Gift shop welcomes green contest entries
An eco-friendly gift store in south Minneapolis is searching for community members with a little creativity and a knack for recycling.
Re Gifts, which opened in September at 1832 E. 42nd St., is sponsoring a contest encouraging area artists and recyclers to create unique and environmentally friendly items from recycled materials.
Re Gifts owners Ryan and Tina North will accept entries from March 1 to March 31 for the “upcycling” contest, which refers to using discarded materials and turning them into something new and usable.
Tina North said she saw a crafters’ group hold a similar contest, and is excited to see creative submissions.