FAQ

What is a Creative Reuse Center?

A creative reuse center collects discarded materials, sorts them, and makes them available for people to use in any creative way they wish. Learn more about creative reuse centers (CRC) »

Is Knack a non-profit organization?

No, Knack is a socially responsible for-profit business.

Where are you located?

Knack is in the Eastworks Building in Easthampton, MA
116 Pleasant St, Suite 126, Easthampton, MA 01027
Get directions »

When are you open?
Mon-Tues: 12-6pm
Weds-Fri: 12-7pm
Sat: 10am-5pm  (& during Art Walk Easthampton evenings from 5-8pm)
(closed Sunday except by arrangement)

How can I contact you?
Give us a call at (413) 529-0126 or email: info@knack.org

Will you take all my junk?!
We gladly accept donations of clean, reusable materials that can be used in creative ways. Unfortunately, we have limited space and can’t take everything you might have. Please check out our materials list to see what types of things we generally accept.

Donations are accepted by appointment — please contact us to tell us what you’ve got!

Is my donation tax-deductible?
No, we are not a non-profit organization

Do you have workshops and classes?
Yes – we have a variety of classes, workshops, and drop-in activities  for both kids and adults! Check out our Upcoming Workshops for more info and to sign up »

Can I have my kid’s birthday party at Knack?
Yes! Birthday parties at Knack »

Can I have a business event or private craft party at Knack?
Yes – Knack is the perfect place for creative parties. We’re happy to brainstorm ideas with you. Private creative events at Knack »

Can I just come in and make stuff at Knack?
Yes! We have Open Studio hours — you can use all of our tools and selected materials. Open Studio hours vary, please check our calendar for availability.
Open studio time at Knack »

I’m an artist. Can I sell my work at Knack?
If your work is made from at least 75% reused or repurposed materials, we’d love to talk with you!  All work is on a 3-month consignment, and Knack’s commission is 40% of the sales price.

Who owns Knack?
Knack was founded by 2 local creative women who wanted to see a creative reuse center come to the Pioneer Valley – read more about Amber Ladley & Macey Faiella » Knack is now owned by Marjory Zaik, who continues Knack’s mission and follows in the footsteps of her friends and colleagues Amber and Macey. Marjory is an Easthampton native who left the area after college to pursue careers in the private sector (in the management of a large law firm), in the running of a small, academic non-profit organization and in the public sector (as a high school teacher in New York City’s Department of Education). Marjory returned to Easthampton in the winter of 2013 to live with and care for her father, Chester Zaik, a lifelong Easthampton resident (b. 1921 – d. 2014) who inspired and encouraged her to pursue her goals and passions. She began volunteering with Knack in early 2014 and assumed ownership of the business in April 2015.

How long has Knack been around?
Knack was started in July, 2012 (online, events, pop-up shop), and officially opened our doors at Eastworks on July 1, 2013.