Cultural Traffic Arts Fair is a roving global platform hosting artists, independent and experimental publishers together with dealers of vintage books, ephemera and pop culture in venues that provide access to culture and creativity for the whole community. Each edition of the fair includes a programme of live events, readings, screenings, music and artist-led performance, and family events.
Cultural Traffic returns to Hester Street Fair on Sunday, June 2nd for our celebration of radical print and creativity on The Lower East Side. Come enjoy live performances, delicious food, beer & wine, and the fruitful exchange of books, zines, and all printed matter from over 30 exhibitors at this completely free and open event. Spend Sunday at this art fair with artists, resistors, publishers, DIY culture makers, performers, outsiders, friends, and more.
8ball Radio – Volunteer-run, public-access, online radio station operating from New York City
Dashwood – An independent bookstore in NoHo NYC specializing in photography books
Richardson – Sex sells. Clothing, accessories, publications
Gender Fail – A publishing and programming initiative that encourage projects that foster an intersectional queer subjectivity
Put A Egg On It – Bi-annual art and literary magazine about food, cooking and eating since 2008
Justin Mariano – New York photography on 35mm
Heinzfeller Nileisist, While Magazine, STUGAZI, Maga Books, Aint–Bad, Driven by Boredom, Catalog Library, Matthew Gualco, Jo Rosenthal & Friends, EX-IT Press, Aaron Krach, Love kills All, Ava Berlin, Pete Voelker, Spots Club, Lulu Frost, Estieescott, Do Nothing NYC, Marcela Szwarc, Dane Manary, Casual Science, American Chordata
About Hester Street Fair
The Hester brand is known for its highly curated selection of NYC’s artisanal fashion, art, design, jewelry, crafts, music, and food vendors. By bringing together a high quality, wide range of cutting edge entrepreneurs and under-the-radar brands, Hester creates buzzworthy artisanal experiences that are unique to New York City. Our vendor selections represent the unmatched diversity, unique talent, and abundant creative spirit that sets NYC apart. The Hester experience is about bringing the community together. Family friendly and open to all, yet stylish and exclusive enough to appeal to discerning foodies and in-the-know shoppers who come to check out the latest trends. Described by the New York Times as a “hyperlocal block party,” The Hester brand brings a connection to community and a vibe that is cool, cozy, and familiar.
Nate Igor Smith
Jo Rosenthal & Friends
Driven by Boredom
Love kills All
Do Nothing NYC
Gender Fail Project
Put A Egg On It + American Chordata