Art Center hosts flea market
Ponca City Now - October 7, 2014 9:14 am
The Ponca City Art Center is turning ones junk into another’s treasure. Today is the last day of the second yearly flea market. Joanie Dyer, an Art Center board member said these sales make a significant dent in the centers’ yearly spending.
“The three sales, the May, October and November provides about a good third of our expenses to keep the Art Center open,” Dyer said.
She said the upkeep for a building that size isn’t cheap. Everything at the flea market are donations that are put in their garages throughout the year. The garages are open 24/7 and Dyer said they probably receive donations about 360 days of the year.
“We have everything, we have everything, I don’t think you can name anything and we wouldn’t have it out here some place," Dyer said. "If it’s a pressure cooker and canning jars or a really unusual piece of furniture or books, we have thousands of books. We have framed art. We have what we call the guys section, which is a little bit of everything from unusual sized screws to table saws. You just never know what we’re going to have.”
Dyer said everything is priced to sale, the last thing they want to do is put this stuff back in the garage. The sale is open today from 8 to 2. The next sale is the holiday sale next month, where they’ll have things like Christmas lights, trees and ornaments.