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The Wasteshed Chicago


2842 W. Chicago Ave.


Humboldt Park


Sat, Oct 15: 11am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 11am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available


The WasteShed provides Chicago with an affordable resource for repurposed arts, crafts and school materials. It is also a dynamic center of activity connecting Chicagoans who are interested in living more sustainably, seeking inspiration in unconventional materials, getting the most out of the resources they have on hand or just making projects at a low cost. While sustainability is the ultimate goal, creative reuse emphasizes fun hands-on activities as points of entry into larger discussions about the things we own and the way we live.

Visitor Experience

Staff will be available to answer questions. Visitors are invited to contribute their ideas to a collaborative collage mural of a dream city, using materials sourced in the store. This will take place outside, weather permitting. There will also be a store scavenger hunt for children, with a mystery egg prize upon completion.