Join us in the garden at Crest Saturday, Oct. 24th for some fall fun.Read More
The ballots for the 4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest are printed and ready to be chopped. What category will you compete in? We have “A for Effort”… By far the most loved and hated category. But the point is even if you’re no carving pro there could be a prize waiting for you. The “Most Creative” category. This category is for best or most unique use of the pumpkin, its parts or accessorizing it. And for all the super skilled carvers out there, the infamous “Best In Show” category.
This year we have a special category sponsored by NYC Footy. If you carve a soccer themed pumpkin you can win a gift card to NYC Footy to play a full season of co-ed soccer for FREE!Read More
The 4th Annual Crest Arts Pumpkin Carving Contest is here! October 19th to be exact!
Come join us in the garden at Crest Hardware for a night food, drinks, music and pumpkins of course.Read More
Well… Markowitz said, “The best thing that happen 50 years ago was the birth of Crest Hardare.” And we’re not going to disagree, but it’s now actually 51 years ago now, just saying. Catch Marty giving us major props in this video featuring highlights form Crest Fest 2012 at the minute 1:20 mark.
This years Crest Fest will take place on June, 8th from 1-8pm at 558 Metropolitan Ave. Can’t wait to see you there!
Shout out to Minimaldose500mg for making the video.
Great write up in Société Perrier about the multitalented and dear friend to Crest Arts… Steve Harrington of Brooklyn Street Art. What Steve and his partner in crime Jaime Rojo bring to the street art world is immeasurable. From the art, to the artist, to the viewer, to the culture as a whole… They have left a beautiful and indelible tag that won’t soon be forgotten. Big Ups!!!!
Don’t forget to “LIKE” them on Facebook!Read More
We are looking for volunteers to help out at Crest Fest 2013 which will take place June 8th. There are multiple opportunities and time slots available so there is something for everyone! If you are interested in signing up to help out please contact Jeremiah at Jeremiah@CrestHardwareArtShow.com.
Crest Fest & the Crest Hardware Art Show are both 100% volunteer run. All bands, DJs and staff volunteer their time as a means to give back to the community for this civic minded event. Without the community support this event would not be possible. So to those who volunteer & who have in the past we THANK YOU! -The Crest Arts Team
HUGE shouts to John Leo, one of the Fountain Art Fair founders for another job well done…. Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center was proud to be a sponsor! And congrats to all the Crest Arts artists & past collaborators involved, Dave Tree, Nikki Schiro & the entire tART collective, Mitchell Schorr, Tono Radvany, Stephan Fowlkes, Smitty, Queen Andrea, Bernard Klevickas, Danielle Mastrion, Veng, Cake, Chris Stain, Quel Beast, Leon Reid, Keith Schweitzer and so many more! We are proud to know you & work with you! Stay creative & keep doing what you love!
Big shout to our main man David Shillinglaw for his work with Wide Open Walls in Gambia… “1000 cans of paint. 8 artists. 2 weeks.” Let’s not forget the contributions and artwork of another friend of the Crest Arts fam, ROA, who was there as well… How did we not see this earlier? Regardless… Pretty solid stuff gents!Read More
These sponsors help make Crest Fest and CHAS possible, and for that the Crest Arts team thanks them!Read More
CREST ARTS PRESENTS THE 2012 CREST HARDWARE ART SHOW AND CREST FEST!Read More
The deadline for art submissions for the 2012 Crest Hardware Art Show has been extended!Read More
Crest Fest is fast approaching and we are looking for volunteers! This year Crest Fest will take place on Saturday, June 30th, 2012.
If you would like to volunteer please E-mail Jeremiah at Jeremiah@CrestHardwareArtShow.com to confirm. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Crest Arts is proud to announce the 2nd annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! The event will take place on October 22nd from 7 to 11 pm in the garden here at Crest. The store will be closed so everyone must enter through the driveway at 536 Metropolitan Ave. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! But its $5.00 a pumpkin to enter the contest. See you on the 22nd!
For the official rules of the contest click HERERead More
Montana tall boy 600 ml cans now in stock! Black, white, silver chrome and gold chrome. Come and get em!Read More
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of a great friend, photograph…er, veteran and beloved employee, Joe Kaminski. He was most often found at the back counter of Crest. Joe served his fellow Brooklynites with knowledge, pride and a smile for 10 years. We’ll miss him dearly. For wake and funeral info, please email CrestHardware@gmail.com.Read More
Crest Arts is proud to announce the “Grassy Lot Show” coming this Thursday at the Timeshare Backyard. It’s been a little whirlwind of activity with 15 artists putting up brand new work on the walls of this oasis on the Lower East Side for you to come visit. With Keith Schwietzer of the MaNY Project and Brooklyn Street Art helping Crest out here and there, and of course with Franklin doing lawn roomba duties, it is a bit of a community event. All it is missing is you! What are you doing Thursday?
