Super Saturday Sale at The Foundry
by jill - posted 5:02 pm, August 9, 2012
Net+Positive, a new not-for-profit organization in Buffalo’s East Side, is hosting this artisan sale and farmer’s stand on Saturday (August 11). With locally produced crafts, locally harvested architectural materials, and the opportunity to learn how to brew beer like a pro, this event at The Foundry is unlike anything else going on in Buffalo this weekend.
This weekend’s sale is part of series taking place on the second Saturday of each month. Each sale feature the works of local artisans, musicians, and educators. There are also culinary artists whipping up favorites, like cherries jubilee, and patrons can purchase locally grown produce. This Saturday, a conglomeration of different music styles will be the soundtrack to the sale as the local band Andrew J. Reimers Country-Punk Extravaganza, performs.
Events like this are helping The Foundry take shape. The new destination aims to provide affordable workspaces for craftsmen and artists, especially those who are interested in incorporating reclaimed or alternative materials in their creations. The upcoming sale will be glimpse into what these artists have been working on.
“This is more than an opportunity for artisans to sell their work; artists share their inspiration with each other and their public,” said Caesandra Seawell, Net+Positive’s ‘director of shenanigans.’ “My hope has always been that our impact on the community is an exchange of inspiration.”
The Net+Positive organization strives to create ecological, social, and neighborhood growth; their mission is to activate models of neighborhood prosperity through innovative housing initiatives, entrepreneurship, and a focus on the environment. The Foundry exists as an extended effort to achieve the organization’s goals, and the upcoming sale will highlight that. So come out on Saturday to support local efforts to re-energize the Buffalo community. -sara dinatale
12-5pm The Foundry, 298 Northampton St (803-5566 / netpositivefoundation.org)