Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) is partnering with the local organization Thriftopia to host a community-wide yard sale and makers market Saturday, March 11. The yard sale will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and the makers market 11 a.m.-5 p.m., both at the Isla Vista Community Center

The event is designed to encourage a more sustainable approach to the moving out process that occurs every spring. The Isla Vista Beautiful Program wants to encourage sustainable practices of re-selling and repurposing items during the move-out period before June.

Over 100 residents are participating to sell their items both from their yard and at the Isla Vista Community Center. For those who do not have a yard space, the IVCSD is offering space for residents to use as a selling location.

Incentives will be provided to all participating houses, as well as for attendees. IVCSD urges residents from outside of Isla Vista to attend the event.

The day of the yard sale there also will be a makers market, and an art exhibit with the theme focused on activism and social justice. Most vendors participating in the makers market are Isla Vista residents who will be selling second-hand items and handmade art.

Live music by local bands is planned, and free food will be available from Dank Bowls.

“I am so excited to have a part in initiating the first ever community wide yard sale,” said Jenna Norton, the Isla Vista Beautiful program manager.

“Move-out time creeps up fast. Oftentimes residents end up having more items than they are able to pack up and bring with them when their lease ends,” she said. “This causes perfectly usable items to end up all over the streets and in the landfill.

“The yard sale is a way of encouraging residents to get rid of unwanted items early on and a great way to build community. We will be offering more resources to help residents prepare for move out throughout the year.”

IVCSD recommends attendees access the event by bicycle, skateboard, by foot, or other means of alternative transportation. The Isla Vista Community Center is accessible via Santa Barbara Metro Lines 15x, 24x and 27.