Renegade Mini Market

by Amy Azzarito

I have a pretty soft spot in my heart for Renegade. It was at a Renegade Craft Fair in Williamburg, Brooklyn back in 2009 (June 6, 2009, if we’re being overly sentimental about dates) when Grace and I first discussed the possibility of me joining the Design*Sponge team. It was a match made in craft heaven and I haven’t looked back, so I’m excited to see that in addition to their bi-annual fairs, Renegade is launching Mini Markets and the first one will take place in Brooklyn.  It’s not just my personal history that makes me a huge fan of this organized event for devoted DIY-ers. It’s is a great opportunity to meet makers and learn about the who and how behind indie design. I always come away with a new appreciation for handmade work when I hear about an artist’s process. The Mini Market concept is different from the big Renegade Craft Fair in that there’s going to be a strong focus on local goods and makers. And if it’s a success, I hope they’ll expand to other cities soon. It’s such a great way to connect with your local artisan community. And who knows? Maybe you’ll make your own creative match! More details right here.  –Amy

When: Sunday, May 18, 11 am-5 pm
Where: 165 Banker St., Brooklyn, NY
What: In addition to the indie makers, there will be arcade games, DJs, brunch-y food, drinks and more!


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  • So jealy! These events make me want to live in NYC! I was accidentally in town for the winter market, such a good time!

  • Thank you for these sweet sentiments! I got a little teary eyed reading this!! We’re very excited about this next step in our growth of Renegade, and hope to take these Mini Markets to many other cities soon – XOXO!

  • Thanks so much for telling your readers about the Mini Market! It was my first time as a vendor tat Renegade and I had such a wonderful time meeting other makers and great customers and especially meeting the lovely and hard working folks that put it all together- they do such a wonderful job of informing and educating people who are coming to this event that the items there are handcrafted and mostly made by the individuals who are standing there with their goods- which gives us makers the advantage of people understanding the value and work that goes into the creations we are selling.

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