It’s not just a yard sale. It’s also a place where buyers can pick up original art work at reasonable prices.
That’s what Porterdale Main Street Director Josephine Kelly said when explaining the upcoming Porterdale Y’Art Sale scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Porter Memorial Gym.
It’s the second year the Village of Porterdale has held a community yard sale, Kelly said.
“We’ve added a different spin on it in inviting artists to participate in it,” she said. “We’re inviting them to clean out their studios.
“It’s an opportunity for artists to sell their work and people to buy affordable pieces of art.”
The turnout for last year’s community yard sale was good, prompting an expansion for even more optimistic results this year.
“We probably had 20 very large vendors and we expect it to grow even more this year,” Kelly said. “It’s giving the opportunity to creatively recycle.”
Vendors can rent a 10-foot-by-10-foot area at the gym for $15. Additional space is available for those with larger items or more to sell. Sign up is at Porterdale City Hall on Broad Street for vendor spaces.
“We’ve been getting a lot of calls and interest, and people are signing up,” Kelly said. “There are some local artists who are going to be participating.
“Porterdale gets a lot of traffic so we get a lot of people stopping in.”