This weekend, the 2011 Degenerate Craft Fair will return for its third annual weekend-long run. The DCF provides a venue for artists to sell affordable versions of their work to holiday shoppers. This year’s roster of exhibitors includes over 75 artists and designers, and much of the work for sale is priced below $50. Items on display will include a wide range of goods from artworks and artist’s books to jewelry, clothing, and holiday ornaments. (To see a sampling of things offered by exhibitors at the last two fairs, check out the links at the bottom of this post.)
This year’s fair was organized by VCS alumna Shannon Broder, who co-founded the DCF back in 2009 with VCS instructor Amy Wilson. Shannon and Amy will both have works available for purchase, and several other people with connections to VCS will also be participating, including current student Alexandra MacNamara; alumni Amy Kolenut, Jennifer Santiago, and Alyse Anderson; and faculty member Peter Hristoff.
The 2011 DCF will take place on Saturday, December 10th from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 11th from noon to 6 p.m. at 159 Bleecker Street in New York City. Special events include an opening night party on December 10th from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring music and free beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery, and a giveaway of goodie bags to the first 50 visitors on December 11th.
For more information, including a complete list of participating exhibitors and directions on how to get there by subway, visit the DCF website.
To read about the last two Degenerate Craft Fairs and see images from both years, check out the following VCS blog posts: