BUILD NYC Pop Up Shop
Apr
24
to Apr 26

BUILD NYC Pop Up Shop

We couldn't be more excited to host BUILD NYC's first annual student Pop-Up Shop! BUILD 10th grade youth entrepreneurs will be selling their one-of-a-kind products and Good Humor ice cream at the Artists & Fleas SoHo store. An added bonus - student business teams keep their profits!

Here are some images of their last event:

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CraftJam Custom Leather Wallet Workshop
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

CraftJam Custom Leather Wallet Workshop

Carry handmade on-the-go! Upgrade your daily travel style with a custom wallet or card holder, complete with your hand-stamped initials.

What better atmosphere to create your own leather wallet than to be surrounded by artists, designers, and merchants at Artists & Fleas in Soho, and taught by the crafters-extraordinaire at CraftJam?

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Krafty Lab "Sip n' Soap" Soapmaking Workshop
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Krafty Lab "Sip n' Soap" Soapmaking Workshop

We've teamed up with our friends at Krafty Lab to bring you a lineup of krafty workshops just in time for Spring!

The Sip n' Soap Workshop will include the following:

  • Melt and Pour soap making Tutorial
  • Two crafted soaps (made by customer)
  • $10 in Artists and Fleas market money
  • Beverage
  • Tote Bag

Book your tickets here and use code "AF&KL" for a 55% OFF discount from the regular price.

Additional dates:

  • Artists & Fleas Soho: April 4th + April 18th
  • Artists & Fleas Williamsburg: April 8th, May 12th, May 13th

Krafty Lab's mission is to inspire creativity. They bring people together to create unique, hand made crafts.

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

ADAM J. KURTZ: THINGS ARE WHAT YOU MAKE OF THEM

Join Strand Bookstore and Artist & Fleas Soho for an evening of creative inspiration with Brooklyn artist Adam J. Kurtz as he reads from and reflects on his most recent book, Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives. Whether you're working full-time in a creative industry, or just looking for encouragement on a personal project, these charmingly blunt little essays will help push you in the right direction. Event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Book available for purchase to be signed at the event.

This event is free to attend--RSVP here!

 

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"Funny, wry, straightforward advice" -Adweek

"Serving up optimism and hope" -NYLON

"Highly relatable and will make you laugh, cry and feel less crazy than you think you are. You're actually fine!" -Man Repeller

"In Things Are What You Make of Them, Kurtz shares mini-essays of how he deals with the intangibles that can keep people stuck, overwhelmed, or afraid to move forward. He also confronts the idea of what concepts like happiness and success look like to people in creative or more traditional industries." -Refinery29 

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Kick Your Paint Night!
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Kick Your Paint Night!

In partnership with Kick Your Game, Artists & Fleas will be presenting Kick Your Paint Night! Participants will have the chance to paint and decorate their own Converse sneakers. Come with family, stay for the party - snag your ticket now, they're going fast!

About Kick Your Game:
Kick Your Game is a group of passionate sneakerheads that are using their love of sneakers as a way to positively connect with others while making social change. We want to extinguish the stigmatic definition of what it means to be a “sneakerhead”, and introduce the world to the many different individuals that play a part in defining this term. Kick Your Game is giving a platform to those who are brave enough to speak up, be individuals and incite change.

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Krafty Lab "Sip n' Soap" Soapmaking Workshop
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Krafty Lab "Sip n' Soap" Soapmaking Workshop

We've teamed up with our friends at Krafty Lab to bring you a lineup of krafty workshops just in time for Spring!

The Sip n' Soap Workshop will include the following:

  • Melt and Pour soap making Tutorial
  • Two crafted soaps (made by customer)
  • $10 in Artists and Fleas market money
  • Beverage
  • Tote Bag

Book your tickets here and use code "AF&KL" for a 55% OFF discount from the regular price.

