NYCreates Holiday Craft Fair

14 Dec

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Over 40 Fine Craft Artisans at the NYCreates Holiday Craft Fair”

NYCreates is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair featuring over 40 of New York’s fine, handmade craft artisans.  The 3-day event is being held at the West-Park Church/Center at 86th St. and Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side Friday, December 16 through Sunday, December 18, 2011.

The NYCreates Holiday Market makes it easy to give beautiful, high quality, handmade gifts for the holidays. And now more than ever, it is important to support local businesses like these artisan entrepreneurs.

This event offers neighbors and visitors the chance to shop for unique and desirable holiday gifts directly from the artists who make them.  Clothing designer Catherine Joseph makes distinctive men’s and women’s clothing and counts Tommy Mottola and George Lopez among her clients.  Jewelry Designer Amy Burchanal of House of Z Jewelry creates earrings, necklaces, and bracelets from real sea glass collected on the shores of New York State.  Sandra Armstrong of Gifted Papers creates whimsical clocks, boxes, and journals from handmade paper.  These fine artisans and many more will be showing their work at the NYCreates Holiday Craft Fair.

NYCreates is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting handmade craft artists in New York City by sponsoring events, such as craft fairs, as well as providing training and microfinancing.  “Crafts are a vital part of the creative character of the city, and of the economy as well.” says Ted Berger, Executive Director of NYCreates.  “Often these artisan entrepreneurs go under recognized. Their talent, passion, and dedication is clear in the quality and diversity of the objects they make.”  This event is sponsored by the Business Center for New Americans (BCNA) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

Preview participating vendors and find event details at www.NYCreates.org.

Info at a Glance:
NYCreates Holiday Craft Fair at West-Park Church
Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 17, 2011
The corner of 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Friday and Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM

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