DIY Craft Fair in Kingston this Saturday

Carli Bruno Jewelry

The handmade and functional blends with the whimsical and imaginative at the second annual Summer DIY Craft Fair, held this Saturday, September 8 at the Cornell Street Studios, located near the railroad tracks in Midtown Kingston. Held in collaboration with Art Riot, a collective of crafters who recently opened a shop in Uptown Kingston, the Fair will feature more than 30 craftspeople ranging from jewelers to knitters to ceramists to toy- and candlemakers to handbag-stitchers.

Organizer Renee Darmstadt described many of the items as “functional art.” “Some of the crafters make their own art, such as knitted scenes,” she said.

The family-friendly event, which is free, will also offer face-painting for the kids, a Zumba demonstration by the resident expert and the opportunity to make your own hula-hoop. Musical entertainment will be provided by Mr. Oh! which Darmstadt described as “gunk rock: New Age and vintage-inspired,” and Skeye, a singer/songwriter couple consisting of a guitarist and vocalist. There will also be a display of artwork and photographs.

The Summer DIY Craft Fair will be held on September 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cornell Street Studios, located at 168 Cornell Street in Kingston. Admission is free. Visit www.facebook.com/events/423508681034152 for more information.

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