Saturday, April 23, 10am-3pm
East Side Recycling Center, Iowa City
The 4th Annual Craft Your Environment craft fair will take place this year on Sunday, April 23 from 10am - 3pm Indoor and outdoor vendor space is limited, so reserve your spot soon!
Craft Your Environment will showcase the creations of artists and crafters whose work aligns with the Salvage Barn’s mission of keeping valuable materials out of the landfill. Scheduled the Sunday after Earth Day, this event will take place at the East Side Recycling Center (ESRC). In addition to supporting creative reuse, the fair will present free and interactive workshops, various kids activities, and local food.
Any artist or crafter interested in participating can apply to the craft fair by buying a "ticket" through Eventbrite, emailing email@example.com for a pdf of the application, or by signing up at the Salvage Barn, located at the East Side Recycing Center, 2401 Scott Bld SE in Iowa City. If you chose to register for the craft fair on Eventbrite you will be sent a follow question asking the type of items you are selling and your preferance for location. A limited number of indoor and outdoor spaces are available. Placement is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants are also subject to approval to ensure that all work displayed and sold at the fair incorporates, in one way or another, recycled/reclaimed/repurposed elements. The application fee for this event is $30.
Craft Your Environment is presented by the Friends of Historic Preservation (FHP), in coordination with the City of Iowa City. The Salvage Barn, operated by FHP, 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 eastern Iowa. The Salvage Barn maintains a Tool Lending Library and offers workshops throughout the year that are open to the public. It has been part of Iowa City's landfill diversion program for over 20 years.