Brooklyn ARTery

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Drink and Draw – The Brooklyn ARTery at Lark Cafe

Drink and Draw


ARTy Time! The Brooklyn ARTery at Lark Cafe.

ARTery Market Ready to Roll!! Seeking vendors NOW!

FINALLY!!!!! After over 120 days of waiting, we received the permit to start an artisan market!

We are  seeking crafters, designers and artists to sell their jewelry, bags, clothing, home decor, bath and beauty products, specialty foods, whatever fabulous stuff you have to offer.
Here’s the scoop:
Where: Rugby Road, next to Cortelyou Farmer’s Market, in Ditmas Pk.
Every Sunday, starting Sept 16th,  from 9am-3pm

OPENING DAY,  Sept.16th is also the Flatbush Frolic Street Fair; there will be 1000’s of people all day!!

VENDORS: Special Introductory offer:

5+   Sundays:  $50/day
2-4  Sundays:  $75/day
1     Sunday:    $100/day
Must be paid in advance to reserve- Fill out application at

SPREAD THE WORD!! Great quality handmade goods at affordable prices!!!

Any questions? Leave comment here, or email


ARTery Classes at the Market attracts droves, despite heat!

Despite the grueling heat on Sunday, we had an amazing turn out at our second round of Art Attack classes at the Cortelyou Market.  As you can see from the photos, our awesome teaching artists kept their students engrossed in making mosaic pots, origami pinwheels, books, mock-tails, animal balloons and masks.

Here’s the Mock-tail recipes:

Cucumber Cooler
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pineapple chunks and juice with the Simple Syrup. Add the Cucumber Water and ice; shake well. Pour into a highball glass and top with club soda and cucumber slices.

Tuscan Fresco
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 rosemary sprig and the peach nectar, white cranberry juice, lemon juice and Simple Syrup. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir in the club soda and garnish with the remaining rosemary sprig.

Strawberry-Ginger Cooler
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberry slices with the chopped ginger and Simple Syrup. Add ice and the orange and lime juice and shake well. Double strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Stir in the ginger beer and garnish with a strawberry half.

We also used the opportunity to survey the public about the kinds of classes they would like and find out what days and times work best for them and/or their kids.

Overall, the feedback is that this is a super great business idea!! Now we’re moving into action, organizing classes for adults and kids in pop-up locations around the neighborhood. Sign on to receive this blog so you can be the first to sign up for them.

If you haven’t already, scroll down and take our survey and give us your input.

Be Artistic this Sunday at the Cortelyou Rd Farmers Market

Whether or not you’re the creative type, its always fun and rewarding to do something artistic. The ARTery’s goal is to get folks back to making and doing things with our hands… Whether its sewing or painting, knitting or taking good photographs, ARTery artists can take you to the next level.

Get a taste of some of our classes this Sunday: August 5th, at the Cortelyou Farmers Market.

Please stop by, we’d love to meet you!

Here’s the line-up:

9-9:45- Animal Balloons- back by popular demand!

10-10:45- Cardboard sculpture masks- with moving parts…like the one in the photo!

11-11:45- Origami Pinwheels- fun and easy, with pretty papers

12-12:45- Book binding- another successful repeat performance!

1-1:45- Mosaics- once again, with our Juan Carlos, our local mosaic muralist!

2-2:45- Fruit and Herb-infused Mocktails- Another chance for you grown-ups to impress your friends at summer BBQ’s

Hope to see you there!

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