Additional dates:

  • Artists & Fleas Soho: April 4th + May 16th
  • Artists & Fleas Williamsburg: April 8th, May 12th, May 13th

Krafty Lab's mission is to inspire creativity. They bring people together to create unique, hand made crafts.

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Free Bollywood and Bhangra Dance Class
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Free Bollywood and Bhangra Dance Class

Join Minila from Ajna Dance Company and Artists & Fleas for a fabulous Bollywood and Bhangra Dance Class!

Bollywood dance comes from Indian cinema and incorporates Indian classical and folk movement, hiphop, belly dancing, Latin dance styles and jazz! Its high energy, uplifting music puts an instant smile on your face and it's great for beginners too. Bhangra is SUPER fun folk dance from Punjab that includes lots of shoulder movements, hops and jumps and works in a little cardio.

Minila Shah is an established dancer, choreographer and dance educator who is the Founder and Director of Ajna Dance Company. Ajna's mission is to share artistic and authentic Indian dance and movement through classes, performance and educational programming.

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Krafty Lab "Sip n' Soap" Soapmaking Workshop
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Krafty Lab "Sip n' Soap" Soapmaking Workshop

We've teamed up with our friends at Krafty Lab to bring you a lineup of krafty workshops just in time for Spring!

The Sip n' Soap Workshop will include the following:

  • Melt and Pour soap making Tutorial
  • Two crafted soaps (made by customer)
  • $10 in Artists and Fleas market money
  • Beverage
  • Tote Bag

Book your tickets here and use code "AF&KL" for a 55% OFF discount from the regular price.

Additional dates:

  • Artists & Fleas Soho: April 18th + May 16th
  • Artists & Fleas Williamsburg: April 8th, May 12th, May 13th

Krafty Lab's mission is to inspire creativity. They bring people together to create unique, hand made crafts.

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Artists & Eats: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Artists & Eats: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

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Building on 15 years of helping artisanal businesses launch and grow, Artists & Fleas is hosting a special event in New York City on March 3rd. "Artists & Eats: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs" will feature more than twenty female-founded food businesses selling unique, delicious, handcrafted food and beverage products throughout the day.

Although admission is free, donations are encouraged to support Emma's Torch, a woman-founded non profit in New York, which provides culinary training to refugees. Anyone donating more than $10 will receive an Artists & Fleas branded tote bag containing special gifts as a thank you.

Emma's Torch founder, Kerry Brodie, is thrilled to be involved in this celebration of female food entrepreneurs: "We are so grateful for the fundraising support and the opportunity to make more people aware of our refugee-focused culinary program. Our students will be on hand as well--so people can personally taste what they can do!"

Visitors will find a variety of food offerings at the event, ranging from Call Me Caramel’s delectable gruyere cheese caramels and Yu Bakery’s yucca puffs to Jessie’s Nutty Cups’ creatively flavored peanut butter cups and LOLI Beauty's food grade beauty products. Peep the full lineup below.

Special thanks to these organizations for their support:

 

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    Workshop: Jewelry Engraving and Assembly with Brooklyn Charm
    Feb
    22
    6:00 PM18:00

    Workshop: Jewelry Engraving and Assembly with Brooklyn Charm

    Brooklyn Charm has made a name for themselves as the go-to shop for DIY jewelry, and now you can learn from the pros to make your own. Learn all the basics including how to assemble and attach jump rings as well as how to hand-engrave with a hammer and steel block letters. Students will have the opportunity to engrave their own charm necklace during the class, which they will take home with them (includes one engraved charm of choice on a chain.)

    Instructor: Tavia Sanza
    Details: $40 per person, all materials included. Limited Seating.
    Tickets: Available for purchase via Eventbrite

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    Lunar Market at Artists & Fleas in Soho
    Feb
    10
    to Feb 11

    Lunar Market at Artists & Fleas in Soho

    The Lunar Market is a Lunar New Year themed pop-up maker's market with a goal of raising $10,000 for Charles B Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC). The event will feature unique artwork, apparel, jewelry, homewares and body care products made by Asian Americans and/or inspired by Asian culture. Participants that donate $25 or more to the CBWCHC will be invited to the closing reception with refreshments, live music, and raffle prizes provided by our generous sponsors.

