If you are looking to vend your jewelry at a craft show that is about emerging artists and crafters,Â heres your chance.Â I love Art Star and hear these shows are really good.
The 2008 Art Star Craft Bazaar
Who: 150 artists
What: Affordable, unique, and high quality art and crafts
When: Saturday, May 31st from 11-7pm & Sunday, June 1st from 11-5pm
Where: Penn’s Landing Great Plaza – on Columbus Boulevard between Walnut Street and Market Street (click here for directions)A Little History
In 2003, recent Tyler School of Art grads Erin Waxman (BFA, â€™99) and Megan Brewster (BFA, â€™00) were searching for places to show & sell their work. They quickly realized that the options were few and far between. They decided to create a new venue for themselves and like-minded-artists in Philadelphia and the Art Star Craft Bazaar was conceived; an open-air market, where emerging artists & crafters could sell their wares to the public. Twenty vendors were chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis and the event was held at The First Unitarian Church over the course of a few weekends that summer. During the show, Megan and Erin met many talented artists who were all looking for viable venues for their work.The pair opened up Art Star Gallery & Boutique in November of 2004 to help fill the void for emerging artists across the country. The Art Star Craft Bazaar continued to grow over the years and has served as an extension of the gallery. â€œThere are so many talented artists that we have met along the way. We wish we could show and represent all of them, but our space is limited. The Bazaar enables us to introduce even more interesting artists to the public, that we may be unable to show in the gallery due to space limitations,â€ states Megan. The show is now juried and boasts over 100 artists annually. Last year over 4,000 people attended the show. Shoppers can expect affordable, high quality, and extremely unique goods from a variety of media. In itâ€™s 5th year, The Art Star Craft Bazaar has become Philadelphia’s most cutting edge craft fair. Come see it for yourself!