She didn’t want to come to Sacramento. Now she’s helping build its new economy. UPcyclePOP aims to find new uses for the discarded, bringing artists to Folsom Boulevard pop-up market. 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.

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