Greenpoint Open Studios (GOS) is springing back to life next weekend (April 29-May 1) to celebrate the arts in this fine neighborhood of ours because we have some super talented folks producing cool work in a wide range of mediums. From paintings, sculptures, film, photography, weaving/textiles, ceramics, and more, there are seasoned artists to be visited and emerging artists to be discovered among over 300 who will open up their studio spaces to the public.

GOS 2014

It’s an uncurated, free event that allows visitors to get a glimpse of the process and space where artwork is created while engaging directly with its creators. Brooklyn has a long-standing reputation for being a hotbed of creativity and GOS is going to represent its northernmost tip in true Greenpoint fashion—by keepin’ it real—providing an open platform for showcasing the various expressions of our creative community’s imagination and skills.

GOS is kicking it off with a launch party on Friday April 29 (8-11PM) at Java Studios (252 Java Street), where their gallery and outdoor space will host a night of performance art, live music, exhibitions, street art inspired mural paintings, and video art projections. It’s going to be an amalgam of creative energy, information, support, and a good time – Artists will be able to sign up with Woodhull hospital to get free healthcare in exchange for volunteer work but not without picking up a bit of buzz thanks to Hungarian wine by Palinkerie and craft beer by local brewery Greenpoint Beer & Ale. Munchies will not be left unsatisfied thanks to chips provided by Kettle Brand. RSVP to the launch party here. All are welcome!

Pick up a brochure at any of our info hubs!

Of course the highlight of all the festivities will happen from 12-6PM on Saturday (4/30) and Sunday (5/1) when artists will open up their doors to show finished work alongside work-in-progress. During this time, there will be special events and walking tours peppered throughout the neighborhood. To navigate around, grab a brochure at the launch party or at one of the designated info hub spaces and RSVP to stay up to date on all the activities!

The weekend will wind down in the beautiful French-Catalonian restaurant Cassette on Sunday (5/1) evening from 6-8PM, where there will be free food and a drink for participating artists. Anyone is welcome! RSVP here.


Online map on the GOS site and self-guided walks on Greenpointers is coming soon so stay tuned. In the meantime, mark your calendars, tell all your friends, and support the arts. Support local!

Schedule of events
Friday, April 29 (8-11PM) Launch party at Java Studios, RSVP
Saturday, April 30 (12-6PM) & Sunday, May 1 (12-6PM) Studios Open! RSVP
Sunday, May 1 (6-8PM) Wrap party at Cassette, RSVP

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