This Saturday and Sunday (December 6 and 7): the Degenerate Craft Fair returns to the DCTV Firehouse

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Alumni News, Events, VCS Alumni | No Comments


This coming Saturday and Sunday (December 6th and 7th), the 6th annual Degenerate Craft Fair (DCF) will take place at the DCTV Firehouse on Lafayette Street in Lower Manhattan. The DCF is organized by VCS alumnae Shannon Broder and Berny Tan. Here’s more about it from this year’s press release [PDF here]:

Created for artists, by artists, the Degenerate Craft Fair is not your average craft fair. The DCF transcends the line between art and craft, showcasing artists selling affordable versions of their work, dedicated craftmakers who take unconventional approaches toward traditional techniques, and even small independent businesses that produce their own honey, lotions, and soaps.

This year’s fair returns to the DCTV Firehouse. We will feature over 40 vendors, with most items selling for under $50. So stop by the Degenerate Craft Fair to find the perfect handmade gifts for everyone on your shopping list!

The DCTV Firehouse
87 Lafayette Street
Between Walker Street and White Street
6/N/Q/R/J to Canal Street

December 6th: 12 pm – 9 pm
Opening night reception from 6 pm – 9 pm
Featuring music and free beer!

December 7th: 11 am – 6 pm
First 50 guests get a free tote of goodies!

Participants: AGoodLHOOQ, ArtJAW Designs & Megan Carli, Arts + Crafts Research Studio, BKNY Bricks & Knitrocious, Black Sheep Heap, Brackish Channel, Broderpress, Broid Rage, BurnThisArt, C.M. Butzer Comics & Illustration, Caitlin Foster Print Shop, Carrie Bilbo Jewelry, Carrier Pigeon, Cherry Monkey Pimp & O’s Treats, Color My Bubble, Dylan Goldberger Illustration, Fang, FLO + THEO & Mawusi, FPOAFM Nomadic Art/Craft Collection, Gingersnap Gals, Gionna Forte, Great Boxer, Grimcartoons & Amanda Spinosa, Handmade Mail by Haley Ray, Hi Rise Hive, Jaclyn and the Beanstalk, Jade Goheen & Richie Brown, Kara Daving, Laura Cromwell Ceramics, Oille Natural, Reset Reality, Rock+Pillar Trading Co, Sara Varon, SARUSTAR, Sneaky Peach Vintage & Jelly Fresh, Sue Jean Ko, Sweet Buttons Desserts, The Neighborgoods, Type A Fibers, Wake and Create

The Degenerate Craft Fair is proudly sponsored by Billy’s Bakery, Davinci Artist Supply, Everyman Espresso, and Wink and Flip, with beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Our media partner is The Village Voice.

For more information please visit our website at:

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

You can find images from past years’ fairs at the Degenerate Craft Fair website, along with links to participating artists’ websites, press and contact information, and more.

A view from last year's Degenerate Craft Fari (via Flickr)

A view from last year’s Degenerate Craft Fair at the DCTV Firehouse (via Flickr)

Another shot from last year (via Flickr)

Another shot from last year (via Flickr)

Visual & Critical Studies