Greenpoint Open Studios Kicks Off This Weekend! (June 8-9)
Get ready for Greenpoint Open Studios, an epic showcase of local art. Over the course of one weekend (this year June 8-9), 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 the 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 350 artists participating, and an exciting lineup of events.
LAUNCH PARTY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Friday, June 7 | 730pm-midnight | Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue)
Greenpoint Open Studios will launch with an explosion of music, dancing, full bar with frozen cocktail specials, and lots of live art installations at this FREE party on Friday, June 7th from 7:30PM-12AM at Brooklyn Bazaar. The event will feature video projections by Nic Koller, tapestries by Katie Westmoreland, textile art by Aruni Dharmakirthi, live painting by Katrina Eugenia, and a balloon wall by Brooklyn Party People. Registered artists and the first 100 visitors will receive a FREE swag bag of art supplies courtesy of Blick Art Materials. The launch party is free to enter and all are welcome! (RSVP on Facebook)
ARTIST OPEN STUDIOS – all over Greenpoint!
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 + 9 | 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! You can also check out the online map on the GOS website.
WRAP PARTY @ One Bedford
Sunday, June 9 | 6:30pm-10:00pm | One Bedford (1 Bedford Avenue)
Wind down your art-filled weekend with food and drinks at One Bedford! We will be spinning records, projecting artwork by GOS participants, and making fresh watermelon soju cocktails. Registered Greenpoint Open Studios 2019 artists get one FREE drink! (RSVP on Facebook)
HOW TO GET MORE INFO:
Check out our online map on the GOS site or stop by any of the official info hubs to pick up a printed guide:
- The Lot Radio (17 Nassau Ave)
- A/D/O(29 Norman Ave)
- Van Leeuwen (620 Manhattan Ave)
- Champion Coffee(252 Java St)
- Artist & Craftsman (761 Metropolitan Ave)
- Duke’s Liquor Box (114 Franklin St)
Also, be on the lookout for info on self-guided walks here on Greenpointers. Please mark your calendars, tell all your friends, and support the arts. Support local!