A guide for students and visitors
to the UW Tacoma neighborhood


A destination for teachers, students, artists, crafters, inventors, makers, hackers, and tinkerers (of any age) in search of unusual materials for any creative venture.

Tinkertopia works with local businesses, capturing safe, reusable materials from the wastestream, and reimagines these as unusual arts and craft supplies for kids, teachers, makers and tinkerers.

Founded by two Tacoma artists (one a preschool art teacher, the other a political cartoonist), Tinkertopia promotes an definitive sense of planetary resource conservation working with local industries to divert safe+clean remnants, seconds, scraps, off-cuts, discards, misprints and overstock from the waste stream, then redistributing these goods as low-cost arts & crafts supplies.

Phone Number

(253) 778-6539