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Photos (left to right) by Laura Alvarez, MiYoung Sohn, Ann Waddell and Rosalyn McCaine
Photos (left to right) by Laura Alvarez, MiYoung Sohn, Ann Waddell and Rosalyn McCaine
Local Project in Long Island City will host a Winter Market to sell goods by local vendors.

Local Project, an art space in Long Island City, will host its first-ever Winter Market to give customers a chance to purchase art and handmade items made by local vendors.

Located at 11-27 44th Rd., the art space has been servicing artists since 2003. Carolina Peñafiel, the space’s director, said a local artist suggested that they host this market to give makers a chance to sell their goods. In addition to jewelry, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, food and more, artists with residencies at Local Project will open their studios to the public.

There will be about 20 vendors selling their handmade items from noon to midnight on Dec. 9. Peñafiel said organizers wanted to distinguish themselves from other markets and decided to make this “a marathon market” to give vendors ample time to sell their goods. Hot chocolate and festive refreshments will also be served. 

Vendors include DarzeeDesign, which sells hand-woven pashmina gloves, hats and scarves hand-woven by women in India, Cristian D. Torres of Plumbing Art, who gives discarded pipes a new life with his sculptures and Rosalyn McCaine, who makes ceramic pieces using textured fabrics and lace for unique designs.

Photo by DarzeeDesign

Photo by DarzeeDesign

Traze will be selling grandma-style falafel pizza and Astoria-based artist Kara Pixie will sell original paintings and handmade pouches.

Photo by Kara Pixie

Photo by Kara Pixie

Daniel Valle, a skilled sculptor who works with papier-mâché, will open his studio to the public and will also be selling his pieces.

Photo by Daniel Valle

Photo by Daniel Valle

If you’re looking to purchase jewelry, Anita Urbachi uses plastic bags and applies vintage chains and pins to make earrings and necklaces.

Photo by Anita Urbachi

Photo by Anita Urbachi

Peñafiel said if the market is successful, Local Project will replicate it next year. Though the venue received about 30 vendor submissions, organizers only chose 20 because of space restrictions.

For a full list of vendors, visit Local Project’s Facebook page or website.

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