FACEBOOK INVITE WITH FULL DETAILS CAN BE SEEN HERE!Read More
I found this great picture on The World’s Best Ever. This photo makes me believe 2 things… 1. Why everyone buys Pirates gear even tho they were name the most losing team in professional sports history last year. And before the days of A-Rod gracing the covers of gossip magazines and league wide steroid controversy…. why MLB was Americas sport. I mean just look at these guys… Of course I want to be like them.Read More
Crest Hardware is honored to be selected by EWVIDCO as Community Leader of the Year. After 49 years in business, we pride ourselves on being an institution that our neighbors can rely on. Thanks for your support!Read More
In anticipation of Crest Fest ’11, C.H.A.S. is proud to collaborate with Mixtape Club in presenting, “Hello, I Like You”. Give it a watch and expect more great work like this come June 18th!
Welcome to the new age of garden art… Say farewell to the cheesy flamingo or gnome that sits in front of your grandparents Florida residence and say hello to the future of garden art. C.H.A.S. definitely wants Anna Garforth and EDINA TOKODI in the next Crest Hardware Art Show. So if any of our readers know them please tell them that were looking for them!Read More
To everyone out there who is just too cool to have safety reflectors on their bike… Check out Project Aura. Jonathan Ota (jonathanota.com) and Ethan Frier (ethanfrier.com) are designing a new, and quite amazing, bicycle safety system. They are embedding LED’s into the rim of a bicycle to increase the visual presence of the rider from the side, to prevent being hit from the side; the most common bicycle accident. The entire safety system is self-powered, meaning a constant always on safety system that requires little rider input.Read More
Legendary artist and good friend to Crest, Haze, writes about a new mural he did for the Standard Hotel in LA, completed with paint shipped out from yours truly 😉 As always the work is clean, bold and well crafted as only Haze himself can create. To read the full article posted on 12oz Prophet click HERE.Read More
Just a friendly reminder that Crest Hardware is open 7 days a week (April-June only) for GARDENING SEASON! Head down to the shop to get everything you need to turn your back yard, roof deck, balcony, fire escape or sunny corner into an urban paradise. Crest also carries a large variety of indoor plants and trees year round!
Monday-Saturday 8am to 7pm
Sundays 11am to 4pm
Have you viewed the CALL TO ARTISTS? The Crest Hardware Art Show is now accepting submissions for the 2011 show. As always, submitted work must be about, made with or inspired by hardware. Entries that do no pertain to the theme will not be accepted into the show!
Visit our Flicker page to view works of art from previous years to get a grasp on the theme and to get inspired!Read More
To all of our C.H.A.S. artists who are busy working on their pieces for the art show…. REMEMBER!!! Crest Hardware is a proud supplier of Montana spray paint. We carry a wide variety of colors in Montana Gold and Montana Black, as well as Montana Caps.Read More
Exciting news!!!! The date for Crest Fest 2011 will be
Saturday, June 18th!!!!!
We are very excited for the 3rd annual Crest Fest, which plans to be the best one yet! We are proud to say this year’s proceeds will support THE CITY RELIQUARY MUSEUM located on Metropolitan Ave here in Williamsburg. To find out more about this great organization please visit their website at www.cityreliquary.org
Check out the mixed stomp motion live action short film by Keap Hope for Crest Fest!
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We are proud to announce our Crest Fest Vendors!
Hello everyone! We are very proud and excited to announce this year’s Crest Fest vendors. This is an amazing collection of people who will be selling their goods from 12:00pm – 7:00pm.
Calexico will be out with the cart serving up the best burritos you have ever had. Congrats on getting Time Out New York’s Reader’s Choice Award for the Best New Mexican Restaurant.
The Meat Hook will be manning the grill, giving their take on American BBQ. Word on the street is they are bringing a 10ft smoker. Mmmmmm!
Bullfrog Eats will have their amazing organic baked goods.
Brooklyn Onigiri Company serves delicious Japanese rice balls in an array of flavors.
Empanadas ¡dpm! will be there with the tastiest Argentinian empanadas in NYC.
My Needle Habit
It’s A Stitch
Hecho en Brooklyn
Erika Dray Designs
Doll Up Jewerly
PLUS there will be a community/kids activity table provided by North Brooklyn Vineyard
ATTENTION FOOD AND CRAFT VENDORS!
We have extended the date for art entries to Friday, June 4th. So if you would like to have art in the show please hurry up and bring your piece by Crest Hardware with the entry from, or e mail the entry form with a photo of it to Joe@CrestHardwareArtShow.com. Please put “ART SUBMISSION” in the subject line of the e-mail. To download the entry from visit the CALL TO ARTISTS page on this website.
Mike Graves will be painting limited edition Belvedere bottles live at Crest Fest. Here’s one example of a bag he did from last year… Please check out his website for more of his work http://roaneclothing.com/art.php
THIS JUST IN!
The official date for Crest Fest 2010 and opening day of Crest Hardware Art Show will be June 19th! Stay tuned for more updated..
CALL TO ARTISTS
Crest Hardware Art Show is now calling on artists to submit art for the 2010 show!
Please see the “Call To Artists” page on this website for a complete list of rules, regulations, dates, and the official entry form.
Thank you! And we look forward to seeing your work!