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It’s a holiday market made for people who believe in gift reincarnation. Crafts at this event come from discarded items that have been repurposed, so come see the art, clothing, and furniture you need to furnish your life and stock your season with a bevy of environmentally conscious gifts. Also, there’s live music and drinks, interactive artwork, panel discussions and more. It’s more than just your average holiday market—check it out. 7300 Folsom Boulevard.
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Sacramento Eco Holiday Market - Upcycle Pop

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UPCYCLE POP ECO HOLIDAY FAIR RETURNS – A CONSCIOUS AND SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Upcycle Pop, America’s first upcycle market, returns with interactive art, art cars, panel discussions and a wide variety of repurposed eco gifts for the upcoming holiday season with its indoor eco holiday market.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 9, 2018 – Upcycle Pop, the playful eco-friendly holiday market, has added a lineup of live local bands and panel discussions to its zero-waste holiday market.

On Sunday December 2, 2018 from noon to 6 p.m., guests are invited to play with interactive installations, immerse in panel discussions, watch artists as they demonstrate their art and shop sustainably for the holiday season at this interactive make-and-sell holiday market event, all while savoring kombucha, beer and wine for a good cause.

The art gallery will premiere pop art exhibit ‘Evil Empire’ by Brock Alexander and hold five immersive panel discussions with topics ranging from Ecology, Artist Opportunities, Costuming, Burning Man and Consent.

SVS, Sacramento Valley Spark, a non-profit that awards grants to local artists, will be fundraising and leading the panel discussions that will consist of a thought-provoking mix of government, business executives and the ‘burner’ community. All beer and wine proceeds help SVS create more opportunities for local artists.

“There is a lot of intrigue about Burning Man,” Ed Fletcher, Board President for the non-profit organization loosely affiliated with the popular counter-culture event Burning Man. “We would like to demystify the event while giving artists hoping to build an art car or bring art to Burning Man useful information.”

“The concept of upcycling is a perfect fit for burners,” Fletcher said. “This is a great way to showcase some of our fantastic community talents – from costuming to art cars. Our discussions will be a fun way to get a glimpse into some of the local artists and their desert projects.”

“For many, consumerism takes the fun out of gifting during the holidays,” Shira Lane, Upcycle Pop Market Director. “Holiday shopping should be fun, thoughtful and creative with a push towards sustainability and that is what Upcycle Pop is all about. A playful, eco-friendly and inspiring holiday fair that highlights our immediate need to take action on our throwaway economy.”

“Feel good about your gift, it is repurposed, unique, and made by a talented artist in your community that you just met,” Lane said. “The holiday shopping season is a great time to support the ethical artists and makers of the local creative economy and when more people learn about the opportunities that exist in building a circular economy, the faster we can get there.”

The event is free, with interactive installations for all ages and open to the public with free parking.

What:               Upcycle Pop Spark
When:              Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018
Hours:              Noon – 6 pm
Where:             7300 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento CA 95826

Website:                                   https://upcyclepop.com/
Instagram / Twitter:          @upcyclepop
Facebook Event:                   https://www.facebook.com/events/2239509026374554
NextDoor:                               https://nextdoor.com/events/2560085/
Sacramento 365:                 https://www.sacramento365.com/event/upcycle-pop-spark-holiday-market/
Eventbrite:                             http://bit.ly/upcyclepop4
Images:                                    http://bit.ly/upcyclepop4PR

 

About Sacramento Valley Spark:
Sacramento Valley Spark is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to promote the arts, self-expression, and enact positive social change in our community.

About Upcycle Pop:
Upcycle Pop is a community of eco-artists that work together to create an interactive indoor holiday market for artistically repurposed art, furniture, fashion, home design, and inventions. Upcycle Pop, market and lab are projects of Unleashed Productions, a media and marketing agency that works solely with organizations that give a damn.

UPcyclePOP #3 Art Installation by Lillie Mott

GOOD DAY SAC #3

Good Day Sacramento at UPcyclePOP for its third Remade in Sacramento event.

UPcyclePOP,  Fathers Summer, is the third event from production company Unleashed Productions within 7 months. A unique playful pop-up market for artistically repurposed art, furniture, fashion, home design, and inventions. Watch artists repurpose discarded items into works of art and find the perfect sustainable fathers day gift. Sip wine or beer for a good cause, play with the interactive art installations, enjoy live music, open mike and shop sustainably. Support our local creative economy and have fun.

All beer and wine proceeds go to the non-profit MusicLandria, Sacramento’s free musical library, dedicated to breaking down the barriers to musical exploration. The event is free, open to the public with free parking.

UPcyclePOP is Americas first upcycle market, started by Shira Lane, who is a leading advocate of ‘upcycling’, encouraging people to find new uses for discarded items. The goal of the event is to increase environmental awareness in regards to our throwaway economy, and in the process, we are boosting our local creative economy. Good upcycling is an art form.

Remake, play, shop, eat and get creative.

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

7300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento

Noon- 6pm

Upcyclepop.com

Full publication can be found on CBS Good Day Sacramento

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SACTOWN MAGAZINE

Five playful ways to start celebrating with your Valentine this weekend. UPcyclePOP‘s Valentine’s Day market will feature upcycled works from local artists, mural painting, a pop-up theater and more. Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift? This interactive pop-up market, which hosted its inaugural event in December, will feature the upcycled works of over 40 local makers, including Mike Jones, who turns antique barn materials into functional furniture, Mira Cukrov, who makes earrings out of bicycle tubes, and Kaden Hill, who converts anything from tackle boxes to suitcases into Bluetooth speakers. Visitors can also rewrite scripts and watch performances at a pop-up theater, help local artist Tony Byrnes paint a permanent mural on a large indoor wall with the hashtag #LoveUp, as well as create heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cards out of recycled construction paper and cardboard.

Full Article on Sactown Magazine. 

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Shira Lane - with UPcyclePOP at 7300 Folsom Blvd

SACRAMENTO BEE

Shira Lane - with UPcyclePOP at 7300 Folsom BlvdIn an alternate universe, Shira Lane is still a Sacramento artist who hasn’t connected with the Sacramento city creatively.

Until the city launched the “Creative Economy” grant program over the summer, Lane, a documentary filmmaker, lived here but didn’t intellectually play here. While she had physically moved – reluctantly at first – to Sacramento two years ago, her video production work remained in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Six months later, she spent the final week of 2017 showing artists around a 38,000-square-foot office building near the Sacramento State campus. She has reached a deal with the landlord to turn a portion of the building into “Upcycle Pop Lab,a shared workspace for other creatives looking for connection and a desk to call their own.

“I’m trying to find out what people can pay and reverse engineer it,” said Lane, as she showed three prospective tenants the spacious 7300 Folsom Boulevard office building, which in mid-December hosted her UpcyclePOP, a temporary (or pop-up) market selling art, furniture, fashion and furnishings made from existing materials.

The three days of UPcyclePOP attracted hundreds of people as more than a dozen local artists displayed and sold their works, from end tables made from car pistons to televisions with the appearance of old tube sets to ash trays turned into beautiful windows. Prior to the event, she knew none of the artists.

Lane, 41, said she had passed through Sacramento on the way to the Burning Man festival from her then-home in Marin County, but she’d never considered moving here until her partner took a Capitol job.

“I didn’t want to move to Sacramento; I was scared,” said the Australian native, explaining that California’s capital is the least-populated place she has lived. Read the full Article here

 

Shira Lane - UPcyclePOP

MSN

She didn’t want to come to Sacramento. Now she’s helping build its new economy.

Shira Lane - UPcyclePOPUPcyclePOP was just one of several temporary events that in recent years turned vacant Sacramento buildings into short-term art installations or artists markets – ArtHotel, ArtStreet and Makers Mart events are among the most notable.

In an alternate universe, Shira Lane is still a Sacramento artist who hasn’t connected with the city creatively. Until the city launched the “Creative Economy” grant program over the summer, Lane, a documentary filmmaker, lived here but didn’t intellectually play here. While she had physically moved – reluctantly at first – to Sacramento two years ago, her video production work remained in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Six months later, she spent the final week of 2017 showing artists around a 38,000-square-foot office building near the Sacramento State campus. She has reached a deal with the landlord to turn a portion of the building into “Upcycle,” a shared workspace for other creatives looking for connection and a desk to call their own. Read the full article

 

UPcyclePOP Americas first upcycle market

SUBMERGE MAGAZINE

UPcyclePOP Americas first upcycle market

This Valentine’s Day, get creative with your gifts and save the planet in the process! UPcyclePOP is an interactive pop-up market that will take place at 7300 Folsom Blvd. the Sunday before Valentine’s, solely featuring items that have been repurposed and reclaimed. This event is family-friendly, and the perfect opportunity to support the sustainability of our artistic community, shop consciously, discover unique art created by local artists, and to browse creatively upcycled art, inventions, furniture, style and home design. In addition, you will have the to chance to play with interactive art installations, participate in pop-up theater, sip wine, listen to jazz (courtesy of Take 7 and the Sacramento Jazz Quartet) and to watch artists create one-of-a-kind pieces out of discarded materials. You can also use the items provided at the market to create your own art and valentine gifts. The market will take place from noon–6 p.m. Admission and public parking for the event is free. Visit Facebook.com/upcyclepop for more details about Valentine’s Day Market and the local remakers, crafters, artists and eco-entrepreneurs who will be participating in this year’s event. Full Article Here

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ABC10 NEWS

From ABC10 news: UPcyclePOP, a new kind of holiday market. The pop-up shop is comprised of artwork repurposed and upcycled art, furniture, fashion, home design, and inventions.  Visitors can watch artists create work from discarded items, or try a workshop or two.

UPcyclePOP calls itself “America’s first upcycle market.” The event creators urge everyone to “remake, play, shop, eat and get creative.” The holiday market is the brainchild of Bay Area resident Shira Lane, who moved to Sacramento about 2 years ago.

Lane came up with the event in October after learning about the Creative Economy Pilot Project in Sacramento. She had travelled to other countries and seen their upcycle markets but realized there were none in the U.S. Lane didn’t get the grant but was able to have the event anyway due to support from local artists and the Power Inn Alliance.

The pop-up market beings at 1:30 p.m. at 7300 Folsom Blvd. It will run until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. It will also be open on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m

Thank you ABC10 for creating this piece.

Here is the link to the video – on their website – http://www.abc10.com/news/local/sacramento/upcyclepop-pop-up-holiday-market-comes-to-sacramento/499919228

Photography by Kachiside Madu - Upcyclepop Dec 2017 event. Remade in Sacramento - America's first upcycle market.

FOX40 LIVE SHOW

Upcyclepop was featured on the Fox40 live morning show on the opening day of our first UpcyclePOP on December 14, 2017. Here is what they wrote:

From old dishware to retro furniture pieces, to straight-up trash, items are seen in an innovative fresh way are built up into works of art.It’s called upcycling and you can find local artists displaying, selling and teaching about their work at the UPcyclePOP event happening through Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Sacramento.

“They are going to say, ‘That’s made out of what? Like that was what?'” UPcyclePOP organizer Shira Lane said. Nick Lopez got tired of burning old fence wood and now creates beautifully handcrafted sculptures out of chopped-up pieces of scrap wood.”You don’t have to buy it and that’s what it was for me. I didn’t have a lot of money to buy a bunch of raw materials to start making my art,” Lopez said. “I just used what was there.”

Magnus Rubsam takes the 1950s and 60s television sets and restores them using original parts while keeping the clean mid-century look.Most of his TVs he picks up on the side of the road.”Once I get the set I take it all apart and then look it over and determine what’s exactly needed what parts I have on hand that are going to fit and everything pretty much has to be built from scratch,” he said.

Lane says the goal of this UPcyclePOP is to inspire people to think of innovative ways to reuse their trash, to prevent garbage from accumulating on our planet. “So I hope that they will start looking at things that they have at their home and instead of going into the trash,” Lane said. “They’ll be like, ‘Wait a minute, there is something we can do something with this.'”

For more information on UPcyclePOP, click here.

UpcyclePOP - Remade in Sacramento - Americas first upcycle market

GOOD DAY SAC SETUP

Upcyclepop was fortunate to have the crew of Good Day Sacramento come and tour opening day of the first-ever upcycle market in the United States, December 14th, 2017. Alisa goes around the market space in the early hours of the morning as artists were setting up to get a feel of what was going to happen in the space hours from then. Artists featured here: Rare Bird Stereos, Thirdsman Ashton Bohm, Thomas Ramey. Mike Jones, Mira Cukrov, and Harumi Designs.

Thank you Good Day Sacramento for being always so interested in upcycling and highlighting the importance of love to our environment.