Five Points Festival returns to Brooklyn, NY, June 1-2, 2019!

A celebration of Designer Toys, Street Art, Indie Comic Art, and Tattoos, along with Brooklyn’s Best Craft Breweries, and Food Trucks all together at the Brooklyn Expo Center, NY!

New York, NY (February 19, 2019) – Five Points Festival, a Designer Toy, Street Art, Indie Comic Art, Tattoo, and Beer festival, is excited to announce the return of the much-anticipated event for 2019!

Taking place the weekend of June 1-2nd, 2019, at the gorgeous Brooklyn Expo Center, the festival will bring together the shining stars of Designer Toys, Street Art, Indie Comic Art, and Tattooing. The festival also features some of Brooklyn’s best craft breweries and food trucks.

This festival is a celebration of everything in the Designer Toy universe, a diverse array of characters and creations from the adorable to the grotesque. Featuring crazy monsters, bizarre creatures, awesome robots, weird aliens, and pop culture perversions, Designer Toys are all about bringing to life the unique visions of our community of visual innovators, rebels, and misfits. Five Points Festival provides a venue for these creators to collaborate and celebrate with each other, and also gives the public a chance to experience the innovations that are driving the future of commercial and counterculture art.

The event is a two-day celebration presented by Clutter Magazine and sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, The Outer Spacemen, and Kidrobot.  This year’s bar is being provided by Brooklyn’s own Pine Box Rock Shop!!

Enthusiasts familiar with Designer Toys will have the chance to meet some of the world’s most iconic artists and brands like TOKIDOKI, James Groman, Kidrobot, Jason Freeny, POPaganda, Tara McPherson, and Mighty Jaxx. These icons will be featured alongside amazing artists from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Korea, the U.K. and elsewhere, and all will have unique, original, and limited edition pieces for sale.

Early Bird Tickets and V.I.P. tickets are Available Now! Both of which are limited and provide exclusive benefits. The Early Bird Tickets are discounted in price, while the VIP Tickets include an exclusive toy, exclusive badge, early access to the festival, and a ticket to Saturday Night’s Designer Toy Awards. These tickets are limited so act now!

Join us at Five Points Festival at the Brooklyn EXPO Center for Designer Toys, art, craft beer & food, and so much more…

When:
Five Points Festival:
Saturday, June 1st: 11am – 6pm
Sunday, June 2nd: 11am – 5pm
 
Where:
Brooklyn EXPO Center
72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Doors Open at 10am for VIP’s.

Cost:
Daily and full weekend passes available

• Saturday Only Admission: $30*

• Sunday Only Admission: $25*

• Weekend Pass: $40*

• VIP Pass: $125

*Early bird rates

Website: http://www.fivepointsfest.com  

Social Media:

• Facebook: facebook.com/fivepointsfest

• Twitter: @fivepointsfest

• Instagram: @fivepointsfest

 

Get a VIP ticket for Five Points Fest 2019, which includes access to  the Designer Toy Awards, Early Access and MORE!

• DTA Ticket – Party with us at the Designer Toy Awards on Saturday night and rub elbows with the best in the industry! – THE ONLY WAY TO GET A TICKET!

• VIP Preview – Get in an hour early both days

• Exclusive Badge – With swank art just for VIPs

• And an Exclusive Toy to be revealed in the near future!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!!

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The Five Points Festival is a collision of Designer Toys, street art, indie comic art, tattoos and beer, curated by Clutter Magazine and sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, The Outer Spacemen, Kidrobot, and Pine Box Rock Shop.  A designer toy festival in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Neighborhood, Five Points Fest is the antidote to the average con. Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, the retro, and the infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.

