New Orleans, USA
ReFest Saturday launches new reuse district downtown in New Orleans. The district is made up of a collective of more than 20 existing businesses and nonprofit organisations in the Bywater/Marigny and St. Claude/St. Roch neighbourhoods. The ReUse District includes salvage depots such as The Green Project, the Habitat For Humanity ReStore and the Preservation Resource Center’s salvage store. Retail and service shops trading in used items, such as Bywater’s Bargain Center, Beth’s Books and Tete’s Tire Repair Shop, and art galleries that feature works made of reused items, such as New Orleans icon Dr. Bob’s Chartres Street studio.
To encourage people to the new district there will be a free one-day festival promoting creative reuse on Saturday 22 May from 10am to 2am, with workshops, music, a film screening and a pub crawl.