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!