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 10:30 AM-6:30 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.


We’re hiring new teaching artists! We’re looking for individuals who care about art, making, and the environment and are able to work weekday mornings and afternoons. If you or someone you know would be a good fit for our team, check out our application requirements here.


You can now buy Creative Reuse gift cards (or e-Cards) online! Buy and send them instantly. Buy some here.

Starting January 2, 2019 we’ll be open from 10 AM – 7 PM. That’s two more hours of treasure hunting every day!

Upcoming Events:

Tess Senay Eco-Art Prize: A Juried Exhibition Opening Reception

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse has partnered with Tess Senay Raynovich Art & Earth Fund, an organization that supports artists and eco-art in memory of the artist Tess Senay, to bring you an exciting exhibition of eco-art!

Six talented artists were selected through a jurying process to create new work for this show in the Creative Reuse Gallery. One artist will receive the Tess Senay Eco-Art Prize in the amount of $500, to be announced during the opening reception.

Our featured eco-artists:
Lindsey Peck Scherloum, Laura Ramie, Bradford Mumpower, Jennifer Weeks, Oreen Cohen, and Maria Mangano

Come out for a fun night to celebrate these wonderful artists, and to be part of the announcement of the Tess Senay Eco-Art Prize winner! Light snacks and drinks provided, and our shop will be open for shopping throughout the evening.

When: Thursday, April 18
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Futurefest/Reusefest 2019

We will be offering both a hands-on wearables activity and materials collection at this year’s Futurefest! Come find our programs table and express your sustainability intentions with a pin or message in a bottle and don’t forget to stop by our donations table to drop off materials you’re no longer using.

When: Saturday, April 20
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Buhl Park and Children’s Way adjacent to the Children’s Museum

Our participation in this event is supported by the McSwigan Family Foundation.

Extra Mile Field Trip 2019

Join us for hat-making at this year’s Extra Mile Education Foundation Field Trip! Get tickets here.

When: Thursday, April 25
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Heinz Field, UPMC Club

Come find us at the Show and Sell pop-up event for some found object wearable creation!
When: Saturday, April 27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Construction Junction

Trying Together’s Homewood Block Party

When: Saturday, April 27
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Where:  The Homewood Early Learning Hub 7219 Kelly St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA

When: Sunday, April 28
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Where: Robin Hill Park

When: Thursday, May 9
5:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: Homewood-Brushton YMCA

Our participation in this event is supported by the McSwigan Family Foundation.

Frick Park After Dark
When: Friday, May 10
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: Frick Environmental Center

When: Saturday, May 11
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Frick Environmental Center

Our participation in this event is supported by the McSwigan Family Foundation.

When: Saturday, May 11
10:00 AM -12:30 PM

Where: begins at Westinghouse Park, then moves to Creative Reuse

This is a free, family friendly event, but we do ask that you register so that we can assure we have enough supplies.

When: Saturday, May 18
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation

Our participation in this event is supported by the McSwigan Family Foundation.

When: Saturday, May 18
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Oakland

When: Sunday, May 19
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Where: Whitehall Public Library

Our participation in this event is supported by the McSwigan Family Foundation.

When: Sunday, May 19
2:00 – 5:00 PM

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Support for this program is generously provided by McSwigan Family Foundation