Dave Godowsky is Filling the Pop Out With Art This Weekend

Brooklyn-based abstract artist Dave Godowsky is bringing his contemplative, ethereal chalk creations to our Williamsburg market this weekend. Depicting both familiar scenes, such as the view of the city from Fort Tilden, and some more abstract renderings, Godowsky infuses local flare to his chalk meditations. Read Godowsky's statement about what inspired him below:

"Tilden w city" 2017

"Tilden w city" 2017

"America was already at the height of click-happy surface-level culture in November 2016 when the government shifted. I found myself (like many others) slipping further and further into an anxious abyss. Envisioning these calming images somehow helped. These chalk pieces are my attempt to manifest those images on paper."

Dave Godowsky Art will turn out Pop Out space into an art gallery over the weekend of July 22-23. Stop by to meditate, contemplate, and pick up some original artwork for yourself.

 

 

New Right Now at Chelsea: 7/17-7/30

Check out who's joining us!

Still Alive Lights uses innovative technologies and sustainable materials to design and manufacture lights that tell stories – lights that educate, inspire and spark wonder. Watch Cory create his lights with a 3D printer live at Chelsea for the next two weeks.

For Daniela Boari, making jewelry has been a way of expression and a sum of fascinations for her entire life. She has mixed stones, beads, metals, wood and more over the years experimenting and growing as a designer.  Her style now is instinctually mixing metals to tell a story.  The fine lines and shapes from being handcrafted are part of the tale. 

Spooksvilla is the brainchild of Shahrzad Ghadjar, an New York-based artist with roots in Iran whose interests and inspiration includes naked people, glitchy things, patterns, and pens.

Chacana NYC brings a splash of color to Chelsea with their hats, shoes and bags handcrafted in South America. Bright colors and bold printed fabric area a perfect way to top off all of your summer looks. 

Arty & Ready to Party: July 13 Soho Sip & Shop feat. Threes Brewing

This week's Soho Sip & Shop line up has us feeling all arty and ready to party.

We have three artists at this weeks Sip & Shop in Soho bringing their art for us to interact with from 6-8pm. Enjoy DIY screen printing on an Artists & Fleas tote bag if you make a purchase from the market! 

Join us this Thursday, July 13th from 6-8pm. Free drinks from Three's Brewing, who will be here serving up their killer beers, and tons of interactive and DIY chances to create one-on-one with some of our fave artists.  

 

John Gagliano will be showcasing and live painting work from his show, ALL I NEED. Watch while he renders his self-described "disposable thoughts" with paint on plexiglass (and snag one of these limited pieces to take home with you at the party)!

Channel your inner child and draw on the walls with Jaima ! He'll be creating a live art community mural (and score a limited edition Jaima Art pouch-free with any #AFinSoho purchase) during the party.  

Screen print a custom greeting card or tote with Susan Yenni of Embarque Textiles. Select one of her original screen prints, inspired by her love of Mexico and graffiti artists. She'll be printing on the spot or showing you how to make your own! (Free with any #AFinSoho purchase)

See you there!

New Right Now at Chelsea: 7/3 - 7/16

Julie Mollo is best known as the designer behind pop star Katy Perry's iconic fruit inspired ensembles and is the go-to stylist for rockstars and party girls looking to make a statement. For the next two weeks, the Brooklyn-based designer brings retro-focused, expressive clothing and lifestyle goods to A&F in Chelsea.

Julie Mollo

The finest fragrances are blended by master perfumers to create 5th and Madison, a collection of candles and body products created with the understanding of the ways in which fragrances can transform a room. 

5th and Madison

Min & Mon is a New York City-based handbag label dreamt up in 2015 by three friends, an artist, a musician and an architect, who were inspired by the idea that bags should be fun, changeable, and beautiful. Their bags and accessories are finely crafted in the artisan tradition of the Andes, and their signature prints and eye decals add personality to any outfit.

Min and Mon

Irresistible Pics from This Year's Cutest Pup in the Pool

Venice

Venice transformed into a people & puppy shopping extravaganza on June 24th. There was an amazing turn out of both pups and their humans. With a photo contest all day long, the live competition was the cutest success. Our lucky winner was Gizmo

ChelsEa Market

We celebrated our first-ever Chelsea Market edition of Cutest Pup in the Pool on Saturday, July 1. Park-your-pup service Dog Parker joined us along with their fluffy mascot (and birthday boy!) Pharrell. The ultimate winner was insta-model Ted!

Williamsburg

This year's Cutest Pup contest in Williamsburg on Sunday July 2 was our biggest and baddest yet. Co-hosted by our friend Ali, we had our largest contestant pool EVER at 22 pups (and innumerable humans). Dog Parker, Puppy Parties NYC and more joined in on the fun, and Bocce's Bakery generously donated treats for the pups. 

Our 3rd Annual Cutest Pup in the Pool Contest is This Weekend in Venice!

Puppies and pools: a classic combination. So classic and dear to us, in fact, that we're hosting our 3rd Annual Cutest Pup in the Pool Contest! 

This upcoming weekend in Venice, pups and their humans will gather not only to have an amazing time, but also sniff and peruse treats and #marketfinds for humans and their pups. Take a peek below at which pup-friendly merchants will be joining us!

On Cloud Canine What started as a personal project quickly turned into a passionate business endeavor. All products from On Cloud Canine are designed by founder Beth in her home, where she gathers inspiration from her preppy, East Coast background and her current laid-back, West Coast lifestyle. Their items are proudly made in Los Angeles, California.

The founder of Wag City Clothing loves her Best Furend and creates clothing that is unique, punny and that speaks to all of us dog lovers. She's a one women show: designing, sourcing, cuting and screeprinting everything

Adopt and Shop The Catty Wagon brings adoptable kittens to you! As the first custom-built, mobile adoption vehicle created just for kittens, the Catty Wagon makes it possible for thousands of shelter kittens to find forever homes.

New Right Now at Chelsea: 6/19 – 7/2

Meet our newest merchants here at Artists & Fleas in Chelsea Market, starting June 19.

Metrix Jewelry

Metrix Jewelry was founded by Lisa Mignoli, a New Yorker who takes inspiration from geometric shapes - one of the few things that will always remain constant in a city that’s in a constant state of motion.

 
Ariana Bohling

Ariana Bohling is a Brooklyn-based handmade shoe collection created from 100% leather and produced in Peru by local artisans in small workshops. Founders Ariana Bohling and Alyson Kurtz believe in fair trade practices and travel to Peru to oversee the production and development process of each collection.

 
Most Wanted USA

Most Wanted USA was founded in 2015 by two sisters with the hopes to inspire travelers and dreamers. Their leather bags and accessories combine rustic western elements with bohemian accents to create pieces designed for men and women who are constantly on the go.

 

 
Selah Vie

Certified Gemologist and Goldsmith Selah Michelle blends the spirit of her California upbringing and her travels around the world with the vibrant fashions of NYC to create Selah Vie Jewelry.

Father's Day Picks for the Stylish Dude

Father's Day is sneaking up fast, and if you're anything like us, you're starting to think about what to get for your father figure... sort of. Dads are hard to shop for! We asked our very own jack-of-all-trades Kevin, longtime Artists & Fleas DJ extraordinaire and assistant manager at #AFinSoho, to tell us what stylish goods he's got his eye on for Father's Day shopping picks:

If your father is anything like mine, he would much rather give than receive. I remember going to the mess hall at Davis Monthan AFB to eat with his troops on Thanksgiving in lieu of having a family dinner at home. Let's stop the trend of last minute gifting to that special guy we call Dad, and honor acts of selflessness like these with a little advanced gift planning! 

Most Wanted USA

First step?  Take a minute to understand who he is and what he enjoys. Is he a businessman constantly on the go? Help make his stay away from home a little easier with a beautiful business or travel bag by MostWanted Usa. Their leather bags and accessories combine rustic western elements with bohemian accents to create the perfect piece for fathers on the go.  

The French Mermaid

Does he prefer French cuffs over an old college t shirt? Then these cuffs by The French Mermaid will have all his friends and colleagues in awe with these vintage repurposed Chanel button cuff links. 

Is your father up with the times? Compliment his already curated wardrobe with a wallet/tie pin combo from Curated Basics.

Real Bearded Men

Your father may not have a burly beard like our guys at Real Bearded Men but maintenance and grooming are a necessity and we see no stopping of the beard trend. Get his beard in top top order and his mustache looking like a million bucks with these all natural products. 

Whether it’s your dad, step dad, granddad or father figure- surprise him with a unique and thoughtful gift that will make him the envy of all his friends and colleagues!  

Kevin, Soho Assistant Manager

It's Feeling A Lot Like Summer Time in Venice

Spring is fading hot & fast into Summer, and you know what that means – the LA sun will be shining full-time. Artist & Fleas is back for another Venice market this Saturday, June 10th. Come hang with us as we enjoy our last Venice spring weekend of the year, and celebrate what the summer weekends have in store! 

Crazy Heart India  is joining us all the way from Jaipur, India. With garments made of 100% organic banana & bamboo fabrics, Crazy Heart India has a shade and print for everyone. The biggest problem you’ll have is deciding between a dress or a 2 piece, and in that case you should get both. These hand died light weight garments could be a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. 

Vamvas & Rx candles will also be back with us for another great (and great-smelling) weekend!

Vamvas and their colorful soles have been walking the aisles of our market over the last few weeks, and we love them! Vamvas aren't just colorful tennis shoes – they're comfortable. There’s a color to match all of your summer goods all while supporting your feet.

Come help us say goodbye to Spring and HELLOOOO to all of our new merchants. We're open from 11am - 5pm and, as we do, will be giving out free totes to the first 100 customers!

5 Places We Love on Abbot Kinney

Abbot Kinney is one of the most acclaimed areas to border the rim of LA County. But with tons of amazing things to do, it's difficult to get the full West Side experience. Since our Venice market takes place on Abbot Kinney every 2nd and 4th Saturday, we often make the journey down to meet our wonderful neighbors – the shops and restaurants who bring every-day flavor to the neighborhood. Check out our top 5 places to hit up on the Abbot Kinney strip!

Salt and Straw

Salt & Straw
Screaming for ice cream? If so, Salt & Straw is definitely the place to get it. Feast on freshly-made ice cream in flavors including Wild Flower Honey & Lemon Grand Poppy stuffed into a hot, crispy waffle cone. On a hot California day, Salt & Straw is the place to cool down in the most delicious way. 

The Butcher's Daughter

The Butcher's Daughter
Contrary to the name, everything at The Butcher's Daughter is plant-based - the butcher's only slicing and dicing fruits and veggies! This 100% vegetarian cafe is not only a place to eat, it's also a juice bar. Swing by and pick up a fresh, refreshing juice before you roam the boardwalk.

Shinola

Shinola
Bags, bikes, watches, jewelry... You name it, they've got it! Shinola Is the definition of a one-stop shop. It's the perfect place to pick up a nice gift (especially with Father's Day coming up), or find great leather goods for any occasion – with accessories to match. You just can't go wrong at this store!

Intelligentsia

Intelligentsia
California is infamous for impromptu “wanna grab a coffee?” meetings. But if you haven't been to Intelligentsia, have you really had a true coffee-grabbing experience? Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea House is the perfect example of fresh, organic coffee. Intelligentsia cuts out the middle man by building relationships with the coffee bean famers themselves. Not only is the coffee good, but the overall ambiance is a great environment for a casual meeting. 

huset-shop

Huset-Shop
With the incredible decor and fashions at Huset-Shop, it's impossible for passers by not to stop and check it out. Huset-Shop has that special pin to match that pink dress you just bought, and that doormat to match the new paint you just added onto the door. Bonus: it's a kid friendly place that has toys, games, and clothes for little fashionistas as well. Huset-Shop is a fun and fresh place the whole family will enjoy shopping. 

It's Getting Funkadelic in Venice This Saturday

With only a few weeks left of spring, Artist & Fleas is back and bringing you another Venice market this Memorial Day Weekend. What better way to start the long weekend than with a little start-of-summer holiday shopping? Here on the Westside, we'll be hosting your old faves and some amazing new merchants you do not want to miss. 

Come get jiggy with us and enjoy the disco vibes! Venice-based shops Flower Boy and Babes on Legs will be on the lot bringing goods only seasoned time travelers could dig up. Flower Boy's disco planters are a guaranteed hit that'll not only bring your room to shimmering, 1970's life but will also keep your plants (and you) in a Funkadelic mood. No home could say no to that! Babes on Legs is back and will also be making this Saturdays event live by bringing the flyest vintage even Travolta (in Grease! of course...) couldn't deny. 

We also have Hawaiian Honey Cones and California Cowboy returning this week with a tropical taste we could all enjoy. Enjoying Hawaiian Honey Cones' ice cream is the best way to cool down on a hot, sunny Saturday. With tropical flavors that made of 100% organic corn canes and also happen to be deliciously gluten free, you wont be disappointed! California Cowboys will be selling tropical garments that are great for all types of occasions, especially for the beach. You can find great flannels, t-shirts, and sweaters that'll keep great company all year long. 

With so much happening this weekend we’re looking forward to seeing everyone for another spectacular weekend in Venice. Bring a friend, come shop, and of course: grab your free tote bag at the entrance. See you soon!