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 here or give us a call at 412.473.0100.

General Policy:

No sexism. No racism. No ableism. No homophobia. No transphobia. No hate.

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

Third Thursday: Boomiverse!

Evolve your view of Pittsburgh’s art universe, or the BOOMiverse, with the help of BOOM Concepts and their partners across the city for an activity fair with extra magic! Make, explore, and meet with local arts organizations and creatives. It’s a who’s who of Penn Avenue and beyond in Oakland for one night only.

When: Thursday, September 21

8:00-11:00 pm

Where: Carnegie Museum of Art

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

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.

Please submit this form prior to attending the event. Creative Education volunteers are required to have their child clearances!

When: Saturday, September 30th

9:30-11:00 am

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Future, Reuse, and You!

Imagine a sustainable future and bring it to life using reclaimed materials! This workshop is just one of four climate change workshops that we’re putting on throughout the city. Participants will also receive resources on sustainability that cover everything from where to take the stuff you don’t want in your life anymore, to where to volunteer if you want to save the earth.

This event is part of Assemble’s Saturday Crafternoon Series. Saturday Crafternoons promote hands-on learning and community engagement for youth in grades 1-5 through free, drop-in workshops with local makers and community partners.

When: Saturday, September 30th

1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Assemble

Creative Conundrum Lab: October! 

Join us in our workshop area to explore making with the “Creative Conundrum”, a material that is awesome, reclaimed, and full of creative potential. This event is open to the public and all ages are welcome!

How much: FREE! (thanks to the support of the McSwigan Family Foundation!)

Pssst! Keep your eyes peeled to find out what the super secret Creative Conundrum is!

When: Sunday, October 8th

3:00-5:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse