Art in the aisles
by Andrew Pavia
Jul 05, 2012 | 775 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Crest Fest
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Crest Hardware is proving again this year,that you don't need to go to a museum to view pieces of art. Just head down to this family-owned store for plumbing supplies and some artwork.

The fifth annual “Crest Fest” was held last Saturday at Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center, located at 558 Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg. The ceremony kicks off the opening of this year's Crest Hardware Art Show.

This annual hardware-inspired art gallery features more than 200 different pieces of art from over 100 artists working in a variety of media. The proceeds from Crest Fest will go to the City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization, which is just a few blocks away on Metropolitan.

The first art show the store held was in the 1990s, but went on hiatus until manager Joe Franquinha tarted the gallery up again in 2008.

This unique art show was the result of Farquinah's father, Manny, and artist Gene Pool. In a previous interview Manny told this newspaper that Pool had asked him to display his artwork in a Crest Hardware window.

It was only a matter of time before one window turned into the Crest Hardware Art Show.

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