Where Everyone is an Artist

Anna Williamsburg market impressions
Anna Williamsburg market impressions

It's Springtime in Williamsburg. Time for lazy weekend brunches, great people watching and new perspectives on things after an interminable Winter. And with these we welcome Anna, our new sheriff and market wrangler. Her perspective on the market and market family after an initial weekend is below. Meet her at anna@artistsandfleas.com Judging by the name Artists & Fleas, I thought that I'd find two types of people at the market: artists and flea market-type vendors.

That was before I joined A & F. What I soon found is that every single person at the market is an artist. There are those that vend what they've made with their hands: petri-dish inspired jewelry, clocks made out of books, leather bras (coming soon!), and song lyric illustrations. And then there are those who practice the art of curation, working in the challenging medium of vintage goods. These artists find beauty where many of us would only see "old stuff", and put their mark on it through a variety of techniques: cutting, sewing, glueing, repurposing, or simply combining to create a completely new work of art.

I expected to meet a group of incredibly creative people here, but I didn't expect to discover new art forms! I can't wait for all the discoveries to come at Artists & Fleas.