First annual reuse-themed craft fair April 19
IOWA CITY– The Salvage Barn, operated by Friends of Historic Preservation, announced it is now accepting vendor applications for the First Annual Reuse-Themed Craft Fair, Craft Your Environment, which will be held Saturday, April 19, at the East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE in Iowa City, from noon until 5 p.m. The signature event is part of the Earth Day Celebrations occurring throughout the month of April at the East Side Recycling Center.
The purpose of this fair is to showcase the work of artists and crafters who use recycled/reclaimed/reused materials in their creations, in accordance with the Salvage Barn’s mission to keep materials out of the landfill. Scheduled the weekend before Earth Day, the fair will also present a variety of workshops, activities for children, prairie tours and local food.
As an environmentally-themed craft fair, vendors work will incorporate, in one way or another, recycled/reclaimed/reused materials or practices. Indoor space is limited, but outdoor space is also available. Placements will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Items are subject to approval, and an application form is required to verify that criteria is met. More information and vendor application can be found at http://www.salvagebarn.org/craft-your-environment.html.
Event sponsors include the City of Iowa City, Friends of Historic Preservation, New Pioneer Co-op, Seed Savors Exchange, and the University Of Iowa Office of Sustainability.
The Salvage Barn, operated by Friends of Historic Preservation, is a warehouse specializing in historic architectural building materials that are 50 years and older. It serves as a source for homeowners to find historically appropriate and ecologically friendly items. All inventory is donated, most of which is salvaged from homes slated for demolition in the Johnson County area. The Salvage Barn maintains a tool library and offers workshops throughout the year that are free and open to the public.