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.

October Sale: “No tricks, all treats” Fabric Sale!

Every day this month choose one item from the fabric section and like magic, it will be 40% off! One discounted item per person, per day.


Bonus sale: Media Magnificence: $2 Media Bag Sale

Choose from a whole smorgasbord of media goodness. LPs, sheet music, cassette tapes, CDs, VHS, and cases galore, just ripe for the bagging. No limit on how many bags you can buy.

GUTS (a friendly pumpkin carving competition)

We’ll be providing materials and tools to make your own costume or trick-or-treat tote while enjoying the GUTS festivities!

When: Sunday, October 22nd

4:00-6:00 pm

*Event runs 3:00-7:00 pm

Where: Spirit in Lawrenceville

Many As One Artist Talk with Tereneh Mosley

Join us for an evening artist talk where you will get your last chance to see artist Tereneh Mosley’s Spring 2018 New York Fashion Week collection, and hear from her first hand about her collection.

When: Thursday, October 26th

6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Kelly Strayhorn Theater 9th Annual Halloween Mayhem

Join us at Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s 9th Annual Halloween Mayhem! We’ll have all sorts of reclaimed materials and tools ready for you to make your own costume accessories!

When: Saturday, October 28th

12:00-4:00 pm

Where: Kelly Strayhorn Theater


Our biannual design sample sale is back! We’ll be accepting business donations by appointment on Friday, November 3rd and opening our Garage to the public on Saturday November 4th.  Take as much as you want for just $5! If you are a design firm with samples to donate please call the shop and ask for Daniel or contact him by email at daniel@pccr.org.

When: Friday, November 3rd-Saturday, November 4th

11:00 am-6:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse Garage

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 workshop will be held in the Children’s Department of the Wilkinsburg Public Library and is open to all ages!

This event is supported in part by a grant from CUSP – CUSP is a Pittsburgh, New York, DC, and Philadelphia based project, funded by the National Science Foundation, and coordinated locally by Carnegie Museum of Natural History, that aims at changing climate conversation in urban settings. More info about CUSP here.

When: Wednesday, November 8th

3:30-5:30 pm

Where: Wilkinsburg Public Library

Craftical: Tactical Crafting Night!

Save the date! Craftical is BACK on Nov 9th at the Ace Hotel! More details, sponsors, and fun secrets to be revealed soon. Get your craft on at the craft-off!

When: Thursday, November 9th

7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh