Nearly thirty local crafters, tinkerers, and artists flood The Scrap Exchange on Friday November 18th to kick off Craftland, our annual holiday marketplace set up in The Green Gallery! We're throwing ourselves into community, local production, local consumption, and creative reuse for the holidays. Swatches of discarded fabric are turned into tote bags and mermaids. Leftover yarn is transformed into pink elephant mittens. Newspaper and cloth become vases and planters. Scrap metal forms tiny robots with personality to spare. Driftwood is carved into whirligigs. And best of all, this magic comes to Durham and the Triangle by local hands practicing the art of creative, sustainable reuse.
Our opening night reception runs from 6 until 9 pm on Friday, November 18th. Many of our artists will there to meet and greet. We'll have light snacks, drinks, and free PBR for folks to enjoy. Local music will be be provided by Salt to Bitters and story/folk group Jokes and Jokes and Jokes. The delightful dumpling truck ChirbaChirba will be parked outside to feed folks who brought more of an appetite, and bikeCOFFEE will be on hand to caffeinate and warm the masses.
Craftland will run from Friday, November 18th until Saturday, January 14th. The opening night reception is free. Craftland will be open to the public during all regular store hours.