Claire Campbell doesn't want discarded window frames to go to waste.

Claire Campbell doesn't want discarded window frames to go to waste.

Instead, the retired art teacher has managed to turn other's people's trash into treasure.

"Well, I thought, I can paint on windows," said Campbell, who lives in Schumacher Place. "It's not fine art. It's whimsical art. It's fun."

Campbell is one of 10 artists who will donate pieces for auction for the 45th annual GartenMarkt, to be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 on the grounds of the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St. Admission is free.

Campbell's piece features pink flamingos, which are known as the unofficial bird of the neighborhood.

Proceeds raised at the event will benefit the German Village Garten Club, which is responsible for year-round maintenance of the 27 flower boxes along South Third Street, hosting the summer concert series in Frank Fetch Park and maintenance of the greenspace, educational programs, communications and tours.

"The GartenMarkt is known for an eclectic collection of outdoor accessories," said Carol Porter, a Garten Club board member. "If you want to add some 'bam' to our outdoor area, Claire's work is a good example."

Gardening experts will be on hand to provide assistance with plant purchases and design questions. There also will be a tent filled with baked goods and several vendors selling outdoor-living accessories for all garden sizes.

Moss Baskets by Keller, Vintage Vamp and T. David Collection are among 10 vendors who will be at the market, along with local artisans, whose work will represent a variety of media.

Also, Carl Eckert and Norm Burns will be grilling portobello mushrooms and bratwursts at the Big Pink Bird Caf, which is new this year.

The GartenMarkt will be preceded by the annual Jazz and Juleps event, to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. May 6 at the Meeting Haus.

Admission is $25.

"It's an opportunity for people to come and have first dibs on all the merchandise that's going to be available for sale the next day," Porter said. "But it's also an opportunity for people to socialize. We have great food, great entertainment and great juleps."