The center, headed up by former Vacaville Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ball, wants to use the former bus station to collect, store and redistribute recycled materials from paper and cardboard cones to buttons and fabric at low cost for crafters, artists and community art programs.
The bus station was closed in 2011 when Greyhound discontinued service to Vacaville.
There are also plans to sell materials through a mobile art van acquired from Harvest Church, which would also be used to provide education and art workshops to the community.
Ball said the center’s major goal is to promote the arts and to reuse unwanted materials through the arts, keeping them out of landfills. The center has been working with other art-oriented nonprofits in the Bay Area for some time.