Not Yo Mama’s Fair Organizers, LLC (NYM) is an event planning company which coordinates craft fairs, based out of Jersey City, NJ. NYM was started in 2009 with the idea of bringing high end crafting into the mainstream and helping develop the business of thousands of artisan crafters. Not Yo Mama’s Fair Organizers, LLC partner with local community and art organizations to set up fairs and ultimately donate a portion of the proceeds to the partnering organization. Not Yo Mama’s Fair vendors create a wide range of handmade goods; jewelry, handcrafted leather, stationary, original artwork, home goods as well as furniture. Currently run by artists Megan Gulick and Michelle Mumoli, NYM has 15 fairs scheduled from April through December of 2012, with as far a reach as Newark and Asbury Park.
The second annual fair was held yesterday On Saturday April 17 to entusiastic crowds and over 60 artists selling 7500 or more items at Parlay Studio’s 161 2nd St., Downtown Jersey City. Everything from jewelry, leather goods, soaps, furniture, cakes, leather bags, paintings and many other items were on display and being sold.
The doors opened at 11am and the event ran until 6pm.
Besides the vendors, live entertainment was provided by Kelly St. Patrick, Hezekiah Jones, Any Day Parade, Chrisitan Alessi, Land of the Look Behind
A portion of yesterday ‘s fair proceeds will go to Arts to Grow a non -profit organization which is dedicated to providing inner city children with a chance to explore the visual, literary and performing arts
Presenting sponsors of yesterday’s event was the Saffron, Boutique Realty and Michael Anthony’s.
Vendors looking to show their wares at next years fair or business looking to act as a sponosor should visit their website at notyomamasaffairs.com
More photos to come