This weekend, Hollywood is hosting an event celebrating the other arts center of the U.S, New York. On August 18, the Hester Street Fair will come to Hollywood for the second time this year. The event originated in the streets of the Lower East Side, New York. At the Hester Street Fair you can discover over 140 of the city’s most talented artists at the fair’s Indie Market. Live music and a craft beer garden will also be available for an amazing summer day in Los Angeles!
Some of the crafts and fashion pieces you can find at the Hester Street Fair include necklaces, ethnic dresses, screen-printed t-shirts, furry animal hats, jade bracelets, purses, shoes and charms. For a preview of some of the artists that will be present on August 18, click here.
A section of the Hester Street Fair is dedicated to food trucks. Coolhaus of Culver City will be back again with delicious ice cream sandwiches. Other options include lobster rolls, ceviche, Italian food, crepes, dosas, poutine, musubi, banh mi sandwiches, Korean food, and much more.
If food and fashion don’t suit your fancy, there are plenty of community booths to check out. The Hollywood Central Park booth borrows directly from New York. It’s a 10-year project based around creating a 44-acre street level public park between Hollywood Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard above the 101 freeway. The project is an efficient use of community space that will hopefully create new jobs and promote a healthy and clean environment.
The Hester Street Fair is located in the lost on Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue right next to the W Hollywood Hotel. On August 25, the Hester Street fair will bid farewell to the summer with two stages featuring some of Los Angeles’ biggest bands. Over 120 specialty vendors will also be selling their wares. If you’re in town taking advantage of great summer Los Angeles hotel packages, Don’t miss either of these events in the upcoming weeks!
Dates: August 18, 2012 & August 25, 2012
Location: Lot on Hollywood Blvd. and Argyle Avenue
For more information, please visit www.hesterstreetfair.com/hollywood.