A lot happened this past weekend at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. The Maniac Pumpkin Carvers carved pumpkins, there was a dog adoption event, and many vendors and customers joined us. There were tourists from all over the world who found leather goods and vintage souvenirs. It was such a success that we are hoping to have more dog adoption opportunities and other events in the future.
This upcoming weekend, we are gearing up for the holiday season. Our vendors have some great surprises in store for shoppers. Dawn Exton, a famous jeweler, is designing new pieces from her industrial and gem collections. She will bring all-new pieces to the flea each weekend for the duration of the holiday season.
We are putting together a Hell's Kitchen Flea Holiday Gift Guide. It will feature unique gifts shoppers can find this season at our flea. They will include stunning, handmade textiles from India and beautiful, hand-painted dinnerware, and lamps. Our vendors also have unique "earthquake balls" from Turkey. These “balls” will bring their owners good luck.
Reminder: our flea markets will be open Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.
Don't forget about the Hell's Kitchen Foundation!
The deadline for local artists to submit entries is coming up. The next round of Hell's Kitchen Foundation grants are due December 2nd. Please visit our website for more details. If you know a visual artist living around Hell’s Kitchen Flea, please encourage them to apply.
The Hell’s Kitchen Foundation is very proud of our recent winners. Jessica Maffia and Judy Negron continue to make and exhibit locally. We are proud to have supported our community. Our goal is to support and celebrate artists in the neighborhood and to help ensure that the rich tradition of the arts on the West Side.