Mark you calendars for April 27th and plan to come spend the afternoon petting puppies, shopping local and sipping an Aviator Beer. The SPCA of Wake County is our charitable partner this month. They will be here to answer any questions you have about pet adoption, volunteering or which breed is best for your lifestyle.
We will also have tons of local shops, vintage collectors, recycled art, food trucks, and crafty activities to enjoy. The Record Krate will be spinning vinyl records and taking requests. RA Jeffreys has donated lots of Aviator Beer-you can try all their flavors for a donation to the SPCA of Wake County. If you prefer wine or Italian Ice, we will have that on hand too! Make sure you check the website often for updates on vendors and information and like us on Facebook! See you April 27th, noon til 5:00 pm.
Sometimes even the best intentions cannot stop a good rain. POP-UP Sunday’s amazing artists, vintage vendors, local t-shirt designers, chefs, local business owners and charitable partner showed up, popped up and tried to wish away the inevitable. All things considered, the turn out was great. Thank you to all the customers that came out during the first couple hours and supported the local community.
When we started POP-UP Sunday, we wanted to have an event that could be organized with few rules, and even fewer costs. The price of putting on such an event can get high, but we worked hard on the sponsor side to insure artists and local businesses can afford to come out into the community and participate. Additionally, we want to make it easy and fun to give back to a local cause. Whether it is a dollar for a beer or a hundred for a craft (yes we have gotten $100 donations), we are proud of what the community has been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. We could not do it without YOU!
All the March artists, local businesses and Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore have been invited back this year. We will be updating each month with new vendors so you can keep an eye out for your favorites. If it has to rain, we are glad it’s behind us and look forward to a big year for POP-UP Sunday!
We did it! And by “we” I mean everyone that believed in the idea of POP-UP Sunday, came out to see what it was all about, helped pop-up tents, hung posters around town, volunteered, told their friends, danced to old records, purchased something from a local artist, donated money, tried a local brew, crafted something, ate food from a truck and realized how much fun making a difference can be. It has been a year since the first POP-UP Sunday. It was a quaint start. We let the event grow at it’s own pace. Find it’s niche in the community.
2014 is going to be awesome. March 23rd, is the kick-off party and Habitat for Humanity’s Wake County ReStore is our charitable partner. They are bringing a truck full of vintage hardware and furniture from their warehouse to raise money that will help families right here in Wake County. They will be taking donations, letting kids handprint a tile, and running a chalkboard making workshop all afternoon. Bring the whole family because Wild@Art is coming over to keep all those little hands busy with a mini art class. RA Jeffrey’s has donated tons of Lonerider beer that will be available for a donation to the ReStore. We will have food trucks, coffee and wine, several vintage collections, recycled art, vinyl records, local t-shirts, refinished furniture, sweets for everyone, the indie kids craft tent and FREE parking thanks to our sponsor Preferred Parking!
Making Chalkboards for Charity with Wake ReStore
The fun starts at noon, Sunday March 23rd, and goes all day until 5:00 pm. For information on who is coming, go to the March 23rd tab under the date link above. Click through all the vintage and art vendors, yummy food and sponsors that are participating and spread the word. Together we can make a bigger difference in OUR community.
We are thrilled to announce most of our charitable partners and upcoming event dates are now decided. We have taken suggestions from shoppers and vendors, observed last year’s successes and added a few new partners to the list of POP-UP Sunday contributors. The application even got a little make over, one for vendors and one for those awesome Indie Kid crafters. We have landed on the 4th, not always the last, Sunday of the month for 2014 and plan to keep the website updated throughout the whole year. If you come one month and want to reference something you liked, all the information will be accessible. Our goal remains the same, fun, shopping, delicious food and making something crafty-ALL while making a difference in OUR community. We hope to see everyone March 23rd and watch the website for artist and vendor updates.
November’s Holiday Market was a bittersweet day filled with hugs and hi-fives. We raised $714.80 for Urban Ministries and spent the afternoon talking with vendors and shoppers about the positive influence POP-UP Sunday has made in our community. From a chilly March to a warm November, this year has been quite a learning experience. Each month marked more growth and community involvement. THANKS to ALL the artists, vendors, food trucks, charitable partners, sponsors, local press, crafty friends and visitors for the support. Together, we raised over $3000 for nine local charities including Motheread, Diaper Train, Haven House, SPCA of Wake County, Marbles Outreach Programs, Boys & Girls Club, Second Chance Pet Adoption, Hospice and Urban Ministries. You should be proud of your part in this growth whether it was a donation for beer, volunteering your time, purchasing from a local business, noshing on lunch from a truck or just showing up to see what is happening in your community.
It all came together and we made a difference in our community, one Sunday at a time.
“If you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”-Conan O’Brien