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On the Sunny Side of the Street

South Florida has an active indie art scene. Born out of the rabid success of the annual Stitch Rock fair in Delray Beach, a new indie craft show seems to pop up every other weekend. The idea of buying locally and supporting local small-business people in these tough economic times is part of the appeal, but more than that, today’s crafties just make knitting, gluing, weaving, and sewing seem so freakin’ cool. “Art: Sunny Side Up” takes giving back to the local community one step further. The inaugural fair, which takes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hilton Deerfield (100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach), will support more than the local indie crafters. The event admission, $3 for one ticket, $5 for two tickets (children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult), will go to the Lighthouse Christian Academy of Broward (lcaofbroward.com). Your dollars will help pay for the academy’s ongoing construction as well as a new fire sprinkler system. And all you have to do to help is enjoy the live music, “makes and takes,” face painting, and raffles in addition to the 85 vendors hawking their handmade wares. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a free swag bag. Visit artsunnysideup.blogspot.com.
Sun., Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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