Monday, November 12, 2012

Hey, Friend!  You can now find Zeleny updates on our super nifty website:

We hope you will check it out! Don't forget to stay up to date and find us on Facebook:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Zeleny Art Fair

What will you be doing on April 28th?  

We hope you will come out to Heartland Center to the Zeleny Art Fair any time from 9-4!

Zeleny is FREE to attend!

What will be at Zeleny, you ask?

  • 46 Eco-Indie Local Artists selling their beautiful handmade creations!  
  • To see all of our vendors click here: 2012 Zeleny Vendor List
  • FREE S'more roasting!  Who doesn't love s'mores?
  • FREE Photo booth (fully equipped with mustaches) run by Natasha Lynn Photography!
  • FREE Kid's craft provided by Party Fetti!
  • FREE paper craft provided by the Zeleny Team! 
  • Cookies, Brownies and Drinks will be available for purchase while supplies last!
  • Lunch will be available for purchase starting at 12:00!
  • A drawing every 30 min. for items donated by our vendors! All proceeds go to our non-profits!

Zeleny is a joint fundraiser for two local eco-friendly non profit organizations, Heartland Center and Graydon Springs

 If you would like to give to these outstanding non-profits, 
donations will be accepted at the door!

There is so much happening at Zeleny so don't miss it!

Bring your family and your friends and come out to support local artists and non-profits striving to leave a positive outdoor legacy! 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Where will you be on April 28th?  We hope you will at least take the time to come for a few hours and check out the wonderful vendors and free activities at Zeleny Art Fair!

Have you seen our event on facebook?  Go to this link Zeleny Art Fair 2012 Event and let us know in advance that you will be attending!  But if you're not a planner and more of a "wing it" kinda person, we hope you still wing it on over to Heartland Center in Parkville and Zeleny it up with us!

Friday, February 17, 2012

How Can You Be Involved?

Zeleny could run with just the two of us... but our heads might explode... and then it would be messy and gross and kinda awkward... so we LOVE volunteers. 

If you want to help out for 1 hour or even 5 we welcome any help we can get! 

Our jobs range from being a helping hand during the show or handing out fliers to local businesses before the show! 

We want this to be an amazing event for three main reasons:

1)  We have a passion for handmade items and especially eco-friendly items that help make our world a better place.

2) We don't know our artists yet, but we already love them and we want to show them how supported and loved they are by bringing out lots of excited shoppers!

3) This is a fundraiser for two non-profit organizations that we both work for.  Heartland Center and GSOL are near and dear to our hearts.  We want to raise money for them to help further their missions that we truly believe in. All proceeds we receive for booths and other fees will go directly to these organizations.

So that we know what you are interested in and how we can support you in your volunteer endeavors we ask that you fill out this Volunteer Application:

Volunteer Application

We have a digital copy of a flier we can send you, links you can post, ideas and all the support in the world for any other creative ways you want to help! 

There are only two weeks left to apply (ahhhhhhhhhhhh! we're in Starbucks right now, but we are silently screaming....) so tell your crafty friends and send in those last minute applications!

We can't wait to announce our vendors!  Get pumped! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Why Zeleny?

Do you like saving every scrap you use?  Do you like converting old unloved things into something new?  Re-using? Recycling? Using or creating Eco-friendly products?

So do we.  And that's why we decided to start the Zeleny Art Fair.  Zeleny Art Fair is (as far as we know) one of the only fairs of its kind in the Northland of Kansas City.  We want to bring Eco-indie crafters together to one space to share their beautiful creations.

"Zeleny" translates to the word green in Czech.  We wanted a unique name to showcase what our show is all about.  Zeleny Art Fair will be featuring Eco-friendly crafters that love to recycle, reuse or reduce what might have just been thrown away.  We think it takes a special type of creativity to be Eco-friendly and we want to celebrate that. 

We love the outdoors.  The Earth is just beautiful and we feel it is our responsibility to preserve it as much as we can.  That's why we have created this show to support two worthy non-profits that strive to celebrate the outdoors as much as we do.  Heartland Center and Graydon Springs Outdoor Legacy will be receiving all of the proceeds from our show.

About Graydon Springs Outdoor Legacy (GSOL):

"We are a non-profit interest group working to promote and preserve the Graydon Springs property in Polk County, Missouri. We will encourage programming and usage of the land in five focus areas: Education, Recreation, Community, Ozarks Heritage and Sustainability. Our non-profit group will become stewards of the land, working with other local groups and facilitating programming to ensure the land is enjoyed for generations to come."

About  Heartland Center:

"In response to the Good News of Jesus Christ, Heartland Presbyterian Center provides hospitality and programming in a natural setting for individuals, families, churches, and the community."
"Founded in 1958, Heartland Presbyterian Center is a mission of the Presbyteries of Heartland and Northern Kansas, Synod of Mid-America, Presbyterian Church (USA), providing shelter, nurture and spiritual fellowship for the children of God."

If you would like to apply to be a vendor in our exciting new Eco-indie fair please go to the "apply" tab and fill out an application!

Even if you aren't interested in applying you can support us by spreading the word, "liking" us on Facebook and attending the show in April!

Zeleny will be held at Heartland Center on Saturday April 28th!  Come out to support this one of a kind event!