Greenpoint Open Studios Walking Tour #2: Art Near McCarren Park
With the beautiful spring weather we’re having, chances are you and your friends will be hanging at McCarren Park at some point this weekend. Why not check out the participating artists at this weekend’s Greenpoint Open Studios.
This “Art Near the Park” Route is less than 1 mile and includes five studio visits, enjoy!
The Brooklyn Art Library at 28 Frost Street is home to The Sketchbook Project collection in its physical form, which means they house 35,000 sketchbooks created by artists from all over the world. Each book is catalogued and tagged and visitors are invited to view and explore all of the books on site or online.
Just a couple blocks east, at 427 Manhattan Avenue, you’ll find the studio of artist and musician Ken Butler. Well, as he puts it, “artists think I’m a musician and musicians think I’m an artist.” Working in bricolage, Butler crafts unique, “hybrid” musical instruments.
Finally, make your way past the crowds outside Five Leaves to Brenda Colling’s studio at 592 Manhattan Avenue. Colling is a talented textile artist who also works in upholstery and has tapestries from all over the world for sale or rental.
After all that, you’d be best to hit Van Leeuwen for some ice cream of iced coffee and relax in the park.
Or keep going! Stop by one of the GOS info hubs or RSVP here to stay in the loop. See you in the streets!