About the Craft Carousel Gift Shop and the Apex Community Recreation Center! If you enjoy the holiday craft shows that pop up in the fall, you will love the Craft Carousel Gift Shop all year round! We only stock items made by hand by local artists.
The Craft Carousel Gift Shop is operated entirely by volunteers. As a result of the volunteers' time and efforts in 2013, the gift shop made donations totaling $800 to the Community Recreation Center to help sponsor the Concert Series, as well as the Bunny and Santa Breakfasts. In 2013 alone, their efforts directly touched the lives of 3,024 people who attended these events. The Craft Carousel Gift Shop also contributed $600 for the Center's new event table covers. Many volunteers put in hundreds of hours consigning and selling handcrafted items to benefit the Center, as well as providing an outlet for community crafters to sell their wares.
The shop is located inside of the Community Center at 68th and Wadsworth in Arvada. Stop by and meet the dedicated, friendly staff and volunteers who will greet you at the door and answer any of your questions. The Center offers many activities with a growing array of classes, trips, clubs, and volunteering opportunities.
If you enjoy crafts and would like to donate your time and talent, you may wish to look into the Crafty Seniors Club. This group meets at the Center every week providing an opportunity for members to spend quality time together while making items from donated materials which are then sold in the Craft Carousel Gift Shop. Proceeds from the sales benefit special projects at the Center. This great club also makes lap robes, bags, baby items, and stuffed toys that are donated to Jefferson County residents in need, such as persons in nursing homes, battered women's shelters, and others.
Crafty Seniors use their skills and donated materials to create the items they have fun making while spending time enjoying the company of others.
Handmade items are prepared for sale in the Carousel Gift Shop or to be donated to local residents in need.
Our shop is run entirely by volunteers who are proud members of the APEX Park & Recreation Community!