Crafts For Kids: A Craft Fair For Charity
Presented by Boston University Art History Association
May 1, 2013
On May Day there will be a craft fair at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, in front of Boston University’s George Sherman Union. Proceeds to help homeless children in Boston experience the joys of a Birthday. Arts and crafts for sale will include sculptures, prints, paper flowers, recycled vases, jewelry created out of electronic materials, sculptures, notebooks, and thrift items such as donated books and jewelry. This event will also include temporary art installations, free craft-making programs and activities geared towards children that are also adult-friendly.
Visitors will be able to create terrariums in recycled objects, origami, and pom-pom monsters and insects. To also teach visitors about the importance of preserving our environment through sustainable practices, there will be an observation beehive at the event. Viewers will be able to look at pollen and live honeybees creating honey. There will also be site-specific art installations placed around the fairground to liven up the space and promote the event’s themes of creativity and sustainability. This will include, among other artistic interventions, hundreds of paper flowers, sculptures created out of recycled books installed in trees, a pet rock installation and sidewalk chalk art to which the public can contribute. Several student vendors are also participating in this craft fair and donating a portion of their proceeds to the cause. This includes American Dream House, which is offering Pop Art inspired items such as iPhone cases, apparel, and sparkly lighters.
Proceeds will be donated to Birthday Wishes, a registered non-profit organization that throws birthday parties - complete with cake, decorations and presents - for homeless children in Boston, Long Island and Rhode Island. birthdaywishes.org.