If you live in the New York area, there are a few temporary markets for artist-made gifts and multiples popping up this month. Check below for some pointers.
Now 11 years old, La Superette has become the go-to spot for inexpensive DIY accessories and projects by independent artists and designers. Shop for hacked clothes, crafty housewares, and handmade accessories amid temporary art installations and live music. Go here for the full list of participating artists and a performance schedule, admission is free.
From December 11th through the 23rd, Postmasters Gallery will give their space over to "bright young artists" to sell their work. The press release promises "perfect gifts" like a treasure map, a coyote tail, a breast mountain, a set of wooden blocks, and a paper lion coming out of a paper captain's beard. Not exactly the commemorative plates Grandma wanted, but at least you'll make it a holiday to remember.
If you want to make hack-tastic gifts yourself, attend one of Eyebeam's Holiday Hackshop workshops on December 12th from 1-6pm. Brighten your bike, make a Sno Globe, create an interactive DJ Station, or laser cut your own ornaments.
From the description, the Degenerate Craft Fair sounds like a smaller and punker version of the Renegade Craft Fair. The DCF is in its first year, and it will jump locations from Bushwick to Williamsburg to Chelsea over the next three weeks, might be worth checking out?