Brooklyn Flea's New Home in DUMBO

Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg just moved to Etsy's home turf: DUMBO! Today was opening day, and it will be open every Sunday for the rest of the Market Season. 

If you are looking for anything from Buffalo Nickles to Succulent Plants, you will find it at the Brooklyn Flea.  

One of my favorite vendors was Dan's Parents' House, from whom I purchased a Creepy Doll. But that was just the beginning of what you could get at Dan's - everything from bottle caps to a Madeline Doll. 

Dan's Parents' House 

Dan's Parents' House 

Shop Dan's here:

Another vendor that I really loved was The Gifted Putterer! She had some fantastic vintage classroom decorations, and was just a really sweet person in general. It is no surprise that she is also an Etsy Seller. 

A table from The Gifted Putterer

A table from The Gifted Putterer

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It was a fun outing to pick up some unique goods that I will use both as gifts and in my jewelry display. Flea Markets are great places to pick unique gifts and display items. And I bought the doll just because. She looked a little sad and needed a new home. 

Thanks for reading A New York Art Adventure written by Sophia Di Vitto from Wine Cellar Jewelry!

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The Sketchbook Project & The Brooklyn Art Library — Our Cavalcade Sponsor

We're proud to present one of our sponsors this year: The Sketchbook Project and the Brooklyn Art Library. The Brooklyn Art Library is an archive of visual inspiration supported by a global creative community. This space is home to the Sketchbook Project, which features thousands of artists' sketchbooks from around the world. The Library also offers a handpicked selection of art supplies, stationary and vintage ephemera to jump-start your own creativity — right around the corner from the Cavalcade on N. 3rd St.

Step into the Library and you'll immediately be greeted by a 40-foot-long wall filled from floor to ceiling with contributions to the Sketchbook Project. The Sketchbook Project is an evolving library of artists' journals from more than 100 countries across the globe. Participation is open to everyone: Artists sign up to receive a blank sketchbook, then fill it up and send it back. The results are cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library and exhibited to the public in person and online.

"Mystery Maps" by Noelle Oki

If you're feeling curious and itching to sketch, you're in luck: The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 is accepting new participants right now! Open to just 5,000 participating artists, the Limited Edition is an experiment inspired by the Sketchbook Project. Every contributor to the Limited Edition Vol. 1 will be included in a series of art books documenting the project and each sketchbook will be exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Library. Together, the book series will provide insight into the imagination and process of each artist participating in the project and present an interpretive portrait of the Sketchbook Project community. Bound by the Brooklyn Art Library Press and hand-finished in the Library's own Williamsburg workshop, the book series will be published in the fall of 2012.

"Happy Thoughts" by Sara Gray

We're excited to spread the word about the Sketchbook Project and happy to welcome them to the Cavalcade. It's a great example of the creative community working together to produce something wonderful — and supporting other artists and artisans in return.

Don't forget to drop by the Brooklyn Art Library before or after your visit to the Cavalcade and be sure to tell them The {NewNew} sent you!

Brooklyn Art Library
103A N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 388-7941

Open everyday from 12-8pm>
The Sketchbook Project