We’ve taken over the entire space at 1904 Granby St. in Norfolk! So come on by to shop, donate or volunteer. More creativity! Less waste!

ABOUT US

757 Creative ReUse Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to promoting sustainability and reuse through art, craft, education and community. We’re increasing creativity and decreasing waste by making second-hand arts and crafts supplies accessible and affordable. We depend on your generosity and support.

Location

1904 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23517

… behind Doumar’s … near Mrs. Pinkadots

BUSINESS Hours

WED-SAT: 12pm – 6pm
SUN-TUES: Closed

contact us

757-453-5717
info@creativereusecenter.org

Items We Accept as donations

Artist Supplies

Paint: watercolors, artists paints (in tubes acrylic or oil), chalk paint (No quarts or gallons or interior/exterior paint), paint brushes, crayons, pastels, chalk, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, blenders, paper, stretched canvas, art board, rulers, sketch books, easels

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Fabric & Fiber Arts

Fabric (1 yard min), zippers, buttons, thread, patterns, sewing needls, pins, trim, ribbon, elastic, closures, velcro, yarn, wool, felt, knitting needles, crochet hooks, felting tools, embroidery floss, embroidery hoop

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Craft Supplies

Pipe Cleaners, craft foam, feathers, adhesives, glitter, wine corks, string, twine, plastic canvas, wire, jewelry making supplies and tools, beads, clay (polymer clay and air hardening clay), clay tools, frames, mat board, gift wrap

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Paper Crafts

Collage, Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts: Scrapbook Paper, stickers, stamps and stamp pads, punches, embellishments, adhesives, photo albums, adhesive vinyl, maps, graph paper, large format paper, old photos and postcards

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Containers

plastic containers, storage totes with lids, stackable drawers, small wood crates, milk crates, tins, reusable shopping bags (SORRY, WE DO NOT ACCEPT GLASS CONTAINERS, JARS OR BOTTLES)

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General Supplies

Paper (all kinds), paper clips, pens, notepads, folders, rubber bands, binder clips, staplers, staples, cork boards and whiteboards up to 4’x4

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Hardware & Tools

Nails, screws, hooks, wire, rope, picture hanging hardware, velcro, keys, knobs, drawer pulls, adhesives, hammers, hand drills, small hand saws, screwdrivers, allen wrenches, sandpaper, files, chisels, levels, small craft wood, dowels, plywood and Pegboard up to 4’x4’, small architectural pieces (corbels, trim), wallpaper, ceramic tiles

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Other Needs

self contained shelving units, reusable shopping bags.

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News & Updates

757 Creative ReUse Center earns GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

757 Creative ReUse Center earns GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

(Image courtesy GuideStar)We are pleased to announce we've recently received the GuideStar "Gold Seal of Transparency." The GuideStar Seal of Transparency shows that a nonprofit has made key information available for public viewing (view our profile on Guidestar). By...

Scrap art workshop with Sam Hundley a hit at d’Art Center

Scrap art workshop with Sam Hundley a hit at d’Art Center

The 757CRC recently had the amazing pleasure to partner with Norfolk-based scrap artist Sam Hundley and the d'Art Center. Sam conducted a one-of-a-kind workshop focused making art from found objects and other scrap materials. Special thanks to the d'Art Center for...

Successful Grand Opening for 90 day pop-up shop

Successful Grand Opening for 90 day pop-up shop

We were incredibly excited to officially open our 90 day "pop-up" shop on February 16, 2019 at 1904 Granby St. It was a great day and over a hundred people came out to check out the 757 Creative ReUse Center inside our hosts "The Yard/1904 Granby St." We're working...

Set up begins for 90 day pop-up shop

Set up begins for 90 day pop-up shop

We're super excited as work has begun to set up our upcoming 90 day pop up shop at 1904 Granby St. in Norfolk inside "The Yard". Our friend Ellie Kay came by to help us document the fun. We're packing a whole lot of stuff into the space we have and it's going to be a...

Creative reuse centers map shows growing trend across country

Creative reuse centers map shows growing trend across country

Check out this creative reuse centers map we've put together. We're really excited to now mark ourselves in the "OPEN" category. As one of the "new kids on the block", we wanted to others in our home region how the 757 Creative ReUse Center has joined a growing...

757 Creative ReUse Center judges Lynnhaven Trashion Show

757 Creative ReUse Center judges Lynnhaven Trashion Show

We had a great time participating in the Lynnhaven Trashion Show last month at Lynnhaven Mall. It's a great event where students compete to turn trash into wonderful fashion. Our Board VP Beth Dryer and Board Member Fiona Potts got to be judges at this amazingly...

Arts and crafts swap a hit at O’Connor Brewing

Arts and crafts swap a hit at O’Connor Brewing

Our first ever Arts & Crafts Supply Swap was a huge hit! Nearly a hundred people showed up to participate and support our efforts to get the 757 Creative ReUse Center going. All kinds of creative stuff was traded and it was an excellent fundraiser for us as well....

Calendar

2d Needle felting With Beth – Saturday May 25 from 1 to 3

Pop in anytime between 1 and 3 to learn the basics of 2 dimensional needle felting with Beth Dryer. Plan on at least 30 minutes for this project, more detailed designs will take more time. Needle Felting uses raw wool and a barbed needle to join fibers together....

Drum Circle Dream Catchers – Saturday June 1 from 1 to 3

Come join instructor, Savannah Moon, and learn how to make a one of a kind dream catcher for your home with discarded drum parts, yarn and beads. We'll be making dream catchers from 1-3, project takes about 30 minutes, pop in anytime. All supplies includes but feel...

Art Journal Open Studio – Saturday June 8 from 12 to 4

Bring your art journal, scrapbook or sketchbook to join others and create during our open studio time. Since this is open studio come for as long as you like between the hours of 12-4 .Bring whatever materials you wish to use and we will supply the space. There will...

Volunteer spotlight

Where would we be if it weren’t for the dynamic duo of Fiona and Andy Potts? Fiona has been a supporter of our mission and vision from day one, jumping full force into work as a member of our Board of Directors. And her husband Andy has often been right there too, happy to do whatever’s necessary like heavy lifting and never ending sorting. Thanks Fiona and Andy!

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