The Degenerate Craft Fair: an art fair you can afford!

Self-described as "a sort of anti--art-fair," The Degenerate Craft Fair is making its third and final 2009 appearance this weekend at BravinLee programs (526 W 26th St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, suite 211). The event was originally created by artists Amy Wilson and Shannon Broder to help themselves and their friends weather the recession by selling inexpensive versions of their artworks (zines, prints, multiples, etc.) around the holidays. The fair has since developed into a multivenue mixture of booths, performances and parties. There is plenty of time to check out the wares—which generally ring in under $50—on Friday between noon and 9pm or on Saturday from noon to 6pm, but you might not want to miss the spiked hot chocolate that will be offered during the reception on Friday (7--9pm).—Emily Bauman