Monday, 16 June 2008
Yesterday we braved the heat again and set out to find the Brooklyn Renegade Art Fair in the Greenpoint area. It was a bit of a trek but we found it in the end. The funny thing was the directions said that it was at the McCarren Park Pool but we didn't expect it to be in the pool itself! That is, the pool was drained of water and you stepped down into it to walk around and look at the stalls. I'm not sure if the pool is actually used anymore as it looked quite old. But what a great venue for a craft fair! The posters pictured above are screen printed ones advertising the fair over the past few years. They were really gorgeous.
Etsy had a prominent stall there which is good to see. And I also recognised some etsy sellers there like Tugboat Prints and Fun Cupcake. There were lots of really cool screen printed tees being sold and the vibe of the market generally was great. It reminded me of the Rose St Artist Market in Melbourne but about 5-6 times the size!
And we went to DUMBO in Brooklyn on Saturday, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass because it really is. It's also right near the beginning of the famous Brooklyn Bridge so I had to take a few pics of that. That's Manhattan in the background, in case you ever doubted it.