Art Star Craft Bazaar this weekend only!


May 10 and 11, 2014
in The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Free Admission, pay as you go merchandise

DesignPhiladelphia is a proud sponsor of the 11th Annual Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar! The Art Star Craft Bazaar is an outdoor retail arts and crafts show organized by Philadelphia’s Art Star Gallery & Boutique. Over 100 local & national artists have been chosen to set up shop & sell their wares at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, right along the Delaware River. Shoppers can expect high quality handmade goods that reflect Art Star’s unique and quirky aesthetic. Here are a few:


The Northern Liberties shop still owned by Angela Monaco of Concrete Polish, now holds 20 different independent jewelry designers. The women of Ritual Ritual describe their collaborative rite as coming together in support and celebration of life through creativity. Each designer’s personality shines through, from Monaco’s rugged cast-crystal jewelry to Negron’s geometrically-driven clothing and accessories, alongside Noelle’s bewitching body jewelry and Breznicky’s wearable talismans.


Can you describe your work?

My work combines techniques of hand embroidery, drawing and painting on paper, using methods of chance and probability as a way of creating a balance between my artist's hand and the organic nature of the piece.  In my recent works I've been using a speech bubble as a recurring symbol, as I am becoming increasingly fascinated with the takeover of social media and the way we communicate today. Illustrating these ideas through hand stitching breathes contemporary life into a traditional craft. Through this meticulous process I'm trying to generate moments of intimacy, both between myself and the piece as I'm making it, and between the viewer and the piece and they stand face to face.

What are you bringing to the Art Star Craft Bazaar?

I've been going to the Art Star Craft Bazaar for years, but this is my first time participating as a vendor and I am truly thrilled to be part of such a well curated event. I will be selling prints, and small works as well as necklaces and T-shirts featuring my art.  I will also be promoting my upcoming solo show at Paradigm Gallery + Studio which opens May 23rd at their brand new location at 746 S 4th StreetLooking forward to an amazing weekend at Penns Landing!


Who is Peg and Awl?

We are husband and wife with a boy called Søren and a boy called Silas. We live and work in Philadelphia.

Can you describe your work?

Our work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, inscribable keepsakes and useable, longlasting treasures. 

What are you bringing to the Art Star Craft Bazaar?

We will be sure to bring botanical pieces and an assortment of treasures great for Spring and Mom! We plan to bring some of our new treats  - like our Bloom pouches, Aldermere Egg Tray, Apothecary Caddies, Dopp Cases and Day Bags, as well as an assortment of jewelry and journals - something we have not done to this capacity since pre-Peg and Awl - as The Black Spot Books!

We’ll also be bringing a lot of our home, kitchen and garden objects made from reclaimed wood from local derelict buildings, and our one of a kinds, imperfects that we plan to try out at the market - included here will be some discounted treasures including treats made of wood and dry goods! 


InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free, online public hub for arts information in the Philadelphia area. By providing the public with immediate access to view the portfolios and credentials of over 250 artists and designers via the internet; through meaningful partnerships with other cultural organizations; through community-based activities and exhibitions; and through an extensive online body of timely art information, InLiquid brings to light the richness of our region’s art activity, broadens audiences, and heightens appreciation for all forms of visual culture.

What are you bringing to the Art Star Craft Bazaar?

InLiquid member C. Pazia Mannella will be joining us at the fair. She crochets using only her hands,  not with a traditional crochet hook. Using this metho she is able to create larger installation work. Crochet stitches can be increased and decreased to create dynamic structure. She plans to react to the tent structure on site at the Art Star Craft Bazaar and drape the work accordingly.


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