The art of recycling

Jul 07, 2014
Re-purposed feedbags are among the handcrafted products at the Belfast Art Market this week.

Belfast — Both the Belfast Art Market and Belfast Farmer's Market will fill the grounds of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Friday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both markets have seen great expansion this season in number and variety of vendors and products. Visitors also can take in the current summer exhibitions inside Waterfall Arts, “Living in These Bodies 1" and "Summer Colors."

Featured this week at B.A.M. are bags and other products by Julia Ventresco of Ellsworth’s OneWomanStudio. Ventresco uses recycled materials such as tarps and sails, which are altered into unique, fun handbags; old wallpaper scraps and maps, re-purposed into stationery; and feed and grain bags, made into green-friendly, one-of-a kind durable totes.

Also at the B.A.M. are pottery, glassware, fanciful faeries, hand-stitched quilts and distinctive Maine memorabilia such as beach glass jewelry or nautical-themed gift items. For further information, use the "contact" page at

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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