Screw Art

June 29, 2012 9:00 am

Art and hardware stores: one comments on the human condition, while the other’s a cluttered labyrinth of crowded aisles where your weekend gets screwed. Sooooo … same thing?

Find out at Saturday’s Crest Fest, the kick-off celebration for the Crest Hardware Art Show, which showcases original art crafted from nuts, bolts, wire, and other handy detritus.

[callout] … an eight-foot-tall screwdriver, alien saw blades, DJ’s, and more [/callout]

A family-friendly, day-long celebration with DJ’s and live music — Hard Nips, King Cut, Pitchblak Brass Band, more — Crest Fest features works inspired by (and crafted from) the wares at Crest True Value Hardware, a family-run institution in Williamsburg that annually turns its space into a gallery for neighborhood artists.

The Fest is free, and attendees receive a treasure-esque map of the show and are left to wander the aisles and outdoor garden in search of an eight-foot-tall screwdriver, alien saw blades, or a beady-eyed rodent comprised entirely of steel wool.

Grilled grub will be available courtesy of renowned butcher shop The Meat Hook, along with beer and wine, plus face-painting and games for kids.

And while you’re there, you can pick up that socket set you’ve been meaning to get — because if anything, the human condition is a fixer-upper.

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