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The Other Art Fair returns Nov 8-11, led by Emmy winner Mike Perry

Emmy Award winning artist Mike Perry will be the official Guest Artist for The Other Art Fair’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.

This edition of The Other Art Fair, the leading international art fair championing emerging and independent contemporary artists, will showcase sculpture, paintings, photography, and multimedia presentations from over 130 local and international artists. Of those artists participating almost half come from Brooklyn. These artists include: Fiona Chinkan, Ashley Cunningham,  Evan Ishmael, Isaiah King, Anna and Valeriia Lyschenko, Patty Neal, Lance Sells, and Adam Zoltowski.

Join us the weekend of November 8, and buy tickets here!
Private View
Thursday November 8th: 6pm-10pm
* All Private View ticket proceeds to benefit Charity Partner Free Arts NYC
Fair Hours:
Friday November 9th: 3pm-10pm
Saturday November 10th: 12pm-9pm
Sunday November 11th: 11am-6pm
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At The Other Art Fair May 3–6, More Than Half the Artists Are Women

Street art advertising The Other Art Fair on Franklin Street

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.
Tattoo artist Scott Campbell will be present at next week’s Fair

Some 30 artists from Brooklyn will showcase their works in person including Jean Louis Frenk, who works in unusual ceramics; Pratt graduate Maria Bouget, who creates in light installations; Arthur Lugauskas, who will debut a 6-canvas-wide New York skyline; and photo collagist Karen Nielsen.

You can enter to win a free tattoo here, and tickets to the Fair itself range from $13.50 to $30 depending on when you go. Full Fair hours are below. Happy touring, art viewing, and art hunting!

Fair Hours:
Private View, Thursday May 36–10 PM
Friday May 43–10 PM
Saturday May 512–9 PM
Sunday May 611AM–6 PM
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Local Artists Showing at The Other Art Fair This Weekend

This weekend The Other Art Fair returns for its second US edition to Greenpoint’s own Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St). 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.

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.

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The Other Art Fair Returns to Greenpoint and Greenpointers Get FREE Tix! (11/9-11/12)

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…
Claim your free ticket to The Other Art Fair using code GREENPOINTERS on nyc.theotherartfair.com/comp. Don’t miss out!

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The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art Makes its NYC Debut in Greenpoint! FREE Entry and VIP Preview for Greenpointers!

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)!

To attend tonight’s VIP Preview, RSVP to [email protected].

For FREE entry during the rest of the weekend, visit nyc.theotherartfair.com/comp and enter the promo code GREENPOINTOS ! Continue reading

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GOS 2017, Dirty Talk, The Other Art Fair, Closet Archaeology, Go Green! — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/31–6/6) – Arts in North Brooklyn Edition

On June 3 & 4th, 400 local artists will open their doors to the public and showcase works and works in progress during this year’s Greenpoint Open Studios! Check out the the full schedule of events here!

WEDNESDAY 5/31

*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

THURSDAY 6/1

♦ 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, RSVP Continue reading

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Hot Mess Hanukkah, Women in Sound, Calicornucopia and Breakfast with Santa — What’s Happening, Greenpointers? (12/5-12/11)

WEDNESDAY 12/5

♫ 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

THURSDAY 12/6

* 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 Info Continue reading

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Beat Battle, Bric Gala, Table of Contents and Sumo Stew — What’s Happening, Greenpoint (11/7-11/13)

WEDNESDAY 11/7

* 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

THURSDAY 11/8

♫ 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 Tix  Continue reading

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Teddy’s: Williamsburg’s Historic Bar

The bar at Teddy’s (courtesy of Teddy’s)

Gazing through the luminous 100-year-old stained glass windows at Teddy’s Bar and Grill (96 Berry St.) in the Northside of Williamsburg, it’s possible to imagine that time has stood still. The bar is in fact so old that it predates the windows by about three decades. The 130-year-old mahogany bar and tiled floor are original, adding to Teddy’s 19th-century ambiance. Opened in 1887, the bar makes the claim to be Brooklyn’s oldest continually run bar. The Brooklyn Inn (148 Hoyt St.), which claims to have opened in 1885, might dispute Teddy’s claim, but there’s no disputing that Teddy’s retains a unique 19th-century feel. Continue reading

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Preview our Boo!-tee-ful Samhain Fall Market Vendors and Meet Them IRL THIS SUNDAY (10/28)!

Ghouls and Goblins: our Samhain Fall Market is almost here! End your Halloweekend at the stunning Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) on October 28 from 1–7 PM for an afternoon of spooky and sweet tricks and treats. RSVP here, and don’t miss out — it’s going to be Boo!-tee-ful.

It’s going to be a fun-filled Sunday packed with ghost hunting, hot mulled cider, henna tattoos, and — of course — our signature themed photo booth, this year with a Samhain-inspired art installation including a Tree of Life, skulls, and more. For more details about all the delectable offerings, click here.

And it wouldn’t be a seasonal market without our talented and crafty vendors! Support these local artisans, and allow us to call out some special vendors who will be tantalizing your heartstrings (and wallets) this coming weekend. Continue reading

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