The 5th Annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade . . .

 . . .is back!


Join us on Saturday May 4th, when Etsy New York, your local Etsy street team, hosts its 5th Annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade at The Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 10AM to 5PM. Load up on clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, housewares and more!

Prize Package Cornucopia From Previous Cavalcade

The first 100 shoppers will receive an amazing goodie bag packed with a unique sampling of handmade wares from members of Etsy New York and local small businesses sponsoring the event. With each purchase, shoppers will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three coveted Etsy New York prize packages, filled with handmade donations from our talented members, each worth hundreds of dollars. Shoppers will also have a chance to win an Etsy gift card!

Just ONE day until the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade!

Saturday is The {NewNew} Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
You Do Not Want To Miss This Event!

For one day only during the holiday season shoppers can load up on clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, housewares and more, all handmade by some of the most creative local artisans and crafters in the NYC metropolitan area.
Where: Public Assembly 70 North 6th Street in Brooklyn
When: 10 am-6 pm Saturday December 3rd

The first 200 shoppers to arrive will receive free goodie bags packed with a unique sampling of wares from the {NewNew} - so come early!

With each purchase, shoppers will get a raffle ticket entry for a prize package filled with great {NewNew} wares!

In keeping with its tradition of partnering with local non-profits, the {NewNew} will have representatives from The Brooklyn Community Foundation, an organization that improves the lives of Brooklyn residents and their communities.

Hope to see you!
Holly / EllisDesign

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

303 Grand Artist & Fleas Market & Workshops

Come and join us for a fun filled weekend with members of the {NewNew} on March 12th - 14th at 303GRAND - a revolving storefront. Artists & Fleas is teaming up with 303 Grand to host an indoor market featuring up to 20 different local artists/designers and awesome DIY workshops, including a needle felting workshop with KnitKnit!

303 Grand St. (at Havermeyer), Brooklyn, NY [MAP]
Thursday-Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 1-9pm

{NewNew} members who will be selling + their dates (from left to right):
CajaJewelry (3/14),
KnitKnit (3/13 - 3/14),
MarySavel (3/12 - 3/14),
CollectiveElements (3/14), and KimmChi (3/14)

Learn how to needle felt with KnitKnit!
We will make soft, felted creatures and shapes using a felting needle and wool.
No previous experience required, but the workshop is not recommended for children as there will be sharp needles involved.
Friday, March 13th from 5-6 pm. $35.00 - materials will be included in class fee. More info! Pre-register with Selena at Hurry - there are only 10 spots available!

Hope to see you there!