Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is a non-profit that inspires creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse.

We operate a non-traditional art supply shop located at the intersection of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and Point Breeze, where people can donate used art and craft supplies, as well as shop for these unique items all in the same location. We also facilitate hands-on creative programming that educates the public about the benefits of reuse for the environment, community, and self. We see reuse as a vehicle for boosting self-confidence, learning new skills, and creating opportunity for all.

Donation Policy: 

We can accept a single box of donations any day of the week between 11:30 AM-5:30 PM. Please be aware that we cannot accommodate walk-in donations of more than one box. Please do not leave donations outside our door.

If you have more than one box of donations, you’ll need to make an appointment so we can prepare for your donation. The easiest way to make an appointment is to fill out our online form at www.pccr.org/donate or give us a call at 412.473.0100.


Kreepy Doll Gallery Show Opening Reception

When: Thursday, August 17th

6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


Almost Free Sale!

Join us in our garage and fill a paper grocery bag with select goodies from our shop, warehouse, and donation center for just $5! No limit on how many bags you can buy. Save hundreds of dollars!

Please note this event is held in the garage next to the Creative Reuse shop, not inside the Creative Reuse shop itself.

When: Saturday, August 19th

11:00 am-4:00 pm

Where: The garage next to Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


 Many as One: Evening Design Workshop with Tereneh Mosely

Join us for an evening design workshop where you will help artist Tereneh Mosley create a look for her Spring 2018 New York Fashion Week collection and an upcoming Creative Reuse exhibition. You will also have the chance to create something for yourself: headpieces, all manners of jewelry, patches for clothes, additions to t-shirts, new sleeves, tails for dresses, anklets, or whatever you can dream up! Get your tickets today!

When: Thursday, August 24th

5:30-8:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


Creative Education Volunteer Orientation

Our Creative Education team facilitates a variety of hands-on educational programming in the Pittsburgh region. Volunteers help us manage our materials and help us facilitate the creative projects of program participants. During this orientation session, we will talk about Creative Reuse’s history, mission, and values. We will also talk about what volunteering at Creative Reuse programs entails, and share a taste of what that experience is actually like.

We ask that you submit this form prior to attending the event. Creative Education volunteers are required to have their child clearances so if you have any please bring them to the orientation.

When: Wednesday, August 30th

6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


Kreepy Doll Factory Adult Workshop

Meet artist-in-residence Daniel Baxter of the Kreepy Doll Factory at a fun-filled evening workshop! Daniel will reveal the secrets of creating his wildly inventive and creative Kreepy Dolls. You will follow Daniel step by step and make your very own doll using all reclaimed materials from Creative Reuse.

Get your tickets today!

When: Thursday, August 31

6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


Creative Reuse Benefit Night!

Pop by and drink a whiskey to support Creative Reuse at the Barrelhouse on the North Side! We’ll have a plethora of fun things to get into, if you’re so inclined: a raffle, silent auction, pop-up shop, and a creative station.

When: Friday, September 1

6:00-9:00 pm

Where: Wiggle Whiskey  Barrelhouse


Nine Mile Run Bike Tour and Block Party

We’ll be at Nine Mile Run’s Block Party following their bike tour! Join us at this free event for snacks, live music, and much more!

When: Saturday, September 9th

2:00-5:00 pm

*Bike tour runs from 12:00-3:00 pm*

Where: Biddle’s Escape


Kreepy Doll workshop for kids!

Meet artist-in-residence Daniel Baxter of the Kreepy Doll Factory at a fun-filled evening workshop! This workshop is for kids aged 10 and up. Guardians are welcome to attend at no additional fee to help their child create their Kreepy Doll. If the guardian would also like to make a doll, you are welcome! Please buy a ticket for both you and your child.

Get your tickets today!

When: Wednesday, September 13th

6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


ALCOSAN Open House

Come create with reclaimed materials at the ALCOSAN Open House, a fun-filled environmental festival for all ages!

When: Saturday, September 16th

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Where: Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN)


Many As One: Design Exhibition with Tereneh Mosely

Join us for an evening gallery opening reception showcasing artist Tereneh Mosley’s Spring 2018 New York Fashion Week collection.

When: Thursday, September 21st

6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


Green Festival & Hay Day

The Allegheny Green and Innovation Festival is a free, sustainable living festival held in conjunction with Hay Day – a fun-filled family event featuring a petting zoo, hay rides, inflatables, arts and crafts, and other activities for individuals, kids, and families. Come craft with us in our tent and enjoy the other fun activities the day has to offer!

When: Saturday, September 23rd

12:00-4:00 pm

Where: Hartwood Acres Amphitheater