JOIN US FOR THE CASUAL ART FAIR THIS SUNDAY JUNE 18, 12-7 FOR INSTALLATION BOOTHS, PERFORMANCE, & TASTY FOODS
With the Casual Art Fair, The Hester Street Fair & LikeMindedObjects aim to play with the context of the contemporary art fair, to create an affordable space for galleries, project spaces, collectives, and experimental retail projects to gather outdoors in a truly public space and share their most current excitements, artists, and projects. This is the first of two we will be hosting in our 2017 season, the next Sept 17. As for Sunday, we have a unique group of participants! Read below for more info!
All day Lil Deb’s Oasis, the artists run restaurant from Hudson, NY, headed up by Artist/chefs Hannah Black & Carla Perez Gallardo, will be serving up the tastiest Tropical Comfort Food, the food will act as a center point to a larger installation of collected art and action via their community of painters, sculptors, tattoo artists, clothing makers, & poets. Since they opened their brick and mortar April 2016, it is rare they grace NYC with their treats, so don’t miss it!
1-2// Annie Bielski & Ariele Max
3-4// Xhosa (presented by Alexander Kellogg)
Installations & Retail Booths
Parked in the fair grounds will be Rec Van, an installation by artist/curator duo Craig Monteith & Steve Mykietyn hosting a collection of artists objects for sale surrounding their parked van. The Yellow Curve Like Minded Lounge will take over our treelined section of the fair with over 10 artists including large works to be displayed on park fencing and artist lounge furniture on the ground for passerby to relax within. Nightlife & Wellness Artist Ariele Max will be hosting her Other Original Activated Charcoal Detox Bar. LES Contemporary art gallery Essex Flowers will bring an installation of Christian Sampson’s globe lamps and small paintings on fabric and hand-painted totes by Ariel Dill. LES Community Gathering Art Bar, Beverly’s, will host video & furniture works by the artists Carrie Elston Tunic & Elise McMahon of their latest show that will be open for viewing across the street(don’t forget to grab a drink ticket!). Front Room Gallery will present gallery artists small works and a selection of multiples and editions presented by Fuse Works: Multiples and Editions. Paintings & Furniture Sculpture will be in a booth by artists Good__Chair & Rylee Nicole. JJSoftGoods will bring their hand painted clothing by artist Jordan Johnson using graphic imagery like snakes & chains wrapping over the wearer’s body. Artist Elizabeth Whitolm is bringing Tapley, her hand cast silver sculptural jewelry collection. We will have illustrated works by Vladislavea Nikolova, a collection of objects, prints, & clothing with Troll Hole, Piece NYC will bring their minimalist clothing, & more.
for more info read on…
The Hester Street Fair is an outdoor market on the Lower East Side in treelined Seward Park, at the corner of Essex & Hester. Every Saturday we host a market focussing on food, collected & hand made goods, performance, & workshops. We pride ourselves on being the most affordable fair in the five burroughs, allowing our vendors flexibility to experiment with their business models and products. This results in a fun, diverse & authentic market experience, not the blog-like experience you may have at other fairs through-out the city.
LikeMindedObjects produces furniture, social spaces, community markets, & art events that aim to expand our expectations of daily life.