As for all of the arts and crafts going on around town, unfortunately, I didn't really get to see any of the Bushwick Open Studios & Arts Festival, but spent a very nice afternoon walking around the Renegade Craft Fair. Basically, it was like Etsy had come to life and set up shop in the park (and yes, Etsy did, of course, have their own booth). Having the fair actually in the park as opposed to in the former McCarren Park pool was a hugely positive improvement. Not that they had a choice since the pool is being turned back into a pool after its years of use as a concert venue/movie screening area/festival space. As it was a beautiful day, however, the park was definitely the place to be, with the trees and grass of the park being a huge improvement over hot concrete of the pool. Great job to everyone who participated!
And speaking of the summery weather: we experienced our first really hot day in the glass studio, meaning that even with all of the doors open and fans blowing, it was still incredibly hot and sticky in there. Gotta love it.