Emmy Award winning artistMike Perry will be the official Guest Artist forThe OtherArtFair’s return to the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street) November 8–11. This Brooklyn-based artist, animator, creative director, brand consultant, poet, and designer — as well as the mastermind behind the animated titles of Comedy Central’s hit television show, Broad City — will present a limited-edition print sold exclusively at the fair with proceeds benefitting Free Arts NYC, the fair’s official charity partner.
The street art doesn’t lie: The Other Art Fair is returning to Brooklyn, popping up May 3–6 at the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street) in Greenpoint. This is the third edition of this Other Art Fair, New York’s leading market for a new generation of art buyers that runs biannually in the spring and fall. 130 artists will be featured this spring, and nearly 60% of them are women.
Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair showcases talented independent and emerging artists, each hand picked by a committee of art world experts. (Unsurprisingly, the event series has a pretty hot Instagram.) Art lovers can visit the fair with confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience that Time Out has called, “a festival for discovering mind-blowing work by emerging artists.”
In addition to showcasing the best of new painting, photography, sculpture, and light installations by 130 emerging and unrepresented local and international artists (complete roster here, with the artists’ work priced from $250-$5,000), the fair will be abuzz with provocative programming like local guest DJs to keep things at full throttle; mystery tattoos inked by artist Scott Campbell (whose clients include Robert Downey, Jr. Penelope Cruz, and Sting); portrait sketching by Amber Vittoria; a tutorial on how to invest in art under $1000 with tours led by the Saatchi Art curatorial team; and sustenance from Maman Cafe and the Van Leeuwen Mobile ice cream truck parked out front.
Of course, many local artists will be participating and exhibiting. Be sure to catch these Brooklyn-based artists at The Other Art Fair!
Andrea Packard (b. 1984), a fine artist who specializes in portraits and figurative oil paintings from life, was born and raised in Excelsior, Minnesota. She received a BA in Studio Art and Psychology from Connecticut College and additional instruction from The Art Students League of New York, Chelsea Classical Studio and Academia Taure (Barcelona, Spain). She has lived and worked in Chicago and Barcelona and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
The Other Art Fair returns for its second US edition to Greenpoint’s own Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St) this week on November 9-12. Presented by Saatchi Art, the fair showcases work by 120 talented emerging artists from Brooklyn and beyond, each hand picked by a committee of art world experts.
Art lovers can visit the fair with confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience. With artwork prices starting at just $75 there is something for everyone! Alongside the exhibiting artists, visitors can discover exciting an unusual features including live hand poked tattoos by Brooklyn’s Bluestone Babe, The Guardian virtual reality, an engaging talks program by Saatchi Art and a hidden secret bar…
Greenpoint Open Studios (#GOS2017) isn’t the whole art happening in town this weekend. The Other Art Fair, aptly titled, is taking over the Brooklyn Expo Center June 1-4, 2017. Presented by Saatchi Art, this traveling art fair features the very best emerging and undiscovered artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.
Greenpointers are invited to the VIP Preview TONIGHT (Thursday, June 1st, 5-9:30pm) and also can attend for FREE from Friday (6/2) to Sunday (6/4)!
*Open Space Alliance Party 4 Parks! @ 35 Kent Ave, 7pm, $200+, Join forces with OSA and the neighborhood’s Super Friends Groups to fight for nature, beauty, health, fun, environmental justice and economic development, Buy tix * DIRTY TALK: Getting What You Want Out of Sex @New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Rd) 7pm, A hybrid of a panel and creative workshop in collaboration with some amazing women who have various backgrounds and expertise on sex and dating, Buy tix ♫ TAKE It OFF: Amateur Burlesque @ House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave) 9pm, FREE, Come see the hilarious brilliance of total newbies and first timers taking off their clothes and showing off their moves just for you, RSVP =) 2 Dumbs May @ House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave) 9pm, FREE, Come see the hilarious brilliance of total newbies and first timers taking off their clothes and showing off their moves just for you, RSVP
♦ The Other Art Fair @ Brooklyn Expo (72 Noble St), 5pm, $13.50+, The Other Art Fair is a leading artist fair presented by Saatchi Art, exhibiting the work of the very best in emerging art to art lovers from all experiences, Buy tix
* Maibock(y) Launch Party! @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave), 6pm, FREE, Dance while DJ Bocky spins some tunes and drink pints of ‘Dance Around the Two Pole Maibock’, a hearty lager using with rye malts and Saphir hops to give it the bright synth-like sparkle, More info # Pioneer Eats Taco Nite @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St), 7pm, Feast your eyes and your tummys Thursday nights this month as we trot the globe from our bar stools, Buy tix
