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The Wasteshed Chicago


1754 N. Kimball Ave.


Humboldt Park


Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Established in 2014 to change the culture of waste in Chicago, The WasteShed provides Chicagoans with an affordable resource for repurposed arts, crafts, and school materials. It is also a dynamic center of activity connecting people 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 ownership, the material world and the way we live in it.

Over the course of the last few years, The WasteShed has grown as a community hub for education, mutual aid, materials literacy, meaningful rest, joy, and play.

Visitor Experience

Guests will be able to tour the site's floor space, back-of-house donations space and classroom/workshop space. There may be guided tours offered at busier times, and self-guided tours are encouraged. There will also be one or more craft stations where visitors can create a piece of art with available materials.