About The I.D.E.A. Store

We are Central Illinois’ Premier Eco-Edu-Art Creative Reuse Marketplace, wait – what?

At The I.D.E.A. Store, we’re passionate about finding fun, functional and creative reuse for the materials we often take for granted.  With a massive and ever-changing inventory of donated materials, projects of all sizes have never been as easy or Earth-friendly.  We’re a store, a community, a donation center – we are a marketplace of items and ideas!

Our store supplies everyone – teachers, artists, crafters, students, program directors, community groups, churches, homeschoolers, and the curious with quality, safe reusable materials for artistic creations, the classroom, experimenting and more.  We are your marketplace.  Shop, share, donate, and volunteer in a fun and educational way.

Want to know more?

in the Spring of 2013, Gail Rost, Co-founder of the store spoke to the One State Illinois Arts Conference in Moline, IL in an exciting 20 minute format. This video is of that presentation – sans slides – but really gives you a pretty good idea of what the store is all about!