Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse.
we're doing this together!
We are so grateful to our friends at East End Food Co-Op, and to all of the lovely folks who rounded-up at the register during the month of May to support Creative Reuse! If you signed up for the drawing during a visit to the Co-Op last month, watch your email in the next few days to learn how much you helped us raise and who won the gift certificate and goody basket!
We are SO excited to be a part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival again this year! Our Reuse-a-Palooza tent in the Giant Eagle Creativity Zone will be open from 12:00-6:00 PM each day of the festival (that’s Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 14). Reuse-a-Palooza is a hands-on exploratory art activity where participants are invited to create with a large array of reclaimed materials. The possibilities for creations during a Reuse-a-Palooza are nearly endless! Here is an album of photos from last year’s festival. We can’t wait to see the magic that happens this year.
Bar Crafts is back on Sunday, June 7 from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Allegheny Wine Mixer in Lawrenceville. Let loose with reuse! Enjoy a craft kit AND an adult beverage at the same time. We provide the tools, you provide $5 per kit. To-go kits will also be available!
Volunteer Orientation will be on Sunday, June 28 from 4:30-5:30 PM. Learn all about how to become a Creative Reuse volunteer at this month's orientation. Fill out an application here to get the process started!
open studio hiatus We’ve truly loved connecting with our amazing and talented community during monthly Open Studio Nights, but we’ve come the difficult decision to put Open Studio on hiatus. Please bear with us, and keep an eye on our newsletter and social media, as we cook up other wonderful ways to engage with you in the Creative Reuse space.
We're also super excited to partner with TekStart's Beauty of STEM program, as part of this summer's Pittsburgh City of Learning initiative. During this 8-week program, participants will create a number of clothing items and accessories from reclaimed materials, which will then be displayed in a culminating fashion show! Participants will also earn a number of digital badges! If you are or know a young person between the ages of 10 and 17 interested in making and fashion and would like to participate, contact Shimira Williams at TekStart for more information.
may programs recap...
Our programs team spent a good amount of May planning for this summer’s activities, but we did manage to sneak in a bit of crafty fun (click the links below to check out the event photos):
& thank yous!
Even President Obama knows making stuff is cool. Celebrate National Week of Making, June 12-18 by tinkering, experimenting, creating, and innovating through making. We know where you can get some really cool supplies for all those projects! Also check out Pittsburgh's own Remake Learning network.
Pennsylvania Resource Council's ReuseFest is a one-day drop off event open to the general public that diverts materials from local landfills to reuse by Pittsburgh non-profits (like us!). This year’s ReuseFest is set for June 13 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at UPMC Passavant just north of the City of Pittsburgh.
Click here for more info on which non-profits will be there and what they'll be accepting. Click here to view a flier for the event. We'll be there until Fancy, our lovely van, is filled! We're specifically looking for the following donations at this event: artist paint, canvas, brushes, pastels, fabric (one yard or more), frames of any size, photographs, prints, and small vintage items for repurposing. If you have other items or large quantities of items to donate, please contact us to arrange a donation appointment at the shop.
Questions about ReuseFest? Contact Sarah Alessio Shea at PRC or call 412.488.7490 ext. 236
awesome item of the month!
We recently received a Brother Knitting Machine (model KH-836), and two different attachments for it (KH-830 & KA-451). These machines regularly sell online for over $800, but you can buy ours for $400! Give the shop a call at 412-473-0100 if you have any questions about this awesome item.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for fun links, photos from our adventures, and our weekly shop highlights photo tour!
Stay artful, friends!
And enjoy the June sunshine.
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