Thanks to Sarah Louisa Burns, owner of An Optimistic Cynic, we were able to get an up close and personal look at the Unwinnable Geek Flea Market. Check out these awesome items, shop owners and of course more info on Unwinnable!
This past Saturday, Kearny, NJ’s Unwinnable Geek Flea III kicked off at 10am in the charming, but drafty First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. Treasures from collectors basements, closets and attics awaited new homes on a myriad of folding tables as the jacketed masses munched on baked goods and listened intently on the hour to hear their name called as a raffle winner.
Unwinnable offers local Geek Artists a unique opportunity to sell their wares in an affordable, Geek-centric setting. The event has doubled in size since it’s first incarnation, especially in terms of local artists where its also become a great networking opportunity. If you’re in the NYC/NJ area, and you’ve never done a craft fair before and would like to get your feet wet, this is a great place to start. Unwinnable currently has plans to make this a yearly bi-annual event every spring and fall.
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Here’s a cross section of the handmade awesomeness:
Light switch covers, by Tchotchke and Hutch. They also had awesome bottlecap magnats that I couldn’t get a decent pic of for the life of me.
Totally awesome revamped vintage mini nesting suitcases…
The redicoulously intricate stylings of artist Matt Crabe.
Lightboxes from you favorite films, by Melchee’s Shadowbox Shop.
C’thulhus, your fav movie charactors, anthropmorophized animals and more, by the adorable Gia Grillo.
The Vixens of Virtue Vixens of Vice table, with Season One, Season Two (starring yours truly <3), and the brand spankin’ new line of Vixen’s Lip Balm in a variety of awesomely funky flavors and vivid colors by BalmBon. Facebook: Vixens of Virtue Vixens of Vice, BalmBon
The rockin’ music, eclectic items, and fun atmosphere make this an event for kids of all ages. If you’re in the NYC/NJ area, be sure to check out Unwinnables next event in September 2012!