September is a crazily packed month for the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Read about our upcoming fundraiser, REBURGH, our design sample bonanza RECLAIM!, and two gallery shows featuring Creative Reuse.
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don't miss our party!

Have a  Wigle Whiskey cocktail with us on September 8 in support of Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Join us for local libations, food, crafty fun, and stellar musical guests brought to you by Boom Concepts. Hope to see you there!

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Join us in our warehouse on Saturday, September 17th (from 11-6) for this year's second installation of Reclaim! In less than 8 months, and with two events, Reclaim! has diverted over 6,000 pounds of materials destined for the landfill. With the Fall 2016 edition, we would like to exceed 10,000 pounds. Attendees can take as much of the materials as they need for a $5 minimum donation! Thanks to our sponsors, Pfaffmann + Associates and Bridgeway Capital.
If you would like to participate as a materials donor, or are interested in sponsorship of future events, please email our Materials Coordinator at
Mark Day of Giving on your calendars! Give to your favorite local non-profits and have your donation matched. Your support helps us keep being the place you love.
Attention, reuse lovers! The month-long Re:NEW Festival kicks off on 9/9! Check out the plethora of events, including some featuring Creative Reuse. Find out more at
item of the month
Beauty eggs! Our alabaster chicken has been quite prolific this month and you get to reap the benefits. Just $3 each, these lovely polished eggs come in a range of colors.

what's up next

Bar Crafts: September!
Sunday, September 4th, 6-9pm at The Allegheny Wine Mixer
Let loose with reuse at our monthly creative night for adults!

September Tiny Bag Sale
Tiny Art, Card Catalogs, Buttons, Slides, and Bead bags are buy one get one free! 

Creative Reuse Staff Show @ Percolate
Opening Saturday, September 17th, 6-9 pm
Work produced by our very own talented artists are on display this month at Percolate: Art Space, Gallery and Creative Laboratory. 

Creative Reuse Gallery opening reception: Secret Show
Thursday, September 22nd, 6-9pm
A handful of awesome artists were given the same secret material to incorporate into a new piece of art. Come see if you can figure out what the secret material is! Our opening receptions are always lively, festive parties with complimentary drinks and snacks - join us!
Gallery open 11am-6pm every day.

Upcoming Shop Closures
Monday, 9/5 -  Labor Day
Saturday, 9/10 - Construction Junction's 10th Annual Steel City Big Pour Fundraiser (it takes over the whole building!)

creative education highlights

Our Reuse-a-Palooza during Sto-Rox Family Fun Night at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks last month was so full of imagination and play! Here are two of the night’s joyful and creative participants.

We post photos from our Creative Education programs very regularly on the worldwide web! Most often on Facebook, sometimes on Instagram. Give us a like or a follow!

upcoming programs

The Creative Conundrum Lab: September!
When: Friday, September 9, 2:00-5:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Creative Reuse at ALCOSAN Open House
When: Saturday, September 17, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Creative Reuse at Hay Day and Green Festival
When: Saturday, September 24, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Where: Hartwood Acres

Creative Reuse DRAP- Art Inspired Activities at the Re:New Festival
When: Sunday, October 1, 12:00-4:00 pm
Where: PPG Wintergarden

Interested in volunteering at our Creative Education Programs?! Come to the:

Creative Education Volunteer Orientation
When: Monday, September 12, 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

business thank-yous
Thanks to the following businesses who chose to reuse last month by donating their discards!

 American Eagle * Bricolage Production Company * Casana *
 Computer Reach * 
East End Food Coop * Frame Gallery * 
Global Links * Highmark 
Loyson + Kreuthmeier Architects * Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy * Savoy Interior Design *  SKC, Inc 
Urban Tree *   
creative conundrum reveal

This month of September, come join us for our FREE in-shop program, the Creative Conundrum Lab! Our “conundrum” mystery material is revealed right here. It’s….

Leftover Yarn! We’re exploring the fun things you can make with that most beguiling arts-and-crafts classic: yarn. We love the knitters and crocheters out there, but what can you do with yarn that doesn't involve needles and hooks? Explore making modern art with yarn and putting funky fringe on everything!  We will be making pom poms, tassels, and yarn critters galore. Join us on Friday, 9/9 from 2 - 5 pm. RSVP on Facebook if you like! 
These vintage Packs-o-Fun are packed full of fun craft ideas - $1 each.
Keep an eye on your plate when these hand-carved wooden animal napkin rings are around - $2 each.
Vintage, portable, and working turntable. Only happy tunes please - $14.
Large letterpress letters - $16-$20 each. Buy 'em all and spell SONY or NOYS or YONS or SNOY or NOSY!
We have lots of new frames in right now - priced as marked.
Pressed glass votives/small dishes - 50 cents each
The greenest thread for miles - 50 cents per spool.
It's still on! BOGO free 99 cents remnants.
Vinyl banners - $5 or bulk.
What project is complete without a little sprinkle of glitter? Priced as marked.
 Attention Crafters! Apply by midnight 9/2 to be a vendor at this year's Handmade Arcade!
We have a lot of fun on social media. We know you do, too! Pick your poison:
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