Witness a Marriage of Fine Art and Tangible Goods

An explosion of handmade crafts is about to happen in a place one can only describe as a Mecca for fine design. That’s right, on October 17th, 2009 from 10am to 5pm, the Chelsea area of Manhattan will host the first ever “Crafts in Chelsea” festival where you can chat with local artists to learn the stories behind those one-of-a-kind gifts.

PS 11 and The {New New}, a NY Metro group of online Etsy Sellers, will take over 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues and invite you to bask in a smorgasbord of the best handmade crafts. From jewelry to handbags and more this festival will have the latest and greatest from the most talented artists in the New York area. 

That’s not all. When the kids tire of watching you drool over the eye-catching new fashions and “have to have” artwork, let them spend some time hanging with the animals. With a petting zoo, free food, games, an awesome bouncy castle and lots of other munchkins to play with parents can feel free to let the kids play while they shop for the finest handmade goods Chelsea has to offer.Check out this list of Etsy shops participating:
1178 designs JdavisStudio Precious Dragon
A Studio by the Sea Journalistic Tendencies PrismPop
Abby Horowitz Designs JTopolski Pulp Sushi
AD Jewelry Design Kara Mia Sofia Pure Spa Squared
Adornments NYC Keithyzq Purple Flower Inc
Alexandra Ferguson Kitty Jones Purtybird
Art & Sould Gallery La Mano Pottery Sarustar
Baby Noir La Pistolera Sindige
Be Noticed Jewelry L'atelier des bijoux Softboild
Better Than Jam LC Originals Stellar Vision Creations
Blanca Lupina Lingua Nigra Stoopher & Boots
Bugged Out Little Bunny TepperWear
Caja Jewelry Loella Medina The Original Beadscarf
Central Bark Designs Lovely Day Designs TTinTin
Chavala Designs Luis Fernando Red Bridge Studio
Charlie & Sarah McFlashpants Rox Creations
Citybitz Mellowbeing Violette
Collective Elements Metalicious Virginia Kraljevic
Dainty Creations Meya's Peace Vyphuis Designs
Enchantragirl Micci Designs Knitwear Wabisabi Brooklyn
Ellis Designs Molly Made WarpeDesign
Eve Simone Photography Muppetloon Windows Of Agate
Face of Contentment Design Mulry Jewels Wish by Felicity
Firelight Jewelry & Designs My Needle Habit Woolly Boo
Gneissspice New York Clocks Ximi's Collage Art
Gramkin Paper Studio Nordea's Soaperie Yania Creations
Greenware Ceramics Owliday Inn
Groundsel Panda With Cookie
The Honey Pot Shop elements for inspired living
Imani Miller Designs Pisces Are Dreamers
Informal Elegance PCharming
Isla New York Posh Adornments