Written by Tanden Massieu, CNN
Art has been making waves in American streets for centuries, but the impact of social media has brought this art form to the masses in new ways.
A startup, Brooklyn Kitchen , brings new artisans and craftspeople together with interest groups and social groups seeking to support local businesses, no matter where their tastes lie. Mavens like CACAO, a culinary community for people who love Thai food, and Sipsmith, a wine-tasting neighborhood community, are just a couple of the more recent additions to this burgeoning movement.
From live-music concerts to culinary events, a great many openings have been confirmed for the upcoming fall. That includes new mid-size spaces like 1083, a modernist resto from the creators of WeTheFood, which offers a Sunday brunch and a cocktail bar. Upstairs, there’s “beyond elegant public space” called the Tony Mok, a lavish lobby complete with plush, gold-accented chairs.
Clubs like Camden Town Hall are hosting formal events and special events throughout the season. If you want to run a boutique fair, strap on a 3D printer and start designing your own. And if you are itching to get your hands on a discount handmade toy, stop by the neon-loving Toy Market.
SXSW is well underway, with plenty of buzzy technology events to explore. From the Geeksgathering , Geek Debut , an offshoot of TechCrunch Disrupt, to the SXSW Tune, a composeral party providing tech, music and art — the future of event commerce is here.
Travelers will find a new slate of art and culinary events to explore.