Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You are Invited to our Holiday Party and Iron Crafter 3!

The Scrap Exchange will host its annual holiday party and Iron Crafter 3 competition on Friday, December 16 from 6-9 pm, and the public is invited!

The festivities will feature refreshments, live music by the Resurrection Blues Band, and a Cake Walk. Attendees can also shop for handcrafted gifts by local artists from repurposed materials in the Artist Marketplace and in Craftland, our expanded holiday marketplace set up in the Green Gallery.

But the highlight of the evening is sure to be the 3rd annual Iron Crafter competition!

Iron Crafter is a wild and wacky craft competition where contestants compete against each other in front of a live audience to create works of art from materials found right here at The Scrap Exchange. This year, Iron Crafter will feature three separate challenges: a Collage Challenge, a Sewing Challenge and the ever popular Secret Ingredient Challenge. Judges will be on hand to select Challenge winners as well as an overall Grand Prize winner, who will take home the Iron Crafter Cup trophy. The public will also vote for a People's Choice winner. Anyone who attends the holiday party is eligible to sign up for the chance to be selected to participate in Iron Crafter. A limited number of contestants will be randomly selected from the signup sheets for each challenge. Whether competing as a contestant or cheering on the action, Iron Crafter provides great fun for all!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Vote for The Scrap Exchange in the Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge

Own a cell phone? Then YOU can help the Scrap Exchange win $5000! The Scrap Exchange has an entry in the Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge, currently on display in Diamond View Park at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. The Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge is a contest open to area nonprofits where you can text in votes for your favorite nonprofit and their tree. Cash prizes are awarded for the trees with the most votes. The top prize is $5000. Voting began on December 2nd and will end on December 18 at 11:59 pm. To vote for The Scrap Exchange (and our festive rocketship tree designed by our fabulous staff), text TREE28 to 46988. You can text one vote per day per cell phone.

More information on the Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge including a photo of all the trees can be found at http://www.triangletreechallenge.com/. You can also vote online on the Triangle Tree Challenge website.

The Scrap Exchange gives a huge THANK YOU to Julio Cordoba and the Cordoba Center for the Arts for sponsoring our entry!