2009 Degenerate Craft Fair Press Release

2 December 2009

For immediate release

Announcing the Degenerate Craft Fair, a sort of anti-art-fair featuring over 20 artists and designers. Just in time for holiday shopping, it will take place in the first three weekends of December at three different locations, and feature works of art generally priced under $50.

Organized by artists Amy Wilson and Shannon Broder, this event was originally designed to help a group of friends weather the recession together. “Artists have been really devastated by the terrible economy. So we wanted to come up with a way to help ourselves to make a little extra money by selling inexpensive versions of our work – books, prints, multiples, whatever we can come up with,” states Wilson. From that point, the DCF was founded and has now grown to involve a whole variety of artists and objects, including jewelry, stuffed animals, CDs, stickers, clothing, zines, and even square inches of Detroit, MI.

Locations Silent Barn, Ridgewood (NYC)
915 Wyckoff Ave (nearest subway: L train to Halsey)
December 4th 8pm to 12am
Our launch party, which includes live music and giveaways.
8-9pm sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery
Goodie bags for the first 50 to arrive
10pm performance by The Beets!

303 Grand Street, Williamsburg (NYC)
303 Grand Street (nearest subway: L train to Bedford)
December 13th from 12pm to 10pm; December 14th from 12pm to 8pm
Our storefront “pop-up shop” will feature a cocktail reception on Sunday from 8pm to 10pm, with music provided by D Sam Katz.

BravinLee programs, Chelsea (NYC)
526 West 26th Street (nearest subway: C/E to 23rd Street)
December 18th from 12pm to 9pm; December 19th from 12pm to 6pm
Our last stop is a gallery in the midst of the Chelsea art market, and features a cocktail reception on Friday from 7pm to 9pm.

Participants: Shannon Broder, Everest Hall/Yadir Quintana, Marissa Havers, Imaginary Friends, LOVELAND Detroit, Shalimar Luis, Andi Magenheimer, mimi soho, Danica Phelps, Rapt Boutique, Secret Clubhouse, Showpaper, Spaghetti Suicide, Jay van Buren, and Amy Wilson.

The DCF is sponsored by Kickstarter (http://kickstarter.com) and Crazy Company (http://makeloveland.com).