For More Information on the Five Points Festival, Contact Show Manager Miranda O’Brien at (917-374-9560) miranda@fivepointsfest.com or VISIT: http://www.fivepointsfest.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/fivepointsfest

Twitter (@fivepointsfest): Twitter.com/fivepointsfest

Instagram: instagram.com/fivepointsfest

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Sarah@fivepointsfest.com or jack@fivepointsfest.com

MadHatters at Five Points Festival

ARTIST: Marreroart
A staple of NYC Latino culture, WEPA! Flan was created to celebrate the dessert we all love. https://www.wepaflan.com/
Kevin from MDBX Studios. https://www.facebook.com/MDBXStudios/

Johnny Flid at Five Points Festival. https://www.johnnyflid.com/

Comic Uno at Five Points. https://www.facebook.com/ComicUnoReviews/

Some cool doll designs from Pidgin Doll.  http://www.pidgindoll.com/

Playful Gorilla at Five Points Festival. http://playfulgorilla.storenvy.com/

Five Points Festival: The inaugural weekend that was a success!

This past weekend, we had the pleasure of attending Five Points Festival, a collaboration of designer toys, comics, and street art, presented by Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics. The festival was a two-day event that had one show floor, featuring artists and toy designers from all over the world. Exhibitors also attended and sold toys and comics along with a large variety of geek culture items.  There was also an outside beer garden that Lagunitas Brewing Company sponsored, featuring a variety of beers. Food trucks featured different types of food from Philly cheese-steaks to Lebanese dishes to empanadas, provided by Live Fast Group.

The showroom was divided into two parts: artist alley which featured over 150 artists and exhibitors with all types of pop culture items to buy. The layout of the floor was very similar to other smaller conventions that we have attended. Five Points mastered the space with ample room to navigate throughout the floor without any issues. The absence of aisle markers did not infringe on our ability to easily find what aisle we were on but finding the location of a particular booth took a few minutes longer than expected. Since the size of the showroom was not overwhelming and the free guidebook provided had a map, this was not a big deal.

The staffing at Pier 36 were friendly and awesome to chat with. Not once did we have an issue with a worker and the showroom and beer garden remained clean at all times. For experienced con goers this becomes an important part of our experience as a clean event center is a happy one! Volunteers and staff members of the event itself were always smiling and helpful and present if needed. Another aspect that we must point out as we have had less enjoyable experiences in the past. Five Points created an environment that was welcoming and inviting!

The best and most exciting part of this festival was the focus on artists. We were blown away on day one of the festival when artists were at the forefront with positive energy and stunning pieces of artwork on each booth. Our expectations were met and surpassed with the different artists from all over the world with very unique creations, some of which were custom made and exclusive. While walking around we also noticed that whether you were a novice, expert, or somewhere in between, any and all questions were answered with enthusiasm.

This festival did not disappoint with their goal to bring street art and designer toys to the east coast. Many large conventions bombard the con goer with celebrity guest lists that flood the event centers with long lines that often take away from the artist that is trying to put their work out into the world. We had enough time on each day to converse with different designers and artists and even vendors. We never had in issue hearing ourselves or others speaking as in some conventions where it is too loud.

Beer and art should always be paired together! On both day one and day two, we scheduled time to head outdoors to grab a beer and food to re-energize ourselves. The prices of the beers were affordable (we are New Yorkers, beer and liquor is rarely below double digits), and the selection was good. We did wish that the selection of beer was larger, but each beer we tried satisfied us and did not break the bank. Food is a necessity during a festival/convention. The accessibility to food trucks is always an amazing idea and we totally took advantage! Even though we were impressed with the food itself, I had four empanadas, we wished there was a larger variety.

Overall we not only enjoyed our experience at Five Points but will look forward to this festival continuing and expanding over the years. It is not very often an event gives the artists and designers the front line in a festival, allowing them to expose their artwork to the world, in an environment where attendees are seeking custom art, exclusives, and one-of-a-kind art work and comics that we will cherish for a lifetime.

Be sure to check out our pictures and videos from The Designer Toy Award and Five Points Festival, links are below.

Designer Toy Awards at Webster Hall

Five Points Festival Day 1

Five Points Festival Day 2