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In this months letter:
Creative Reuse Magic!
Creative Reuse Gallery: Found Art
December Sale: Our First Ever Bin Sale!
Bar Crafts: December!
Handmade Arcade
Holiday Card Night in Lawrenceville
Pop-ups with Robert Sabuda
Artist Worshop: Jennifer Meridian
Creative Conundrum Lab: December!
 
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Support Creative Reuse!
Contribute to our crowdfunding campaign today, and help us fulfill the need for high-quality, hands-on Creative Education programming for kids, families, and everyone else in Western Pennsylvania for years to come! 
 
We're so grateful to have the support of many amazing artists, organizations, and businesses in our community. We hope that their generously donated perks will inspire you to learn more about them and support them!
 
THANK YOU so much for your support of Creative Reuse, and for promoting and preserving creativity, conservation, and community.
Thank You, Erika!

We want to take a moment to thank Erika Johnson for her many years of passionate work at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. We wish her all the best with future endeavours. Erika joined the organization in 2009 and became Executive Director in 2012. She helped the organization grow from a two-person operation in an attic to a thriving and essential destination for Pittsburgh's artists, educators, and families.  With her help, Creative Reuse has diverted nearly a quarter of a million pounds of materials from landfills, supported hundreds of artists and teachers, served as a model and adviser for start-up creative reuse centers in other cities, and inspired thousands of kids to re-imagine waste as a resource for creativity and a key to conservation. 
 
We welcome Ashley Andrews, former Shop Manager and Gallery Curator, into the role of Acting Executive Director. Ashley has been with the organization since 2010 and is excited to serve Creative Reuse in a new capacity.
Current Show in the Creative Reuse Gallery: Found Art

Featuring nontraditional, reclaimed materials that, without any alteration, make perfect pieces of art. All pieces are less than $25 and perfect for creative gift-giving!

Gallery open every day from 11am-6pm

 
December Sale:
Our First Ever Bin Sale!

Our donation bins are just bursting with unsorted, unpriced, and unbelievably amazing treasures. You can fill either a large $15 bag or a smaller $5 bag with goodies straight outta the bins! This amazing sale is only happening December 21, 22, and 23, during our super special extended holiday hours, 6-9 PM! 
Psst! You also get 25% off everything else in the shop during our extra special sale times!
Be an original this holiday season! Show 'em how much you care by making it yourself. Each Creative Reuse DIY Card kit makes 3 cards and costs just $5 in our shop every day!
Join us Downtown at the Handmade Arcade!
December 3, 11am-7pm
David Lawrence Convention Center

Look for our vendor table at the Handmade Arcade! We'll be bringing inexpensive, ready-to-go DIY craft kits and other irresistible craft supplies for purchase. (Psst... Did you know that the Handmade Arcade is now a project of Creative Reuse? That's right! This year we became their fiscal sponsor!)
Bar Crafts: December!

Sunday, December 4th, 6-9 PM at Allegheny Wine Mixer

Let loose with reuse at our monthly adults-only crafting night!
Holiday Card Night in Lawrenceville
December 15th5-7pm
Franktuary, 3810 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201


Get your holiday card-making game on! We'll be bringing sweet DIY card kits that can be yours for a $5 donation. Work on your cards while you enjoy something tasty from the bar and kitchen, or take your kits home to work on later. Our hosts are generously donating 10% of all tabs opened between 5-7 to Creative Reuse! Thank you for your support,
Franktuary!​

 
Creative Education Highlight!
The November Creative Conundrum Lab was a smashing success! Our conundrum material was greetings cards, which we repurposed to make colorful puppets, collages, and decorations. Our team of Creative Education volunteers stepped up to create handmade greeting cards to fundraise for programs.


Join us December 10th for the next Creative Conundrum Lab!
Upcoming Programs!

Sunday, 12/4, 2:30-3:30, CLP Main (Oakland)
 Pop-ups with Robert Sabuda 

Friday, 12/9, 6-8pm, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse Artist Workshop: Jennifer Meridian

Saturday, 12/10, 1-4pm, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse Creative Conundrum Lab: December!
Shop Closures 
Saturday, 12/24 - Sunday, 1/1
Thanks to the following businesses who chose to reuse last month by donating their discards!

Allegheny Smokeworks * Allegheny Wine Mixer * Computer Reach * Construction Junction * Frame Gallery * Greenfield Presbyterian Church * Harvey Lipsitz Company * Moss ArchitectsPatterson Company * Rivers Casino * SKC, Inc * Suzanne Andrews Photography 
 
Don't forget to check out all the sweet perks of our crowdfunding campaign HERE
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