Looking for some place to shop and sip cocktails this Friday evening? Check out the Brooklyn Collective Spring Event, showcasing more than 15 homegrown designers, from fashion and jewelry to painting, sculpture and photography.
The collective recently moved a couple of doors down on Columbia Street, to take up the back space in General Nightmare Antiques. The terrific new space is a great place to peruse some Brooklyn design, and mingle with crafty locals. Some of the artisanal work on show at the moment: Tattoo Girl Lingerie, AshiDashi socks, clothing by LJ Lambillotte, sculpture by Jen Kelly and Lisel Ashlock paintings.
Brooklyn Collective was founded in 2004 by Rachel Goldberg and Tessa Phillips, jewelry and fashion designers respectively, as a way to give other artists a place to display and sell their creations. Member artists share the rent, hence the idea of it being a “collective”, and get to keep 100% of profits from any of their creations sold.
Besides complimentary cocktails, there will also be a live performance by musical duo SORD. The Spring event runs this Friday, March 26, from 7pm to midnight at 196 Columbia Street, between Sackett and Degraw Streets in Red Hook.