Last Friday we talked about Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. The summer long concert series. Etsy NY will have a booth there one again. There will be 18 artists selling their wares and on the blog here we will be introducing them to all of you, our readers.
Let's take a moment to get to know some of the wonderful Celebrate Brooklyn! vendors up close and personal!
Citybitz is a line of personal and home accessories. All pieces are designed and created by Joan Huggard at her studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Citybitz products feature Joan’s original photography combined with metal, resin and glass. The photos focus on New York details, both large and small, capturing the icons, colors, textures and energy of the city that never sleeps. She loves the personal connections people have to her photography. This is Joan’s third year at Celebrate Brooklyn. She returns each year because she enjoys the collaboration as well as connecting with customers at this unique venue.
NYC Vinyl Dreams began when Wade moved to the city in 2010 from L.A. the day before Hurricane Sandy. His friend Jennifer Eolin, art partner in crime, came together to create art they both loved. It wasn’t hard to see beauty in the large and small details around every corner. Wade really enjoy the subway system and has mostly focused there. Whether it’s a train coming into a station or simply a call box there is so much for the eyes to enjoy. This year he is selling subway/NYC vinyl art and trying a few new items such as art clocks and more fun decals for laptops and walls. All of his work is created in his studio in Washington Heights. Wade's art is created from full sheets of vinyl based off of photos he takes. Wade tells us "It is such a wonderful moment when you know something you made has found a loving home and will be enjoyed for many years to come. This is my second year at Celebrate Brooklyn and I am happy to be back. The crowds that come for the music are naturally artistic and I enjoy their energy."
Prairiefunk, based out of Brooklyn, NY, specializes in modern handmade jewelry for the chic bohemian. Featuring elegant, hand-hammered metals, wire wrapping and rich natural gemstones, the collection seeks to meld modern design with the enduring aesthetics of the ancient world. No piece comes out the same way twice and many can be worn in multiple ways. This will be the first time for Prairiefunk at Celebrate Brooklyn, and the chance to combine fantastic live music, terrific new people and a wonderful array of local, all-handmade goods is an amazing opportunity. Can’t wait to see you there!
Does that whet your handcrafted appetite? If not, be sure to stay tuned for more blog posts that celebrate all of the varied and vibrant local, handmade offerings that will be at Celebrate Brooklyn! all summer long!
Melisssa Hile and Tracey Toole