The Call for Artists for the 2017 ReStorAtion Art Auction is available! Click here to fill it out and participate.
Local artists, makers and DIYers are invited to repurpose ReStore items into works of art that will be sold at live and silent auction.
This year the event will be on Earth Day! Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7 pm at Icon Event Hall + Lounge. In three years, we’ve repurposed 243 ReStore items, helping the environment and supporting the art community.
The band Bangtail will play. Chuck Sutton of Sutton Auction House will run the live auction. And the cash bar will open with a complimentary dessert bar. As always, tickets are free!
Anyone and everyone is invited to participate. We are excited to welcome new artists, and we love to see returning artists!
Each submission must include at least one item from our ReStore. The ReStore items are available at no charge to artists, with a $100 limit. You can shop Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.
Please fill out the Call for Artists first. Thank you!
There is no fee to submit works of art. Check out what was created for last year’s event!
The pieces are due Monday, March 20, 2017.
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.
The third annual ReStorAtion Art Auction was hosted on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Icon Event Hall + Lounge. We raised $6,019, sold every submission (48), and recycled 101 ReStore items into works of art! We feel so blessed. In three years, we’ve raised $17,814, sold 129 works of art, and repurposed 243 ReStore items.
Submissions, like this string art creation by Ashley Rieck
The Gathering on April 16, 2016
The Sioux Falls ReStore keeps 300 tons of building material out of the local landfill each year! That equals 43 adult elephants. Imagine that! Donations of new, gently used, and antique home building and home goods by individuals, contractors and corporations amounts to 43 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.
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.
JAM Art & Supplies – November 18, 2014
2014 was the first year we hosted the ReStorAtion Art Auction. The special event was featured Earth Day weekend. We raised $7,000, sold 44 pieces, and entertained 200 guests!
Here are pictures of the event, hosted Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Here are pictures of the items that were sold at the auction.
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.
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.