Monday, June 21, 2010
Photo Essay: Crest Fest, 2010
I think it's awesome that this hardware store in my neighborhood wants to support and display local artists. They hold an annual event that's part street festival and part gallery opening -- all centered in and around the Crest Hardware Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Walking around the store, looking for artwork "hidden" among the merchandise (and often greatly resembling the merchandise), was like participating in a treasure hunt. Actually, there was a map to the artistic treasures, but it wasn't available yet when we stopped by on opening day. We spent an hour or more just wandering and trying to spot everything.
Read more about the Crest Fest here.
Dan's tool wallpaper.
Made of tires! What?!
In the garden at the hardware store.
Extended festivities on Saturday included food, crafts, face painting, other vendors, bands, and more!
I was glad to see that the major beneficiary of this event was The City Reliquary Museum, another local institution that's been in danger of going out of business for too long.
Expect details on lunch in my next post!