check out our current stock; you’ve never seen a store like this before!