Community, like curated and authentic, feels like a played-out term. Hell, come to think of it, invoking Brooklyn when speaking of it in the abstract way as in "Brooklyn is more a state of mind than an actual place..." is also a bit tired and lame. But we hear folks use the word community a lot when they speak of Artists & Fleas. And while it wasn't quite part of our market manifesto or inked into our upper left shoulder when we first started the market in 2003, creating a place that lived and breathed based on the people who came and continue to come and be part of the family of artists and fleasters was very much a core goal. It continues to this day. And each weekend brings another gathering of the tribe, another random photo of new friends and old. Thanks to Michele (aka the Collected Collage) for bringing some of her Philly flea love to Brooklyn each weekend since the Fall. Brooklyn will miss you.
(Above from L to R: Scott/FatherPanik, Kendell/Cloud Coffee, Michele/Collected Collage, Scarlett/Bone Thugs, Melissa/Melissa Draugsvold, Ricky/The Spooky Boutique Vintage)