Second Saturday Sale: Local Artists and Artisan at 298 Northampton
by Artvoice Staff (@Artvoice) - posted 11:24 am, May 11, 2012
NET+POSITIVE is a new community organization working out of a familiar space: 298 Northampton Street, the former headquarters for Buffalo ReUse, which has moved to East Ferry Street. Tomorrow (Saturday, May 12, 10am-4pm), the warehouse will be the site of the first in a monthly series of sales featuring work by local artists and artisans, as well as live music and other entertainments.
“Second Saturday Sales serve a dual purpose,” says Megan McNally, a co-founder of NET+POSITIVE and the owner of Rusted Grain, a woodworking business specializing in reclaimed materials. “First and foremost, we’re motivated to support artisans who fix and make things here in the Queen City. Second, the event offers an opportunity to build community among those who are interested in supporting community action in Buffalo.”
The organization plans to provide workshop and tenant spaces for the community and artisans at the 298 Northampton Street site. They’ll also be initiating an urban design/build school in Buffalo that will teach techniques and strategies in reclaimed material building design, natural building, and woodworking. Stop by tomorrow to learn more.