Habitat ReStore hosts Gallery Night with Recycled Art Contest


All month long, Milwaukee’s Habitat for Humanity ReStores are celebrating reuse and repurposing. Now a pinnacle of ReStore’s April celebrations, the 6th Annual Recycled Art Contest exhibit opened Tuesday at ReStore East (420 S. 1st, Milwaukee). The contest challenges ReStore shoppers to create works of art or repurpose items using primarily ReStore product. The result is a gallery of one-of-a-kind creations as eclectic as ReStore’s inventory.

With over 40 entries to choose from, the works are judged by the public with polling stations in store and online at www.milwaukeerestore.org. The top five vote getters will receive ReStore shopping sprees.  As for the artists, they range from professionals like C. Kai Marquardt of Flowquest Design Build to group art classes from the Milwaukee Center for Independence.  Winners will be revealed during the Third Ward’s Gallery Night, April 17th at ReStore East (5pm-9pm). The entire exhibit will be featured in the Historic Third Ward’s Gallery Night & Day, April 17th & 18th at Restore East (420 S 1st, Milwaukee).

ReStore’s April Celebrations will conclude with Donation Drives at Mayfair & Cardinal Stritch. On Saturday, April 18th from 10am until 2pm ReStore staff and volunteers will be in Macy’s Northeast lot at Mayfair ready to help community members with their spring cleaning. The same day, ReStore will be in Cardinal Stritch’s Southwest Lot from 12pm until 4pm. ReStore will be collecting gently used home furnishings, improvement supplies and appliances to resell as well as clothing, shoes and electronics to recycle. Donations will benefit Habitat’s mission of building homes, community and hope in Milwaukee.

EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY: April 7th – April 17th – ReStore East – Vote For Your Favorite
GALLERY NIGHT & DAY: Friday, April 18th (5pm-9pm) & Saturday, April 19th (10am-4pm) – ReStore East (420 S. 1st, Milwaukee)

DATE: Saturday, April 18th
TIME: 10am – 2pm
LOCATION: Mayfair – Macy’s Northeast Lot (2500 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa)
DONATIONS BENEFIT: Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

DATE: Saturday, April 18th
TIME: 12Pm – 4pm
LOCATION: Cardinal Stritch Southwest parking lot (6801 N Yates Rd, Milwaukee)
DONATIONS BENEFIT: Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity