The Art Star CRAP Bazaar
January 29th and 30th, 11-5pm each day
Free to attend and open to the public
at The Bourse, enter at 5th and Market.
An Artist Rummage Sale - 25% of profits donated to ACLU of PA and Modest Transitions: A Home for Inclusion and Healing
The Art Star CRAP Bazaar is BACK and it is taking over one of the retail spaces at The Bourse for ONE WEEKEND ONLY. This yearly fundraising event is a funny take on our Art Star CRAFT Bazaar, though it will be nothing like that event.
Over 20 of our regular crafters will be selling off their "Seconds" at huge discounts. There will be no fancy booth displays and no frills! Just a bunch of big tables piled with stuff to rummage through! Artists will be selling items that didn't quite make the cut, samples, one offs, items that are slighty "Off" but awesome all the same, items from past seasons or things they just flat out want to get rid of. Find a handmade treasure at A GREAT PRICE.
The crap bazaar aims to support our artists and help them make some income off of time spent learning and playing - an important part of the artistic process. Many of the items included in the "crap" bazaar are just that - pieces that were made as practice before the piece is perfected and placed on shop shelves and sold at craft shows. Other items are overstock or have been discontinued from their retail lines to make room for fresh, new work.
Another mission of the Crap Bazaar is to give back to our community. Each year we donate 25% of the profits from the event to the ACLU of Pennsylvania and to a new local arts based non-profit/group/project that serves our community. This year we chose a Go Fund Me project for Modest Transitions: A Home for Inclusion and Healing The project is by one of our artists, Melanie Hasan, the incredibly talented woman behind Modest Transitions, a black owned local and sustainable brand that includes Melanie's collection of naturally dyed and handmade products. The Go Fund Me is to help Melanie with the costs of opening up her brick and mortar space in Fishtown. The space will offer low-income accessibility to textile arts, holistic healing, and inclusion. It will include free community based workshops and a greenhouse to grow natural dyes, flowers, and vegetables, which will be used to make beautiful textile art by the community. The project also aims to create jobs for the neighborhood. Our donation will be evenly split between the two.
The "Crap" bazaar occurs only once (maybe twice) a year, so don't miss out on a chance to purchase original, handmade goods at great prices. Items will be priced over 50% off regular retail prices. Please note masks will be strictly enforced and we will cap the number of folks in the space at a time, so come prepared for a small wait. Customers will be able to wait warmly inside the Bourse, which includes a variety of food and beverages.