Billed as a”sort of anti-art-fair” featuring over 20 artists and designers, and just in time for holiday shopping, the Degenerate Craft Fair will take place in the first three weekends of December at three different locations, and feature works of art generally priced under $50. Organized by artists Amy Wilson and Shannon Broder, the DCF was originally designed to help a group of friends weather the recession together. “Artists have been really devastated by the terrible economy,” Wilson reports. “We wanted to come up with a way to help ourselves to make a little extra money by selling inexpensive versions of our work – books, prints, multiples, whatever we can come up with.” From that point, the DCF was founded and has now grown to involve a whole variety of artists and objects, including jewelry, stuffed animals, CDs, stickers, clothing, zines, and even square inches of Detroit, MI. Artists include Shannon Broder, Everest Hall/Yadir Quintana, Marissa Havers, Imaginary Friends, LOVELAND Detroit, Shalimar Luis, Andi Magenheimer, mimi soho, Danica Phelps, Rapt Boutique, Secret Clubhouse, Showpaper, Spaghetti Suicide, Jay van Buren, and Amy Wilson.
Silent Barn, Ridgewood (NYC) 915 Wyckoff Ave (nearest subway: L train to Halsey) December 4th 8pm to 12am The launch party, with giveaways for the first 50 guests and free Brooklyn Brewery beer from 8pm to 9pm, 10pm performance by The Beets. (Sorry this event has already taken place.)
303 Grand, Williamsburg (NYC) 303 Grand Street (nearest subway: L train to Bedford) December 13th from 12pm to 10pm; December 14th from 12pm to 8pm. The storefront “pop-up shop” will feature a cocktail reception on Sunday from 8pm to 10pm.
BravinLee programs, Chelsea (NYC) 526 West 26th Street (nearest subway: C/E to 23rd Street) December 18th from 12pm to 9pm; December 19th from 12pm to 6pm. The DCF’s last stop features a cocktail reception on Friday from 7pm to 9pm.