Help local teachers teach creatively!

Through partnership between Orange County Schools, the Hillsborough Arts Council, our generous drop-off sites and volunteers, ArtCycle is a program that collects and distributes donations of new & gently-used art supplies to local classrooms and arts educational programing.

HAC is excited to partner with Orange County Schools to aid local students and teachers returning to classrooms in 2022-2023 by collecting new and gently-used art and school supplies at an ArtCycle Supply Drive during August’s Last Friday in Hillsborough!

HAC & Orange County Schools invites anyone able & joining us at August’s Last Friday to donate in support of tactile and creative learning for students in our area.

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*All donations benefit classrooms in Orange County Schools and local arts educational programming. 

Most Needed Supplies:

1. Writing & Drawing Tools
Pens, Pencils, HB Drawing Pencils, Manual Pencil Sharpeners, Pastels, Crayons, Markers (Sharpies: Fine, Very Fine, Black or Multicolored), Highlighters, Erasers, Rulers, etc.)


2. Paper & Presentation Materials
Notebook, Sketch, Printer, Construction, Tracing, Watercolor, Graph, Poster Board, Card Stock, Trifold Display Board, etc.


3. Paint & Painting Supplies
Nontoxic Paint (Acrylic, Water Color, Oil, etc.), Brushes, Sponges, Canvas, Pallets, etc.


4. Glue, Glue Sticks, Tapes
Masking, Duct, Scotch, Painters, etc.


5. Creative Up-Cycled Materials & MISC
For Sculpting, Crafting, Building, Sewing, Fiber Art, Beading & Jewelry Making, Storage, etc. 

Order Online & Deliver Directly to OCS

 Can't make August's Last Friday but still want to support?  No problem!


HAC has partnered with the Orange County Schools Director of the Arts, Shannon Braxton, to create a public Amazon “Wishlist” where area residents can purchase items any time to be sent directly to Orange County classrooms.

Please ship orders from the Amazon Wishlist to:

Shannon Braxton

Director of the Arts

Orange County Schools

920 Corporate Drive

Hillsborough, NC 27278

*This address is linked on the Amazon Wishlist for easy ordering.

Interested in Volunteering to Support ArtCycle?

This program is in need of supply transport volunteer support! If you're available and interested in supporting ArtCycle as a volunteer, please click here to let us know! 

Find year-round drop-off boxes at:



HAC Gallery & Gift Shop

102 N. Churton St

Hillsborough, NC


TUES-SUN, 10-4



Studio 71

243 S. Churton St

Hillsborough, NC


MON-FRI, 10-6

SAT, 10-4


Orange County Public Library

137 W Margaret Ln

Hillsborough, NC



FRI & SAT, 9-6
SUN, 12-6