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: 

Thanks for choosing reuse! We’re excited to get your donation into the creative hands in our community. Please check our Donation Guide here for acceptable materials before you continue.

Just one box?

We’re happy to accept a single box of donations from you 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. Unfortunately, any materials left outside must be thrown away.

More than one box?

If you have more than one box of donations, we can easily schedule an appointment with you so we can prepare for your donation. The best way to make an appointment is to fill out the form here or give us a call at 412.473.0100.

For more information on how to donate materials to Creative Reuse, please go to our Materials Donation page here.

General Policy:

No sexism. No racism. No ableism. No homophobia. No transphobia. No hate. We believe that everyone deserves to be supported, respected, and safe.

Job Opportunity:

We’re looking to fill a Shop Assistant position. See the full job description here.

Shop Closures:

Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23

Special Events:

Creative Education Volunteer Orientation

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.

When: Wednesday, November 14
6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Upcoming Creative Education Programs:

POSTPONED: Crafts for Clean Air: 21+ Night

This event has been postponed. Keep an eye on this space for the new date and time.

During 21+ Night, participants will hear a presentation from GASP about the effects of air pollution on athletes as they create a craft of their choice. Beer and snacks provided! Space is limited so get your tickets today!

When: ???
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Assemble Learning Party: Making Waves

Join us at Assemble for this FREE event! We’ll have a postcard making station where you can express your feelings about the state of our world.

When: Friday, November 16
4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Assemble

Creative Conundrum Lab: A Community Response to Hate

This special edition of our monthly Creative Conundrum Lab will be a continuation of our “A Community Response to Hate” workshop series. Join us for flag and sign making and make sure your voice is heard.

When: Sunday, November 18
3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Trophies at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick
When: Wednesday, November 28
3:30-5:15 pm
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick

A Community Response to Hate

We at Creative Reuse are creating opportunities for community members to respond to the tragedies and injustices that have been heavily weighing on both hearts and minds. Join us for a flag making workshop at our center and express your thoughts and feelings. You may take your flag home or choose to display it in our gallery space.

We believe that marginalized communities deserve to be respected, supported, and safe. Let this be an ongoing and intentional response to hate in all of its manifestations.

In addition to our workshop sessions, a drop-in flag making station is available in our gallery 11am-6pm, every day of the week.

When: Wednesday, November 28
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse