Don’t be fooled by the name; the only form of sweet satisfaction you’ll be feeding off of in this place is eye candy. Though I’m an art lover and an avid show-goer, not many boutiques appeal to me the way that the Cotton Candy Machine does. Located in Brooklyn, NYC, this art boutique was founded by Tara McPherson in 2011. Though still fairly new, it’s growing the recognition it deserves with consistently radical monthly shows, featuring only the coolest of contemporary artists.
The boutique itself does the joy of gallery viewing justice with its down-to-earth staff, the eccentric crowd it attracts and the load of awesome merchandise housed within its walls, ranging from hundreds of dollars worth of original art to ten bucks worth of prints. With great selections of apparel, posters, toys, art books, accessories, housewares, etc., it’s hard to walk out of this place empty handed. The Cotton Candy Machine is more than just an art boutique, it’s an experience that no one in the Brooklyn area should overlook. If you are planning to go to this boutique, make sure to have a good attitude, an open mind, and a good wad of cash. The store is open Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8:00 PM, and it’s upcoming monthly schedule is below.
Michael Motorcycle, Dilek Baykara, Jeremy Hush, Paul Romano
September 13th to October 6th, 2013 (Opening event is Friday, September 13, 7 to 11 PM)
Dave Correia, Jon Wayshak, Matt Ritchie, Alex Pardee
October 11th to November 3rd, 2013 (Opening event is Friday, October 11th, 7 to 11 PM)
Jay Ryan and Diana Sudyka
November 8th to December 8th, 2013 (Opening event is Friday, November 8th, 7 to 11 PM)
To find out more about the Cotton Candy Machine and it’s upcoming events visit their website: