Prospect Heights Craft Fair: A Great Collection of Local Artisan for a Good Cause
This year’s third annual Prospect Heights Craft Fair featured an impressive collection of local and regional artisans. Proceeds from this fair go to support the arts at P.S. 9, “so every kid from our neighborhood public elementary school can take art and dance every week and participate in amazing programs like Brooklyn’s own Lava Acrobatic Program, Studio in a School and the Guggenheim Museum Learning Through Art,” according to their website. The arts are a critical part of a child’s education, and with budgets being cut all around, we cannot take art programs in schools for granted. So I was thrilled to support the efforts of the school and the parents to provide these experiences to their children.
Many of the participating vendors were parents of students, including Brooklyn Kernel, making delicious flavored popcorn. Other vendors that caught my eye included:
Twitch and Whiskers – Lovely, whimsical jewelry made from found and recycled objects. She will also be at the Brooklyn Craft Central’s Shop the Arch on May 21!
Bright Lights Little City – Fun and flowery accessories, lamps – and the beautiful bowl of origami stars (pictured)!
Hecho en Brooklyn – Delicate and lovely handmade jewelry. Their swirl earring design is one of my favorites.
DanaMade – Clever and fun jewelry designer making colorful, unique pieces from vintage findings, buttons and much me.
Metropolis Soaps – Fantastic handmade soaps and scents with great pulp fiction branding. I got a refill of Aroma Obscura, and my husband loves her unusual charcoal soap that draws out the toxins.
Empressive Cakes – Wow! Their orange creamsicle cupcake was out of this world. The cake was dense and rich, and the frosting was the perfect texture. Really really delicious.
Hazel Village – These handmade stuffed birdies, racoons, frogs and more are lovely and sweet and have a style all their own. You can even get different outfits for them.
Rain Lily – Proprietor Katy Mahoney is dedicated to supporting artisans around the world via fair trade. She imports beautiful, fine jewelry, scarves, dolls, and more made from wonderful materials. The shwe shwe dolls in the photo below are handmade in South Africa based on children’s drawings.
The Prospect Heights Craft Fair is an annual event, so if you missed it this year, you’ll have to wait until next spring to enjoy it! But don’t worry – I’ll remind you next time! [nggallery id=77]
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