Art Star CRAP Bazaar

The Art Star CRAP Bazaar
January 27th-28th, 11-4pm each day
Free to attend and open to the public
at The Independence Visitor Center 
599 Market Street (North End of the Building)

An Artist Rummage Sale - 25% of profits donated to Doctors Without Borders and The Young Artist Program.

This event will also be coinciding with the Grand Opening of our new retail shop within the Visitor Center. 

Come check out our brand new retail space where we will be hosting our popular annual Art Star CRAP Bazaar!

25% of Sales go to Doctors Without Borders and The Young Artist Program

The Art Star CRAP Bazaar will be held at our brand new retail shop located at the Independence Visitor Center - you will find us at the North end of the building.
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!

The crap bazaar aims to support our artists by helping 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, samples, or have been discontinued from their retail lines to make room for fresh, new work. Some may be mishaps, that have little cracks, chips, or other imperfections. Find a handmade Treasure at A GREAT PRICE. Items will be marked down AT LEAST 50% off retail prices.

Another mission of the Crap Bazaar is to give back to our community. Each year we donate 25% of the total sales from the event to two Non-Profits. This year we have chosen Doctors Without Borders and The Young Artist Program. The donation will be split between these two evenly.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers medical humanitarian assistance to people based solely on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. Their teams of doctors, nurses, logisticians, and other frontline workers are often among the first on the scene when peoples’ lives are upended by conflict, disease outbreaks, or natural or human-made disasters. Learn More at

The Young Artist Program (YAP) is a FREE drop-in arts and social justice program that runs Wednesday-Friday from 3:30-6pm during the school year in Philly. The program centers BIPOC LGBTQ+ people ages 14-25 years old. Participants who join the program will have access to free healthy food, feminine hygiene products, and art supplies. Learn More at

We are also encouraging customers to drop off donations for us to collect and give to No More Secrets (the nation's 1st Menstrual Hub and Uterine Wellness Center.) Appreciated items are: Pads (overnights preferred), liners, wipes, soap, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, lotion, bras/underwear, toothbrush/toothpaste, razors, and menstrual cups. They do not accept open or loose products, so please make sure donated items are in original and unopened packaging. Learn More at

The "Crap" bazaar occurs only once a year, so don't miss out on a chance to purchase original, handmade goods at great prices.