The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse (PCCR) promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse.
We achieve our mission through strategic initiatives including our SHOP where artists, teachers and everyone else can get the materials they need for their creative projects, and through our hands-on creative PROGRAMS, both at our Center and around the community.
If you’re looking for art and craft supplies, fabric, yarn, sewing notions, office supplies, paper, or weird, interesting, or rare objects to incorporate into your art or practical project, you’ll love our shop. We’re open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm and we’d love to talk with you about what you’re making. Visit our Facebook page for up-to-date photos of materials in our shop and project ideas. (You don’t have to be “on” Facebook to see our stuff.)
If you are planning an event that needs a creative activity with an environmental twist, learn more about Reuse-A-Palooza, then email email@example.com to get on our calendar. We also offer CLASSES where you’ll learn to make beautiful and useful objects with reclaimed materials.
Since moving from its first space in the attic of Construction Junction to a 4200 square foot first floor shop in 2011, PCCR has received over $140,000 in donated materials, diverted over 30 tons of waste from landfills, and provided dozens of creative reuse programs for organizations ranging from the Penn Hills Library to the Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Our shop is located in the same building as Construction Junction — be sure to visit them while you’re here! While our organizations are separate, we share a commitment to keeping useful stuff out of landfills and in the hands of folks who can use it. We wouldn’t be here without their example and generosity.
PCCR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. From 2008 through 2012 we were a project of the Pennsylvania Resources Council. We are so grateful to PRC for their guidance and support.