FUNKtional Art Fair Kicks Off This Weekend

Posted on: December 10th, 2013 at 11:00 am by

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With the holiday season in full swing, locally owned businesses and neighborhood artisans are finding ways to provide New Yorkers with holiday cheer that is not Amazon unique and well-disposed within the community. One such gathering is the new FUNKtional Art Fair that’s coming to La Plaza Cultural Community Garden.

In addition to creative wares, this holiday fair promises a portion of the proceeds from each booth rental will be sewn back into La Plaza Community Garden and the FIGMENT Festival, a free art festival that started up seven years ago on Governor’s Island. It’s also an alternative to the more established but chaotic fairs around the city.

[It’s] an opportunity to promote the merchants of the greater East Village neighborhood and offer a more relaxed, less crowded and more community oriented holiday fair that is vastly different from the energy of the Union Square and Bryant Park holiday markets.

There isn’t any real deadline for vendors; organizers encourage those who are interested to apply (regardless of date), if looking to set up shop. Dates are December 14, 15, 21, 22, from 12-9pm each day. A last-minute gift “support local” option, for sure.

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