Reduce, reuse and celebrate at the first annual ‘Craft Your Environment’ fair

craft-your-own-logWith Earth Day right around the corner, the Salvage Barn, Operated by Friends of Historic Preservation, is hosting the first annual reuse-themed craft fair at the East Side Recycling Center (2401 Scott Blvd. SE) this Saturday.

Craft Your Environment will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., featuring more than 30 artists who use recycled/reclaimed/reused materials in their art. A “craft exchange” will also be on-hand for those looking to get rid of old materials collecting dust around the house.

In addition to the artists, Craft Your Environment will also include foods from local vendors, door prizes, prairie tours, scavenger hunts and several environmentally friendly workshops. Subjects include bicycle maintenance, composting and recycling education, among others.

The Salvage Barn is strongly encouraging visitors to find alternative modes of transportation to the event and is even including a “small thank you gift” for those who walk, bike, or take the bus. More information and the full schedule is available online at

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