ReStorAtion Art Auction

The area’s premier upcycled art event

The sixth annual ReStorAtion Art Auction was on Saturday, April 20 to celebrate Earth Day and our local impact! Two hundred ReStore items were upcycled in to 79 works of art and furniture. We had great fun and are excited to share the total raised and pictures, once we have them available. Stay tuned.

Thankful for our Sponsors

We had the pleasure of working with a number of sponsors who wanted to invest in our art auction, this year! Feeling the excitement other companies have for our event is moving.

A special thank you to TSP and First National Bank, our Presenting Co-sponsors. Howalt+McDowell Insurance was our Entertainment Sponsor. Millennium Recycling was excited to partner with us for the first time and was the Community Sponsor.

It would have been difficult to reach our goal of topping $60,000 this year without their support. We are forever grateful. Between our sponsors, the amazing upcycled art being created, the homeowner story Maaza shared, and the live art performances, it was a phenomenal year!

Earth Day

Lifting up environmental efforts is very important to us. That is why we host our art auction around Earth Day. We are excited to say that 679 donated ReStore items have been upcycled into 329 works of art and furniture in the past five years!

Mission

We aim to raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity’s ministry; spotlight the value of recycling / upcycling / repurposing and the environmental impact thereof; and serve as a fundraiser for Habitat Sioux Falls.

History

2019

Keloland Living invited us to talk about our sixth annual upcycled art auction.

In-depth interview with Lori Walsh on In the Moment on SD Public Broadcasting was a dream come true.

Several AIA South Dakota (American Institute of Architects) Emerging Professionals stretched their skills and created upcycled works. The group’s leader, Allison Dvorak, wrote about it for Blueprint South Dakota.

KSFY Morning Show spotlighted one of our artists, Mikey Martinez, and we got to talk about the art auction throughout the show!

2018

Our fifth art auction raised $13,281 with 104 pieces of upcycled art. Our Earth Day celebration was at The District, a beautiful setting for our fun night out with Habitat.

Here are pictures of the event, hosted on April 21, 2018.

We had a fun photo booth this year.

Here’s the collection of one of a kind art and furniture sold at the auction.

2017

This was our fourth annual art auction. We raised $13,695, 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

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

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

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.

Media

2018

KELO at our first ever Art Auction House dedication – May 18, 2018

SiouxFalls.Business – April 18, 2018

KSFY Morning Show – April 17, 2018

KELOLAND Living – April 2, 2018

Etc. For Her – the article is on pages 24-25 of the April issue

2017

KSFY Morning Show – April 18, 2017

Inside KELOLAND – April 16, 2017

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

2015

JAM Art & Supplies – November 18, 2014

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

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.

Contact

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.

ReStore

The Sioux Falls ReStore keeps over 475 tons of building material out of the local landfill each year! That equals 68 adult elephants. Imagine that! Donations of new, gently used, and antique home building and home goods by individuals, contractors and corporations amounts to 68 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.