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Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn

Heidi Shenk

This past weekend, we packed up our car and headed to Brooklyn for the Renegade Craft Fair. It was my first Renegade experience, and I was incredibly excited to participate. It was a two day event at 50 Kent Avenue in Brooklyn, and I there was certainly a fantastic energy in being surrounded by so many other amazing artists.

Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn

I had a hard time choosing which cards I wanted to take, especially with new designs that I wanted to test, so I purchased the spinning rack that you see in the photos. Purchasing that rack was the best decision I've made in a long time. It was so much fun to see people interact with my cards, and it helped to have something outside of the booth drawing people in. The big sellers of the weekend were the Holy Shit Balls card and one of the new cards from the Obligatory Card series.

Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn

Day one was a bit rough as it rained for most of the day. However, there is only so much that one can do about the weather, and I suppose that is one of the risks anyone takes in participating in an outdoor show. However, I took advantage of the situation and still made some good contacts and introduced myself to other vendors. In addition, my friend Steph, who also hosted us for the weekend, stopped by to keep us company. And when the rain really poured, we made the best of it with kimchi tacos and a Brooklyn Lager. Tacos make everything better!

Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn

Day two was a complete turnaround from day one. The sky was blue, the sun was out, and the fair was packed. I was thankful for a busy second day after feeling a little disheartened about the first day. Overall, I had a fun time, and hope to participate in another Renegade show in the future. Thanks Brooklyn, for making this a fantastic experience!

Next stop? This Saturday the 20th in Baltimore at Hampdenfest. I'll be selling my cards, prints, and pencils from 11-7. Hope to see some of you locals there!

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