♫ 2 Years of Black Flamingo w/ Tom Noble x DJ Spinna @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl), 10pm, FREE, Two years of community building, show a move on the floor + vibes real right, RSVPContinue reading →
♦ Outside the Lines: A Monthly Artmaking Program for Adults @ Bushwick Library (340 Bushwich Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, looking to create and connect with other artists in a relaxed setting? Brooklyn Public Library’s Bushwick branch is proud to bring you a brand new, therapeutic, and fun artmaking program just for adults. More Info ^ WORD Presents Hampton Fancher and Mary-Beth Hughes @ Word (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, $5, a guide to the craft of screenwriting and an evening with the screenwriter of Blade Runner, Buy Tix ♫ Ilegal Wednesdays: Night Powers, TaDA!, China Wyte @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Avenue), 7:30pm, $10, More Info ♫ Paul Arámbula, Kindnεss, Basil Leaf, Mitchell Keaney @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $7, More Info
# Timballo Dinner @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 6:30pm, $30, Buy Tix ♫ Alex Zhang Hungtai (fka Dirty Beaches) @ San Damiano Mission (85 N. 15th St.) 8pm, $20, Buy Tix ♫ Frank/ieConsent Album Release w/Holy People,Cal Fish,Boiled Wool @ Rubulad (Secret Location), 8pm, $8-10, More Info ♫ Tropical Past & Future Residency @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, $10, More InfoContinue reading →
A lot of local history is quickly disappearing, but one place that is holding strong is Brooklyn Label (180 Franklin St.) and the historic building it calls home. French Greenpointer Robert Arbor, proprietor of Le Gamin (108 Franklin St.) re-opened Brooklyn Label in the historic Astral Building. The former management did little to recognize the amazing history of the space, something that Arbor has dedicated himself to changing.
The Astral Apartments are not only landmarked, but the building is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Arbor and his manager, Alex Russell, are determined to honor the building’s rich history and its patron philanthropist Charles Pratt, the oil baron and the richest man in 19th century Brooklyn.
Completed in 1883, the Astral Apartments were unique in their day: Unlike the flimsy tenement buildings that sprang up all around the city without basic amenities, the Astral was a kind of gift to the Greenpoint community and a solidly built showcase.
In contrast to tenements, Pratt’s building had plenty of natural light, air and even indoor plumbing, unheard of luxuries for most tenement dwellers. And the building was stunningly beautiful too!
The philanthropist hired famed architects Hugh Lamb and Charles A. Rich who also designed his stately Pratt Institute campus. Pratt commissioned them to design the Astral as a model for worker housing. Lamb & Rich based the Astral design on innovative tenement housing built by American philanthropist George Peabody in London who was a personal friend of Pratt’s.
♫ CELEBRATE YOUR CITY: HOLIDAY PARTY + COHORT 05 LAUNCH @ Urban X (29 Norman Ave.), 6pm, FREE, drinks, hors d’oeuvre’s, dancing and surprises! RSVP ♦ Girls on Film + Mavi Phillips present: Dangerous Flowers @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave), 7pm, $19.50, An evening of self-empowered sexuality through short films, art, panel discussion + speakers, Buy Tix # Unearthed: Dinner and Performance @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7:30pm, $75, Price includes a 5-course dinner, cocktails, wine, and after dinner drinks, Buy Tix ♫ Hot Mess: Hanukkah + Drag Competition @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, $10-20, Buy Tix
* Rebels for a Reason Launch Party @ Diviera Drive (131 Berry St.), 7:30pm, FREE, local clothing, jewelry and art, More Info ♫ The Lot Radio presents: Daniel Aged // Debit // Tak @ San Damiano Mission (85 North 15th St.) 8pm, $15, Buy Tix ♫ Marissa Nadler w/ Johanna Warren @ Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.) , 9pm, $15, Buy Tix ♫ Rompe Cabeza with Uproot Andy All Night @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl), 10pm, FREE, More InfoContinue reading →
* URBAN-X Panel Discussion: Exploring The Future of Affordable Housing @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, RSVP * 94 Precinct Community Council Meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 Milton St.), 7pm, FREE,More Info ♫ Afroperuano Group (Live Recording Video) Free Pisco Tasting @ Scholes St. Studio (375 Lorimer St.), 7pm, $20, Buy Tix
♫ C Z A R I N A, Bunny X, Turbo Goth, Valentine @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ Goldie Awards 2nd Annual DJ & Beat Battle @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 6pm, $25, Buy Tix ♦ Art Opening: Brett Satterlund & Friends @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) 6pm, FREE, Photography Exhibit, More Info ^ An Evening with Michael Lally & Lonely Christopher @ Brooklyn’s House of Kava (238 Central Ave.), 7pm, FREE, an evening of poetry and chatting, more info ♫ BRIC After Dark: Gala After Party @ Brooklyn Navy Yard (63 Flushing Ave.), 9pm, $75+, Buy TixContinue reading →