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Junk Bonanza Minneapolis Fall 2019 Activities

Check out our lineup of fun below! We’re honoring the vintage vibe with ongoing and hands-on demonstrations from six expert Old School Artisans who are pleased to share their skills!

Old School Artistry: Silhouettes by Hand!

WHAT: Only about 20 artisans worldwide are skilled in the master art of freehand-scissored silhouette portraiture, and Lauren Muney is one of them! Lauren, who is featured in the SEPT/OCT issue of Flea Market Style magazine, will hold ongoing demonstrations of this rare art in her Junk Bonanza booth. Watch her create the portraits without any drawing, tracing or use of shadows — sit to have one made for yourself to take home at no charge!
WHEN: Ongoing, Thursday, SEPT 26 and Friday, SEPT 27. Space is limited; pick up a reservation card in her booth to secure a time slot!
WHERE: Booth #237
LEARN MORE: silhouettesbyhand.com, @artisinal_selfie, and see a video!
**Artist’s portrait by Steve Parke.**

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Old School Artistry: Tintype Portraits!

WHAT: St. Paul visual artist Carla Alexandra Rodriguez of Blkkhand creates tintype portraits from her portable photo booth using silver nitrate (her business takes its name from the stains that substance left on the ungloved hands of early photographers)! Stop by for ongoing demos or to purchase your keepsake portrait!
WHEN: Ongoing, Thursday, SEPT 26; Friday, SEPT 27 and Saturday, SEPT 28
WHERE: Booth #216
LEARN MORE: blkkhand.com
**Artist’s portrait by Mariah Naella.**

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Old School Artistry: String Art!

WHAT: Ongoing demonstrations of string art by On Lilac Lane artist Katharine Leary, who uses reclaimed wood pieces as a bases for her updated take on a mid-century craft.  She will have materials available for you to try it yourself, as well as kits and finished pieces for purchase.
WHEN: Ongoing, Thursday, SEPT 26; Friday, SEPT 27 and Saturday, SEPT 28
WHERE: Booth #228
LEARN MORE: @onlilaclanedesigns

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Old School Artistry: Reclaim Knitting and Photo Op!

WHAT: Attend scheduled demonstrations of knitting from recycled and reclaimed yarns by noted Minneapolis yarn bomber Quinn Berger, as well as how-to tips on how you can yarn bomb your community! She will also have recycled knit items for sale. Can’t make the demonstrations? Stop by Quinn’s booth for yarn bombing in progress, and pose for a photo!
WHEN: 11:30AM & 1:30PM Thursday, SEPT 26; Friday, SEPT 27 and Saturday, SEPT 28
WHERE: Booth #325
LEARN MORE: facebook.com/knitteapolis

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Old School Artistry: Retro Chainstitching!

WHAT: Vendor Benjamin Kelly of Dinosaur Hampton will use a 1940s chainstitch machine to apply hand-drawn, retro-style designs and lettering to clothing you purchase or bring with you to the Bonanza while you wait, or shop! Stop by his booth to see him in action!
WHEN: Ongoing, Thursday, SEPT 26; Friday, SEPT 27 and Saturday, SEPT 28
WHERE: Booth #52
LEARN MORE: dinosaurhampton.com

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Old School Artistry: Wreathmaking!

WHAT: Find inspiration and materials for seasonal table and door wreaths made with locally sourced flora from Foxglove owner/designer Christine Hoffman. Enjoy scheduled demos with tips and tricks for expert wreathmaking, and pick up printed instructions on how to use the same wreath base and swap out materials for each new season. Browse a gallery of finished wreaths and take home supplies to make your own. You may also buy completed wreaths if DIY is not your bag!
WHEN: 11AM & 1PM Thursday, SEPT 26; Friday, SEPT 27 and Saturday, SEPT 28
WHERE: Booth #701
LEARN MORE: foxglovemarket.com

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Meet Flea Market Style editor/Bonanza founder Ki Nassauer!

WHAT: Bonanza founder and vintage expert Ki Nassauer will also wear her editing hat at Canterbury Park! She’s bringing copies of the SEPT/OCT 2019 magazine (along with past issues!) of Flea Market Style magazine to sign. Enjoy their vintage goodness and a chat with Ki!
WHEN: NOON Thursday, SEPT 26; Friday, SEPT 27 and Saturday, SEPT 28
WHERE: Booth #702
LEARN MORE: FMS Facebook and Instagram
BONUS: Magazines will be available for purchase!

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Enter to Win!

WHAT: Enter drawings to win a Yeti travel cooler and several gift packs of Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products!
WHEN: Yeti cooler: Ongoing Thursday, SEPT 26 to Saturday, SEPT 28; winner drawn Saturday, SEPT 28  and notified by phone. Mrs. Meyer’s: Thursday, SEPT 26
WHERE: Yeti cooler: Side Building. Mrs. Meyer’s: Main Building

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Get Lucky on Lucky Friday!

WHAT: Get lucky on Lucky Friday! Register to win giveaways including one of many $25 tokens to redeem for merchandise during the Bonanza in the booth of your choosing!
WHEN: 9AM-3PM Friday, SEPT 27
WHERE: Main building