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The I.D.E.A. Store Hosts Spring DIY Bazaar April 20-21

‘Persephone’s Treasures’
Don’t miss spring DIY bazaar April 20-21

This year, Persephone, the Greek goddess of spring, has returned to Central Illinois earlier than ever – dotting the landscape with a lovely and welcome abundance of nature’s calling cards. And on April 20-21, her lively spirit will be present at The I.D.E.A. Store as we host “Persephone’s Treasures.”

The two-day DIY bazaar – organized in conjunction with the Boneyard Arts Festival and coinciding with the University of Illinois’ Moms Weekend – will feature handmade art and functional designs created from mainly recycled, reused or repurposed materials. Many items will feature a spring theme. Examples of wares for sale at the bazaar are pictured above and include (L-R) a whimsical birdhouse-style assemblage by Melissa Mitchell; cork earrings by Kathy Lan; product-label market bag by Leslie Kimble; and glass pendant with embedded violet by Renuka Kale.

Other vendors – all of whom are The I.D.E.A. Store devotees, shoppers and/or volunteers – are Cassie Brady, Sheila Daniels, Jeanne Genis, Carol Hays, Leslie Kimble, Sarah Meadows, John MacMullen, Ano Ritter, Mary Shelden, the Wild Wimmin Craft Collective (including Anna Flanagan and Felice Kaufmann), and Rachel Witt.

The bazaar, which will be set up in the store’s classroom area, kicks off Friday, April 20, from 4-7 p.m. with a festive, opening preview sale (with refreshments!). The event continues the next day, during regular Saturday store hours, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please note that most vendors will be able to accept only cash or checks, so come prepared to shop! And in the meantime, watch our Facebook page and Facebook event page for more news about “Persephone’s Treasures”!

Persephone’s Treasures is taking place in conjunction with the Boneyard Arts Festival.

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