Arts & Crafts Bazaar
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 8.
Meeting Room A, Iowa City Public Library
Shop for unique, hand-crafted items donated by local artists and crafters at the Iowa City Public Library's first-ever Arts & Crafts Bazaar fund-raiser this Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Library's first-floor Meeting Room (A).
Bring the kids and have them join in the fun as you shop. A free kids craft event will be going on in Room D from 10 a.m. to noon on the day of the sale.
Items for sale include quilts, jewelry, holiday decor and wreaths, knitted and hand sewn items, ceramics and pottery, kids and baby items, accessories and purses, greeting cards and stationery, and so much more. A Library staff-designed "Weapons of Mass Creation" craft bag perfect for the artistic friend or family member on your shopping list will be available for sale for $10.
Proceeds from this fundraising bazaar will benefit the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. For more information about the Foundation, visit http://www.icpl.org/friends-foundation/.
Download a Donor Form
Call for Donations
Do you enjoy creating things? Would you donate hand-made items to support the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation? The Library will host a fundraising bazaar on December 8. Donated items may be dropped off at the Library between November 26 and December 6.
Get Started on Your Craft at One of Our November WorkshopsDrop-in and work on your project or start something new:
Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Second Floor Board Room
Wednesday, November 28, 6:00 - 9:00 PM:
Second Floor Board Room
Q&A for Arts & CraftersWhat kinds of things should I donate?
The Library is looking for new, handmade arts and crafts that are easily moved and transported by volunteers working at the bazaar and people purchasing items. Items should appeal to a popular audience. Ideas include:
- Items for children: soft or wooden toys, blankets, bibs, hats, puppets
- Items for home: decorative vases, wall hangings, pillows, ornaments, napkins, small framed art, miniatures, potholders, plates/bowls
- Personal accessories: scarves, jewelry, hats, shawls, bags
We are not including any food or living plants in the sale. We cannot handle very large or very fragile items. Items must be handmade. We reserve the right to reject any items we consider not suitable for the sale.How do I donate?
Bring your items to the Iowa City Public Library during open hours between Monday, Nov. 26 and Thursday, Dec. 6. Deliver your item(s) with an ICPL Arts and Crafts Bazaar Donation Form (download here).How many items should I donate?
You should donate whatever you are comfortable with. Many people will only donate one item, while others may donate a dozen or more. If you are donating multiples of one kind of item, fill out one Donation Form to submit with your item(s). If you are donating more than one type of item, fill out a separate Donation Form for each type of item you are donating.Do I have to price my item(s)?
If you would like, you may suggest a price range on the donation form. A final price will be set by bazaar volunteers.Can I leave my business card with my item?
Yes, you are welcome to leave your business card. Please attach it to your donated item.What if my item does not sell?
As a charitable donation to the Iowa City Public Library, item(s) will not be returned in the event that they do not sell.Where does the money go?
Bazaar income will go to the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation, which supports a variety of projects at the library including adding items to the collection, programming, and the building remodeling.
NOTE: It is our understanding that the value of handmade items is not deductible as a charitable expense under current tax rules.