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.


November Sale: BOGO Paper Sale!

Enjoy this buy-one-get-one-free sale on EVERYTHING in our paper section!

Bonus sale: Photo Fill-a-bag: $10 Photography Supplies/Photo Bag Sale

Here’s the fill-a-bag to top all fill-a-bags! Photography equipment, Cameras, photos, negatives, etc. for just $10 per bag!


Shop Closures:

Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th


Homewood Small Business Expo

See what Homewood has to offer! The afternoon is free and open to the public so come craft with us and meet other local businesses.

When: Saturday, November 18th

1:00-4:00 pm

**The event runs from 9:00 am-4:00 pm and will be open to the public from 1:00-4:00 pm

Where: Homewood-Brushton YMCA 


Greenroom: The Old Man and the Old Moon

Come enjoy a performance of the Old Man and the Old Moon then join us for a one-of-a-kind after party! Make a pin inspired by the show and try your hand a puppeteering. More details available here!

When: Friday, November 24th

8:00-11:00 pm

Where: City Theatre


Pop-up Shop at Handmade Arcade

Browse our pop-up shop for holiday goodies and gifts!

When: Saturday, December 2nd

11:00 am-7:00

Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center


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.

We ask that you submit this form prior to attending the event. Creative Education volunteers are required to have their child clearances!

When: Sunday, December 3rd

1:00-2:30 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


 Creative Conundrum Lab: December!

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!)

This event’s Creative Conundrum is …TBD! Watch this space for updates.

When: Sunday, December 3rd

3:00-5:00 pm

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 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, December 13th

6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood


Threadbare Cider House Benefit Night

When: Wednesday, December 13th

5:00-9:00 pm

Where: Threadbare Cider House