ReUse-apalooza

Thank you! Last year you raised $65,000 to break down barriers to employment and support sustainability! We are so excited to see what you will accomplish this year!

This is the Greater Cincinnati event you don’t want to miss! This evening celebrates sustainability with unique live entertainment, local bites and brews, and a wide variety of creatively re-purposed furniture and home décor.

All proceeds benefited Easterseals programs like Building Value that break down barriers to employment.

Do you love to DIY? Do you love the thrill when you create something new? Or do you just love Building Value? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider submitting a piece for the upcoming Designer Challenge.

The ReUse-apalooza! Designer Challenge is our eccentric and earth-centric annual contest where local artist create original and unique masterpieces for the home out of practically anything and everything! Individuals, teams, and companies put design skills to the test, creating furniture, art, and home decor our of predominantly salvaged materials.

Check out the Facebook page to learn more and to invite your friends!

Friday, May 18, 2018 
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
4040 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati OH 45223

This year we’re improving your experience with mobile bidding! That’s right, from the comfort of your phone, you’ll be able to bid on your favorite upcycled chair or fabulous piece of wall art! Entertainment will include a live DJ and a return of the Lip Sync Battles, as well as a Living Statue, origami artists, award-winning magician Brett Sears (who blew people’s minds last year), and jugglers from Cincinnati Circus. And of course, the Designer Challenge, Cincinnati’s craziest and craftiest auction.

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Early Bird prices expire April 15!

Check out photos from last year’s event!

A big thank you to all the amazing designers who contributed their time and creativity to our Designer Challenge Auction. Congratulations to the winners whose items received the highest bids for the evening:
  • Third Place: Sean Brown and the Easterseals YouthBuild team, for an impressive table from a variety of reclaimed wood and a salvaged metal gate. This piece also received the most votes for Audience Choice Award!
  • Second Place: Dave Rueve for his fully refurbished vintage console cabinet, now featuring iPod compatibility. This piece was also featured on WCPO.com.
  • First Place: Orange Chair, for a set of six office chairs refurbished from authentic stadium sets from the historic Cincinnati Gardens.