All Press Releases for November 16, 2014

A New Spin on the Traditional Holiday Market with Asteria Indie Market

Shoppers support local artisans while enjoying dance performances, original art work with proceeds from raffle sales supporting a local charity.

    NEW YORK, NY, November 16, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Aurora Gallery has teamed up with Asteria Indie Collective, a collection of local artists creating experiences that are affordable and accessible to all ages in the community, to host the first Asteria Indie Market. The event will take place Sunday, December 7th from 12pm to 6pm at The Aurora Gallery. The Asteria Indie Market will feature a dozen local artisans selling their wares, 8 visual artists showcasing original art and, 6 short dance performances throughout the day. This event is free, kid-friendly and open to the public.

"By showcasing our individual items for sale, hosting an all-day show of mini-workshops & dance performances for children & adults, we intend to make this a wholesome event," said Debbie Lakis Cartoas, founding member of Asteria Indie Collective. "One you can enjoy with your children, get some shopping done and take in the local art scene."

Asteria Indie Market is an opportunity to purchase from a variety of local vendors such alchemist jewelry maker Luni Jewelry, Twee & Honey a specialty nail lacquer line and D Webb Designs a lifestyle brand clothing line. While shopping, guests will be treated to short dance performances throughout the event organized by key sponsor Sol Dance Center. The Gallery walls will feature the original works of 8 local artists including painter Robert Scott, photographer Mariana Martinis and graffiti artist Seth Body.

The event will incorporate several raffles with proceeds going to Re-Connect Cafe.

About The Aurora Gallery:
The Aurora Gallery is an art and event space located in Long Island City. The mission of the Gallery is to answer the question "What is Art?" In constant pursuit of the answer the Gallery hosts art shows that cross a variety of mediums from ballet exhibitions to sculpture installations and everything in between. The Aurora Gallery also is an affordable event space for special events. Visit The Aurora Gallery for more information.

About Asteria Indie Collective
The Asteria Indie Collective, is a collection of local artists, aiming to create a memorable harmonious, multi-cultural and interactive experience, affordable and accessible for all ages in the community. Asteria, meaning "stars" in Greek, exemplifies our aim by illustrating the unifying impact of eclectic artists in creation. Our focus as a group of friends was to harmonize our passionate talents, uniting our independent businesses and pursuits towards building a progressive community & business platform. Inspired lightly by the Brooklyn Night Bazaar & the plethora of market/festival we have vended in the past, we come together as a group of jewelry & clothing designers, dancers, teachers, cooks, spiritual practioners, painters, photographers, body adorners, illustrators & more, in pursuit of a space that is accessible to those outside of the area, with our own particular style & flavor. Asteria Indie Market

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