5/20 – 5/21: FIVE POINTS FESTIVAL Designer Toys, Comic Art, and NYC’s Best Craft Breweries and Food


Designer Toys, Comic Art, and NYC’s Best Craft Breweries and Food Trucks Collide at Pier 36

New York, NY — The Five Points Festival, a designer toy and comic convention, lands on Pier 36 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side this spring, featuring a dynamic lineup of counterculture artists and artisans from around the world. The inaugural event is a celebration of comic artists and writers, toy designers and customizers (with an extensive Neo-Kaiju and Sofubi section), original street art, and gourmet food trucks and craft beer presented by Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics and sponsored by Playcrafting.

Enthusiasts familiar with art toys will have the chance to meet some of the world’s most iconic artists and brands like Huck Gee, Kidrobot, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Ron English of Popaganda, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Super7, Tara McPherson, and Mighty Jaxx on the show floor, where they will be featured alongside artists from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Korea, the U.K. and elsewhere, some showcasing in NYC for the first time, and all with unique, original pieces for sale. The festival’s ‘Artist Alley’ will be an intimate, curated showcase of some of the most notable comic and toy art from mainstream and independent creators across the world’s emerging pop art scene – with participants including Annie Wu, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Cliff Chiang, Khary Randolph, Magdalene Visaggio, and Sean Gordon Murphy. Anyone who has attended mainstream art shows or comic cons will find something completely unique at Five Points – a gathering of visual innovators, rebels, creators and the misfits who are driving the future of commercial, counterculture art.

Tickets to Five Points also include access to a gathering of some of NYC’s most outstanding craft breweries and food trucks serving during all regular Festival hours. VIP Ticket holders will also have early access privileges each day of Five Points, as well as entry to the 7th AnnualDesigner Toy Awards presented by Lagunitas on Friday night, the world’s premier accolade for toy artists, and an all-around excellent party.

DTAS: Designer Toy Awards

Friday, May 19, 7pm - 10pm

Webster Hall

125 East 11th Street

New York, NY 10003

FIVE POINTS: Five Points Festival

Saturday, May 20; 11am – 8pm

Sunday, May 21; 11am – 5pm

Pier 36

299 South Street

New York, NY 10002

Special Guest Headliners:

Amanda Louise Spayd

Annie Wu

Bryan Lee O’Malley

Chris Ryniak

Cliff Chiang

Greg Capullo

Huck Gee

Magdalene Visaggio

Ron English

Sean Gordon Murphy

Simone Legno

Tara McPherson

Cost: Daily and full weekend passes available

· Saturday Only Admission: $30*

· Sunday Only Admission: $25*

· Weekend Pass: $40*

· VIP Pass: $125

*Advance rates

Website: www.fivepointsfest.com

Social Media:

· Facebook: facebook.com/fivepointsfest

· Twitter: @fivepointsfest

· Instagram: @fivepointsfest

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