April 30, 2014

Trashy Affaire coming soon to Beulah

A consumer event focused on repurposed items will be coming to the area for the first time very soon.
A “Trashy Affaire” will be held Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beulah Civic Center, and it’s a one-of-a-kind event where the vendors are showing off their skills at turning items that may have once been called junk into art.
Marie Johnson and Lynne Wolf are two of the people involved in the practice of finding new uses for old items and are hoping the event will be a resounding success.
“Instead of throwing things in the junk pile a lot of people are repurposing those items,” Johnson said. “It allows them to make new things out of old things instead of wasting it - anything from farm machinery to old furniture to old clothing, jewelry and spoons. It’s anything your imagination can make.”
Some of Wolf’s projects have included repurposing old hubcaps into flowers, creating art frames and picture frames out of old windows. According to the two, an annual “Junk Fest” in Carrington brings in more than 3,000 people waiting in line. The idea is a similar to a flea market, although with items that’ve found entirely new purposes.
“People bring in old junk you can buy to make new items yourself,” Johnson said. “Or they bring in repurposed items that you can buy from them.”

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