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ReUse-apalooza!

One-of-a-kind art, one-of-a-kind fundraiser

Four images from ReUse-apalooza 2018; people smiling, upcycled art, and people dancingThis 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.

WOW! You raised $75,000! THANK YOU!

This evening celebrated sustainability with unique live entertainment, local bites and brews, and a wide variety of creatively re-purposed furniture and home décor.

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:
 
First place for "Five Panel Bookcase"  - Art Vogt of A Work of Art
Art also received the Audience Choice Award for "Most Watched"
Second place for "Two Tables, A Bird and A Fish" - David Rueve
Third Place for "Pallet Pub" - Ryan Ridgley of Barnrat Studio

Check out photos on our Facebook page!

Collection of images of diverse adults and children having fun, dancing, smiling

Entertainment included 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. Local foods were delicious, including Babushka Pierogies, Django Western Taco, Ruth's Parkside Cafe, and more!

And of course, the Designer Challenge, Cincinnati's craziest and craftiest auction! Professional and amateur artists celebrate the beauty of second changes by creating something new out of salvaged materials.

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

Special thanks to our ReUse-apalooza Event Chair: Barbara Scull, President, The Alleen Company.

ReUse-apalooza Sponsors, Efficiency Sponsors Nelson Stark, O'Rourke Wrecking, and OMYA. Efficiency Sponsors Barnes Dennig, NextStep Networking, and Ray Hamilton


In 2017, you raised $65,000! Thank you!

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 Check out photos from ReUse-apalooza! 2017

Congratulations, Designers!

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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.
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ReUse-apaloozaWILD. WACKY. SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE!

We've been known to have a lot of wild, wacky, zany fun at ReUse-Apalooza! But we're serious about our mission: Sustainability. Sustainable materials, sustainable employment, sustainable communities. Established in 2004, Building Value is a local non-profit building materials reuse center and deconstruction service in Northside that diverts thousands of tons of reusable building materials waste each year. while providing employment and job training to people with workplace disadvantages looking for a fulfilling career in construction or retail.
Interested in supporting our efforts to break down barriers to employment?

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