June Events!

Here’s our Summer Event Schedule so far:

Saturday 6/9, 7pm Death by Chocolate & Analog Apostles–Two new Lexington Bands will converge on the Gathering Place, with The Analogue Apostles, bringing a melodic and dark pop rock sound that combines somber symphonies with pounding anthems, and Death by Chocolate’s honky tonk funk. Also, the Truffle Diva is going to stop by and bring her latest creation, the Death by Chocolate Truffle.  We are beyond excited.    [$5 cover]

Saturday 6/15, 7pm  Approaching the Unreal–a violin & guitar act will join us from Berea, KY    [$5 cover]

Saturday 6/27, 7pm  Ska Nite!–Quite possibly the largest ska event to hit Lexington (ever). Lexington band The Rough Customers will be joined by All Over the Place (Berea, OH) and Squirt Gun Warriors (Baton Rouge, LA) for a night of ska-liciousness. We are still looking for a local young punk, ska, rock band to open for them. If you’re interested shoot us an email: natalie@lexingtonrescue.org [$5 cover]

Saturday 7/7, noon-6pm  Bazaar One Year Celebration! It’s been one year since our grand opening, and we’re planning to celebrate with sidewalk chalk murals, a Thrift Store fashion show, a sidewalk sale, and of course, live music throughout the day. Join us to celebrate creativity in Lexington, see what’s been done this year, and find out how you can get involved at the Bazaar & Gathering Place. [free!]


Journal Workshop Take 2

Our first Journal Workshop making Recycled Journals was completely great.  After Jamie got us started with ideas and supplies, everyone went straight to work.  No one could believe two hours had passed when 5:00 came.  I’m looking forward to the second part of our series this Sunday, 3-5pm.  We’ll learn to bind our own journals using the historic long stitch!

Anything Goes 4/22

No Rules Journal-Making!

Journal Making Workshop

Learn new tools to tell your story by participating in journal-making workshops at the Gathering Place.  Workshops will be led by Jamie Karolich of the Living Arts and Science Center. Supplies will be provided, and it’s free to participate, though donations are appreciated.

Sunday, April 22 (3-5pm) Earth day Recycled Journals.

We’ll turn used books into personal art journals which can be kept and enjoyed for years to come. We will use old books to create a new journal using several techniques from collage, decoupage, painting, drawing, sewing and much more as we deconstruct the old books and reconstruct a new personal journal.

Sunday, April 29 (3-5pm) Historic Long Stitch Journals.

Bring your favorite fabric or use some of ours as we create and sew a Historic Longstitch Journal. We will provide paper, needles, fabric and thread. You will be taught the historic long stitch which you will use to turn your fabric and paper into a soft bound journal full of blank pages waiting to be filled with your personal story.

Contact us to RSVP at jenae@lexingtonrescue.org or join our events on facebook: Recycled Journals 4/22: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/285098198236969/  Historic Long Stitch Journal 4/29: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/353789691324910/

This March

This month’s Craft Day is only a couple days away–come out and join us this Saturday, March 3 for a relaxing afternoon, sharing ideas and giving some time to creative projects, at whatever stage in the process.  We’ll be there from 11am to 3pm, so come by at any point.  BYOSupplies, but we’ll have some to contribute too.  We plan to have these sessions on the first Saturday of every month, so if not this Saturday, we hope to see you in April or May!

In addition to our afternoon of just hanging out and working on individual projects this Saturday, I’ll have supplies available to make sock dolls!  I’m participating in Transylvania University’s Community Engagement through the Arts class this semester.  Our goal as a class is to make one thousand dolls over the course of the semester through a series of community workshops, so come contribute to this fun public arts project!  See more about the 1000 Dolls project at The Neighborly Way.  Go to CETA’s blog to see when other workshops are coming up!

February Events

Upcoming Events at the Bazaar & Gathering Place–Come join us!

Sunday, February 12 (2-5pm)  “Muffin”-Top Removal!  Bring your whole family to raise awareness of Mountain Top Removal.  Help your kids understand this destructive practice through the act of “muffin”-top removal and participate in Lexington Loves Mountains week.  For a list of further activities, see Lexington Loves Mountains’ event of Facebook!


Wednesday, February 22 (6-8pm) Ash Wednesday Service.  Prepare for the season of Lent.  Join us for a service of soul-searching and reflection led by the pastor of Embrace, Rosario Picardo. All are welcome to come and participate or observe.

Saturday, March 3 (12-3pm) Open Craft Day.  Drop in and bring something you’ve been working on or that has been set aside for months. Gain ideas and get inspired by other crafters (we’ll have a table to keep kiddos busy too!)

The Bazaar & Gathering Place is located at the intersection of Bryan Avenue and North Limestone. Email Jenae Legg at jenae@lexingtonrescue.org with questions.