    More info here.

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    'Scorch' by David Friedman for Artists & Fleas Gallery
    Jan
    25
    to Feb 4

    'Scorch' by David Friedman for Artists & Fleas Gallery

    OPENING RECEPTION: January 25th, 6-9PM

    Artists & Fleas is proud to present "Scorch," an exhibition by artist David Friedman at the Artists & Fleas in Soho from 1/25 - 2/4/18, with an opening reception Thursday, 1/25 from 6-9pm. This is the first show of the 'Scorch' series and the inaugural exhibition at Artists & Fleas in the heart of Soho.

    Artists & Fleas in Soho is located in a landmark building at the corner of Broadway & Prince. This location has historically been home to many important galleries. Artists & Fleas is excited to continue this tradition by showcasing Friedman's work.

    In Friedman’s "Scorch" series, industrial materials, pigments and fire shape delicate and bold forms into cinematic, psychedelic dreamscapes. He layers washes of smoke on canvas, leather, paper and wood to scar, stain and stress the physical singularity of each object. He will often push a work to the brink of destruction by riddling it with holes or burning away at it so that its near obliteration is a partner in its making. Physicality has been a consistent theme in Friedman’s artistic practice. He has engaged traditional and nontraditional canvases, such as animal hides, paper towels, x-ray film, foam rubber and found books.

    Friedman’s works have been shown in galleries and alternative spaces, including PS 122, the DUMBO Art Center, the NY Studio Gallery, Angel Orensanz Center, Dieu Donne and others. He has received multiple awards, including being nominated for a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant. He received his MFA from Brooklyn College and BA in Fine Arts from Brandeis University. Friedman currently lives on the Lower East Side, where his studio is at the Clemente Arts and Cultural Center.

    Discover David Friedman at Artists & Fleas in Soho starting 1/25.

    For more information on David and his works, follow him on Instagram @fryfryfried.

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    Strand "Sci Fi" Makeup Event & Book Launch
    Jan
    19
    6:30 PM18:30

    Strand "Sci Fi" Makeup Event & Book Launch

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    Meet Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

    Friday, 1/19 from 6:30-9pm

    Join us at the Artists & Fleas in Soho as Sasha and Lindsay talk about and sign their book. Swing by between 6:30PM and 7:30PM for a "space make over"! The talk will begin at 8:00PM. Get your tickets here!

    Sasha and Lindsay have been immersed in the literary world for years, building a community in BookTube; now they have decided to embark on a journey together with the launch of their new book series with the Zenith.

    Zenith tells the story of Androma Racella, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror has earned her the nickname of the Bloody Baroness. However, to the all-female crew aboard her starship, she’s just Andi, their friend and fearless leader. But when a routine mission goes awry, the crew is tested as they find themselves in a dangerous situation—and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi’s past.

    Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows, biding her time to get revenge for the annihilation of her people.

    Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their ship—or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As Andi's ship hurtles toward the unknown, and the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that no one can be trusted.

     

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    Cocktails and Conversation with Stonecutter Spirits
    Jan
    13
    6:00 PM18:00

    Cocktails and Conversation with Stonecutter Spirits

    1/12 & 1/13 WORKSHOP: "Cocktails and Conversation with Stonecutter Spirits"
    Join Stonecutter Spirits and Artists & Fleas Soho for an in depth discussion about what it takes to build the perfect craft cocktail. We'll be tasting our award winning Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin and Heritage Cask Whiskey, as well as working together to build the perfect Negroni. From its humble origins to its modern day interpretations, we'll discuss and taste the individual ingredients used to build this classic cocktail, and craft our own unique interpretations using Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin! This free workshop will take place on Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th at 6pm. 

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