RAA House GB June 2017

ReStorAtion Art Auction

It’s time for the FIFTH annual Habitat art auction

In FOUR years, we’ve raised enough to roof THREE Habitat houses! A fact we are very proud of, and our artists and guests should be as well. Right now, there are three families living in homes that are safer and more secure.

Let’s see what we can do in year five! Here’s the CALL FOR ARTISTS for the 2018 ReStorAtion Art Auction.

We invite local artists / DIYers / makers and carpenters to select items from our ReStore and repurpose them into works of art or furniture. The ReStore items are available to artists at no charge, with a $100 limit. There is no fee to submit works. Works are due Monday, March 19, 2018.

New Location

We’re changing locations next year! We’re excited to work with the The District and see how beautiful our art will look in their space.

After the 2017 art auction, we had the honor of hosting the groundbreaking of the ReStorAtion Art Auction house! The money raised at last year’s art auction was pooled with donations from Wells Fargo and Fishback Financial to build a home with and for Indris, Medhanet and their family. Indris and Medhanet continue to work hard, building their new home with our volunteers.

Event Details

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Art Auction and Reception

Starts at 7 pm

At The District (near the Empire Mall)


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.



This was our fourth annual art auction. We raised $11,245, sold 93 works of art and furniture, repurposed 192 ReStore items, and entertained 300 guests on Earth Day weekend! That’s double the art submissions from 2016!

The ReStorAtion Art Auction officially became a “home sponsor.”

Here are the pictures of the gathering, hosted on April 22, 2017

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


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.