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.


WE ARE HIRING TEACHING ARTISTS! Application Deadline is July 31! Click this link for the details.

Special Events:

Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Night
When: Thursday, July 26
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Ten Thousand Villages, Squirrel Hill
5820 Forbes Ave, 15217

Upcoming Creative Education Programs:

Bookmaking at Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
When: Tuesday, July 10
1:00-2:00 pm
Where: Andrew Bayne Memorial Library

After Dark: Potterfest
Visit our wand-making station at this adult-only, after-hours event! Must be 21+
When: Friday, July 13
6:00-9:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
*Event runs from 6:00-10:00 pm*

Deutschtown Music Festival
When: Saturday, July 14
2:00-6:00 pm
Where: Northside – Allegheny Commons East Park
*Festival runs from July 13-14*

Creative Conundrum Lab: The Masks We Wear
When: Sunday, July 15
3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Join us for our monthly Creative Conundrum Lab, this iteration features special guest, Terry Gibson! Terry is a collage and assemblage artist, as well as an analog photographer.

The Masks We Wear at Creative Reuse is a project encouraging the public to explore and create their own personal protections in the form of masks, crowns, breastplates, and jewelry.

After the item(s) are crafted, Terry will be taking photo portraits of anyone wanting to capture an image of themselves in their protective garb. There is a $5 suggested donation to Terry for the production of photographic prints.

Support for this program is generously provided by McSwigan Family Foundation

Marble Runs at Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
When: Tuesday, July 17
1:00-2:00 pm
Where: Andrew Bayne Memorial Library

Theme Night: Potterfest
Visit our wand-making station at this after-hours family night event! All ages welcome.
When: Friday, July 27
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
*Event Runs 6:00-9:00 pm*

Reuse-a-Palooza at Whitehall Library
When: Tuesday, July 31
1:30-2:30 pm
Where: Whitehall Library

Bookbinding with Deanna!
When: Thursday, August 9
6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Join Creative Reuse teaching artist Deanna Baringer for a fun night of demonstrations and hands-on making! In this class we will be transforming reclaimed greeting cards and other reclaimed materials into one-of-a-kind notebooks, using three different non-adhesive binding styles! We will have lots of surprising materials on hand for you to explore, and if you have a favorite greeting card at home that you’d like to repurpose, bring it with you and Deanna will help you turn into a perfectly personalized notebook.

All supplies and tools are provided and are completely reclaimed materials from Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. We’ll also have some yummy snacks and drinks to share, and feel free to BYOB!
Get your tickets today!

Creative Conundrum Lab: August!
Our monthly Creative Conundrum Lab is a FREE drop-in workshop open to the public!
When: Sunday, August 19
3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
This month’s Creative Conundrum is…TBD! Check this space for more details coming soon.