Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

ReStore’s Flip Festival: Furniture Flip and Trashformations Show

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Announcing Flip Festival at the Bend Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

The 5th Annual Furniture Flip Design Challenge, sponsored by DIY Cave, has returned to the Bend ReStore. This year, the popular community event — during which creative Central Oregonians transform discarded furniture, home accessories and/or building materials into something new and noteworthy — is expanding: Known as “Flip Festival 2019,” it spans two weeks and includes a live construction event and artist demonstrations.

The Fest kicks off on Saturday, April 6 with the rebirth of the beloved community event “Trashformations,” originally held at Pak-it Liquidators. During this one-day marathon arts project, local artists, welders, DIY’ers, crafters and curious folks will gather at the Bend ReStore and convert leftover, broken, discarded or otherwise unloved items into one-of-a-kind sculptures, artworks, furniture and garden art. You’re invited to come watch the creativity unfold!

On Friday, April 12, the Furniture Flip and Trashformations masterpieces will be revealed and sold during a reception and awards event from 6-8 pm.

On Saturday, April 13, the Flip and Trashformations pieces will be on display and for sale (minus the items snapped up on Friday night) during regular ReStore hours (10 am-4 pm). From 11 am-3 pm, a rotating line-up of local artists will offer inspiring and novice-friendly demonstrations for anyone interested in tackling their own upcycle projects.

Please join us in celebration of what can happen when we think outside the box store, when we polish a diamond in the rough or reimagine the mundane and worn-out, when we find art in a trash heap. In a world where TV design shows and internet shopping have all but eliminated any sense of individual personality from home improvement, we could all use some inspiration!

When you shop Flip Festival at the ReStore, you support the arts, the environment and families in our community. This year, Bend Area Habitat for Humanity celebrates 30 years and the dedication of 128 homes for local families and individuals.

Event Schedule:

  • Saturday, April 6 from 10 am–4 pm: Trashformations Live Construction Event
  • Friday, April 12 from 6–8 pm: Furniture Flip Reception and Awards Show
  • Saturday, April 13: Furniture Flip and Trashformations Show (10 am-4 pm)
    Artist Demonstrations (11 am–3 pm)

Contact:  Sophie Paez  [email protected], or 541-636-9937


April 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Bend Area Habitat ReStore


Bend Habitat for Humanity ReStore
224 NE Thurston Ave
Bend, OR 97701 United States
+ Google Map


Potty Talk: Plastics in the bathroom

Everybody has an opinion and not everyone’s opinion is the same. I have the opinion that plastic is an amazingly versatile and useful substance. It is ubiquitous in our lives; but I am also under the opinion that we do not need to use it nearly as much as we do. I’m speaking specifically to […]

Rethink Waste Project Educates Community on Recycling and Composting

  Ever wonder what’s up with the recycling symbol on your Styrofoam take out container?  Curious how to jump start your compost bin?  The Rethink Waste Community Presentation is a visually focused power point presentation that covers these common questions and more. Join Environmental Center staff as we explore the ins and outs of everyday […]

Ten Ways to Choose Reuse Everyday

I love reuse. From creatively upcycling, to avoiding disposables and shunning ridiculously over packaged goods, on any given day I’m usually reusing something. It has a big impact on reducing what we contribute to the landfill every month, but I know the bigger impact is upstream when all those disposable goods are produced. So here’s […]