ReStorAtion Art Auction 2017

ReStorAtion Art Auction

Earth Day 2017 was awesome!

We raised $11,144.78 at our ReStorAtion Art Auction!! Thank you Sioux Falls!!!

And… we are honored to share that the ReStorAtion Art Auction has officially become a “home sponsor.” The $11,145 raised will be directed to build a house in Sioux Falls! We are partnering with Wells Fargo to build the house that Indris and Medhanet are earning.

Artists and makers repurposed 192 ReStore items into 93 works of art and furniture that were sold at live and silent auction! Here’s the collection. Prepare to be amazed! Each and every one includes at least one thing from our ReStore. This is the premier Sioux Falls upcycled art show!

This year the event was on Earth Day, continuing our focus on promoting protection of the environment and reusing!

The band Bangtail played; Sutton Auction House ran the live auction with expertise; the cash bar stayed busy; while the complimentary dessert bar was yummy.


Our goal is to raise awareness about our ReStore and the impact of recycling / upcycling items. We envision changing the way shoppers view ReStore items, when they walk around the store. We hope to grow our network of ReStore shoppers. We aim to strengthen the connection between our ReStore and our construction and NR programs. And all of this re-enforces the environmental impact of a donated goods resale store for home building and home goods.

Pictures of the 2017 event

Submissions, like this Mobile Drinking Station by Roberta Steele, who upcycled a curved kitchen cabinet

Mobile Drinking Station by Roberta Steele








The Gathering on April 22, 2017



2016 was our third annual art auction. We raised $6,019, sold 48 works of art and furniture, repurposed 101 ReStore items, and entertained 250 guests on Earth Day weekend!

Here are the pictures of the event, hosted on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Here’s the collection of upcycled art and furniture sold at the auction.


2015 was our second annual ReStorAtion Art Auction. We raised $4,685, sold 36 works of art and furniture, repurposed 56 ReStore items, and entertained 225 guests on Earth Day weekend!

Here are the pictures of the event, hosted Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Here’s the collection of upcycled art and furniture sold at the auction.


2014 was the first year we hosted the ReStorAtion Art Auction. The special event was featured Earth Day weekend. We raised $7,110, sold 45 works of art and furniture, repurposed 86 ReStore items, and entertained 250 guests!

Here are pictures of the event, hosted Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Here’s the collection of upcycled art and furniture sold at the auction.



KSFY Morning Show – April 18, 2017

Inside KELOLAND – April 16, 2017

605 Magazine – the 100th issue, as a matter of fact! April, 2017


JAM Art & Supplies – November 18, 2014


We had the privilege of being featured in a documentary! A traveling documentary team from Massachusetts covered our art auction for the SD reuse/repurpose feature. Check out the trailer.

Argus Leader Link – April 18, 2014

April 8, 2014, we were invited to attend PKN, PechaKucha Night, at the Sioux Falls Design Center. What a great night! One presentation, in six minutes, with 20 slides, the slide rotating every 20 seconds. Go!

Argus Leader – March 15, 2014

Sioux Falls Woman – the article is on pages 18-19 in the February-March issue.

Etc For Her – the article is on pages 68-71 in the January issue.


If you have questions, or can envision partnering on our special event, please contact Niki Schillerstrom, Community Relations Director, via email or 605-274-6291.


The Sioux Falls ReStore keeps 375 tons of building material out of the local landfill each year! That equals 54 adult elephants. Imagine that!  Donations of new, gently used, and antique home building and home goods by individuals, contractors and corporations amounts to 54 elephants. Those items include picture frames and pictures, doors, light fixtures galore, tile and glass. The imagination runs wild thinking about what artists will design for their ReStorAtion Art Auction original. These items have found a second life at the ReStore. Learn more about our ReStore here.

ReStore Early Bird Email

Would you like to receive the ReStore Early Bird email? It’s an email that we send daily with a picture and some info about the best deals and most unique items found at the ReStore. They might provide the perfect inspiration for your art piece, give you an idea of what the ReStore stocks, or even help you invest in the community in another way. Click here to sign-up.