Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Kevin Barry - Designer to the rich and famous - selling on Sept. 11th

Kevin Barry, designer for Prada, Betsy Johnson and other well known fashion houses, will be bringing his unique creations. Come early and see all of his new coats, dresses, bags and hats.
On right is a close-up of the blue denim and lace dress. This dress is also available in lightweight yellow or blue linen with lace, a big hit a Bergdorf Goodman.- Each is a one of a kind creation.

Sept. 11th: Featured Artisans

Leslie will be presenting a "zillion" hats embelished by her mother: Judy Harris of BOP Creations.

Fall Schedule- Saturdays, September 11 through October 30, 2010

We will be resuming our weekly Saturday schedule at Ft. Greene Park this coming Saturday. Featuring a free, live, all day performance schedule presented by Peter Blanchette: archguitar. Peter is the inventor of this unique 11 string instrument and seems to have endless energy.

A short history

Artisan-Market:http://www.artisan-market.org is in its seventh year at this location and in its third year, as a seasonal, weekly, Saturday fundraiser for the Ft. Greene Park Conservancy supporting their efforts to renovate this very popular park. The year-round GreenMarket, on Washington Park, the eastern sidewalk perimeter of Ft. Greene Park also came to this location seven years ago and we’ve had a symbiotic relationship with them. Artisan-Market, on the DeKalb Avenue sidewalk perimeter of Ft. Greene Park, worked hard to establish GreenMarket’s presence at Fort Greene Park and help gain community support. In order to transform this location into a destination, Artisan-Market has hosted special attractions. In 2007 we gave away 10,000 spring-blooming bulbs for planting in publically-accessible neighborhood locations. In 2008 we collaborated with Hagen-Dasz in their “Save the Honey Bee Campaign”: we mounted an educational graphic display, a local beekeeper brought a live hive and we gave away several thousand packets of seeds for flowering plants favored by foraging honey bees. Whenever possible we also host free live acoustic music performances and children’s art activities. Currently,on Saturdays, the corner of DeKalb and Washington Park is often akin to a “town square” with other community non-profits setting up tables and dispersing information about Fort Greene/Clinton Hill activities. We are a year-round NYC textile recycling location, a rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling location and a drop-off location for a community garden composting initiative.