Treasured junk

There’s junk.

And then there’s the kind of junk that’s used for shabby chic and other home and garden décor.

The third semi-annual Duluth Junk Hunt from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday will have plenty of the latter at the Encounter Building, 201 E. First St. in downtown Duluth.

The number of vendors has tripled since the last junk hunt in November. Vendors from Duluth, the Twin Cities and around the area will be offering all sorts of vintage, antique and repurposed items for sale. More than 1,300 people turned out last time.

Admission is $5 with part of the proceeds going to the Encounter Youth Center. The admission fee also will get you a complimentary photo in the “Junk Hunt” photo booth.