Photo by Kristian Gonzalez

This Valentine’s Day, get creative with your gifts and save the planet in the process! UPcyclePOP is an interactive pop-up market that will take place at 7300 Folsom Blvd. the Sunday before Valentine’s, solely featuring items that have been repurposed and reclaimed. This event is family-friendly, and the perfect opportunity to support the sustainability of our artistic community, shop consciously, discover unique art created by local artists, and to browse creatively upcycled art, inventions, furniture, style and home design. In addition, you will have the to chance to play with interactive art installations, participate in pop-up theater, sip wine, listen to jazz (courtesy of Take 7 and the Sacramento Jazz Quartet) and to watch artists create one-of-a-kind pieces out of discarded materials. You can also use the items provided at the market to create your own art and valentine gifts. The market will take place from noon–6 p.m. Admission and public parking for the event is free. Visit for more details about the Valentine’s Day Market and the local remakers, crafters, artists and eco-entrepreneurs who will be participating in this year’s event.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 14 of issue #258 (Jan. 29 – Feb. 12, 2018)**

    Haley Teichert

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    Haley is a musician who plays in local bands Toy Traps and Chat Room. She also hosts a radio show called "Garlic Party" on KVMRx. She has been contributing to Submerge since 2016.