the renegade craft fair—the massive indie craft market that has been taking over williamsburg's mccarren park (last year moving into the mccarren pool) for a weekend for the past 3 summers—is gearing up for it's 4th annual brooklyn show, which will be on saturday june 14th & sunday june 15th.
renegade was started in 2003 by a crafter named sue daly when she couldn't find a craft show or market that reflected her DIY aesthetic. the first renegade was in chicago, where they now have a brick and mortar shop in addition to two annual fairs—one in the summer and one for the winter holiday season. and this year they'll be pitching their tents in san francisco for the the first time too.
you can read a piece from the ny times about renegade here, and see pictures of past shows here.
and the applications for the brooklyn show are up! just go to their site and click on the brooklyn link to find the online application. good luck everybody—i put my application in yesterday....