In what’s become an annual tradition, the Degenerate Craft Fair will be returning to the area this weekend for another two-day run. The fair was organized by VCS alumna Shannon Broder, who has been staging it every December since 2009. This year, it will take place Saturday the 15th from 12 to 9 p.m. and Sunday the 16th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Dumbo Loft, located at 155 Water Street in Brooklyn.
Here’s a little more information about the Degenerate Craft Fair from this year’s press release:
Created for artists, by artists, The Degenerate Craft Fair is not your average craft fair. The DCF transcends the line between art vs. craft and has created a place where not only can you get a wonderful knit scarf but a fine art painting as well. This year’s fair will feature over 50 artists selling their work for generally under $50. So stop by this year’s Degenerate Craft Fair to find the perfect handmade gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
As usual, there are a couple additional special events planned for the weekend. On Saturday, there will be an opening night reception from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring free music and beer. On Sunday, the first 50 guests to show up will receive a tote bag full of free gifts.
In addition to Shannon’s company Broderpress, several other artists with ties to VCS will be participating in the fair, including faculty member Amy Wilson and alumnæ Maddy Gentile and Gionne Forte.
For more information about the 2012 Degenerate Craft Fair, including schedules, travel directions, and a full list of participants, visit the DCF website. You can also download this year’s press release at this link.
If you’d like to see some information about prior incarnations of the fair, check out these posts:
- This weekend: the 2011 Degenerate Craft Fair (December 6, 2011)
- Images from the Degenerate Craft Fair (December 17, 2010)
- The return of the DCF (December 3, 2010)
- The DCF launch party (December 10, 2009)
- The Degenerate Craft Fair (December 3, 2009)
See you there!