First Ever Athens Community Arts and Crafts Pop Up Sale Slated for Aug. 20< < Back to
It’s been hypothesized that art should be first and foremost crafted by it’s creator for it’s creator – but that doesn’t negate the fact that sharing art is one of the most satisfying aspects of creating anything at all.
Aug. 20 area poets, painters, photographers, writers, jewelry-makers and all other crafty types will do just that during the first ever Athens Community Arts and Crafts Pop Up Sale (ACAP) hosted by The Union.
“It’s all about trying to bring the community and college kids together and to share their work,” said Marie Swartz, an area writer (whose chapbook will be available for purchase at the event) and one of ACAP’s coordinators.
Swartz said that she and fellow coordinator Madeline Pinney have been working on crafting an event like ACAP for quite some time.
“During (DIY) house shows there would usually be a few people selling their things,” said Swartz, who has been involved with similar pop up shops that sprung up at The Smiling Skull Saloon and The Little Fish Brewing Company.
Swartz noted that there will be all types of wares available for shoppers, including chapbooks, zines, postcards, photography books, bone jewelry and much more.
Alayna Steele (ATHENS – collars, lingerie-esque items, various crafts)
Arden MacDonald (ATHENS – painted canvas, painted rocks)
Fool’s Gold Jewelry (ATHENS)
Kelly’s Creations (NEW MARSHFIELD – jewlery, display specimens)
Megan Marzec (ATHENS – www.meganmarzec.com – prints, zines)
Necromancy creations (ATHENS – Jewlery, leather, tinctures, and more)
Velveteen Revolution (subversive embroidery)
Eric Bishop Climbing the Cherry Tree on Thompson Street, a photobook
Kelsey Kerr RIFT, a chapbook
Renan Machado (Original artwork)
Around 20 vendors are anticipated to take part in the event.
Displaying your work is completely free, but filing the form (available on the event’s Facebook page) to do so must be completed by Aug. 18. Eight foot tables will be provided to display each artist’s work, and each artist is tasked with sprucing up their sale area to their satisfaction. Swartz said that for those who cannot fill an entire or half table with what they desire to sell, a DIY table will be provided.
For information displaying your work or just shopping around the top floor of The Union next weekend, visit the event’s Facebook page.