Thursday, November 04, 2010

Ready For Some Local Holiday Shopping? This Week-End, Check Out ArtsCetera's Indoor Indie Artisan Market


My friend Nannette deCillis, director of ArtsCetera, a center for arts and art-related activities for children and adults, has once again organized a great neighborhood event. Starting this Saturday through the holiday season, she will host a series of pop-up markets featuring local artisans, mostly from the Etsy community. Sounds like great fun and a super opportunity for all those who like to get their holiday sopping done early.
Read on:

On Sunday, November 7th, from 11am to 6 pm, at 212 Smith Street, ArtsCetera’s child-centric Cobble Hill studio will transform into a weekend storefront market for holiday shopping, featuring goods from a diverse group of local artisans and entrepreneurs.

We’re thrilled that many of the designers who will be featured throughout the season come from the local Etsy community and The {NewNew}, a vibrant collective of indie Etsy artisans in the NY Metro a

With handmade clothing for men, women and children, jewelry, accessories and items for the home and well-being, as well as books, CDs and gifts for kids, the Pop-Up Shop will run Saturdays and Sundays through December 19th. Each weekend will feature both new and returning vendors, so shoppers will always find something fresh to see at the Pop-Up Shop. Each weekend’s line-up will be posted at our website.

The opening includes refreshments, a child-friendly area so kids can play while parents shop and a raffle of gifts donated from our vendors to benefit ArtsCetera’s Neighborhood Arts Partner, The Early Childhood Programs of the Lutheran Family Health Centers.

November 7th Vendors:

Overall Baby - Reinventing the look of children’s overalls
Jenny Kim, owner

Kataplin - Whimsical and Unique Clothes for Kids, Babies and Adults
Luciana Toyos Gambarino, owner

Lio & Linn - Unique and stylish Jewelry & Home accessories
Masumi Hyashi, owner

Nordea Soaperie - Handmade soap and body essentials
Nordea McKoy, owner

Elements for Inspired Living - One-off fashion accessories and unique decorative items for the home
Cynthia Black, owner,

Barefoot Books - Award-winning children’s books, CDs and Gifts
Robin Muskin and Jessie Barker, Brooklyn Reps,

We’re also grateful to local businesses for their donated goods for opening day, including: Denise Fasanello Floral Design ( for lovely floral arrangements, and Betsy Thorleifson of Nine Cakes ( for a bounty of their delicious mini-cupcakes.

Thanks - please drop by anytime between 11 and 6, and say hello to our newest venture!


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