Greenpoint Open Studios Is Next Weekend! (June 3-4)
If you haven’t been before, Greenpoint Open Studios is an epic showcase of local art. Over the course of one weekend (this year June 3-4), hundreds of local artists open their studio doors to the public for an exciting peek inside their craft. 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. This year, we have more than 400 artists participating, and an exciting lineup of events:
LAUNCH PARTY @ JAVA STUDIOS
Friday, June 2 | 730pm-1130pm | Java Studios (252 Java St)
The festivities will kick off with an outdoor reception, gallery show opening, musical performances and DJs, live body painting, performance art, installations, video screenings, and magazine launch at Java Studios, which is home to 200 artist and design studio spaces.
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ARTIST OPEN STUDIOS – all over Greenpoint!
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 + 4 | 12pm-6pm
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 (see below for a list) and RSVP to stay up-to-date on all the activities! An online map is also coming soon, so keep your eyes on the GOS site.
WRAP PARTY @ MAGICK CITY
Sunday, June 4 | 730pm-12am | Magick City (37 Box St)
Wind down your art-filled weekend with BBQ, beer, kombucha cocktails, music, and trippy projection art in the enchanting Magick City, a beautiful performance and art space that is also home to Mombucha, a hand-crafted locally brewed Kombucha.
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Next week we’ll be distributing thousands of official printed guides all over North Brooklyn, to guide visitors around Greenpoint during GOS. Be on the lookout for guides all over North Brooklyn or stop by any of the official info hubs:
- A/D/O (29 Norman Ave)
- Alter (140 Franklin St)
- Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St)
- Java Studios (252 Java St)
- The Lot Radio (17 Nassau Ave)
- PencilWorks (61 Greenpoint Ave)
An online map on the GOS site and more self-guided walks here on Greenpointers are coming soon so stay tuned. In the meantime, mark your calendars, tell all your friends, and support the arts. Support local!
GOS Artists To Watch Vol. 1
GOS Artists To Watch Vol. 2
GOS Artists To Watch Vol. 3
GOS Artists To Watch Vol. 4
GOS Artists To Watch Vol. 5
Thursday Spotlight + Studio Tour: Ken Butler
Thursday Spotlight: Two Polish Artists Separated By Decades, Bound By Creativity
GOS Artist: Macha Jewelry
GOS 2017: Artist Collectives & Group Projects
GOS Self-Guided Walk #1: McGolrick Park
To support our vibrant local creative community, Greenpointers has been helping produce Greenpoint Open Studios since 2014, with support from local businesses and volunteers.