It all starts tonight: Greenpoint Open Studios is here! Over the next three days, hundreds of local artists will open their homes, workspaces, and studios to expose their craft and showcase their work. Join us for a weekend of community and art, get your steps in walking from studio to studio, and — as always — support local artists!
For a full rundown of the weekend’s festivities, see our exciting schedule of events below:
GOS 2019 Launch Party
TONIGHT, Friday June 7
Greenpoint Open Studios 2019 will launch at Brooklyn Bazar (150 Greenpoint Avenue) with music, dancing, full bar with frozen cocktail specials, and creative activities like live painting, art installations, video projections, and more. FREE swag bag full of art supplies for registered artists and the first 100 visitors courtesy of Blick Art Materials will be provided. All are welcome, and the event is free — just register here.
Whether you believe the music industry to be thriving or dying, everyone can probably agree that there is no shortage of musicians in New York City. In Brooklyn alone, any night of the week offers a countless variety of live performances in all styles. Regardless of how many years these performers have been playing, their level of raw talent, or “who they know”, a single factor determines how they are received by an audience: rehearsal.
Think of the last show you saw. Did it blow your face off in awe? Put tears into your eyes? Or did it put a huge smile on your face? You feel such emotions because the musicians have practiced diligently, and are invested in their own perfection. These artists have been booking rehearsal spaces all over NYC, often traveling across hell’s half acre, hoping to find a room that sounds good. Or, with less idealism, just the most affordable option to practice regularly.
Enter Pirate Studios. Since early March, the UK-based company has been offering musicians a new way to rehearse by using an innovative, customer-driven model. With 24/7 online booking, fully outfitted and spectacular sounding rooms, and a live recording of the practice included, a small community is sprouting within 3 rooms at 19 Division Place. Continue reading
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Greenpoint Open Studios is June 3 & 4, 2017!
RSVP on Facebook for the open studios, happening from 12pm-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
You are also invited to attend our bangin’ launch party at Java Studios and Wrap Party at Magick City.
Here’s just a few of the 400 artists participating in GOS for our latest “Artists to Watch!” installment.
Be sure to check out the roster of exhibiting artists as well as the calendar of events!
See you June 3 & 4 for GOS 2017!
RACHAEL SENCHOWAY, Painting
Brooklyn Art Studios 276 Greenpoint Ave Building 1 Studio #1305
Psychedelic, Surreal, Space, Narratives
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Greenpoint Open Studios (GOS) kicks off tonight and goes all weekend (April 29-May 1), celebrating Greenpoint’s rich pool of artistic talent. From paintings to sculptures, video to photography, weaving and textiles to ceramics and more, there are seasoned artists to honor and emerging artists to be discovered among more than 350 who will open up their studio spaces to the public.
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.
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These doors may be shut–but there are plenty that are wide open! Photo courtesy of 3rdward.com.
3rd Ward may have had its faults (more of them than we imagined, it seems), but there was something deeply inspiring about a huge workspace and resource center designed especially for Brooklyn’s many talented creators, and we’d be lying if we told you its presence won’t be missed. However, in the wake of the spot’s closure, we’ve found ourselves reminded time and again that 3rd Ward wasn’t the only game in town–so many of our friends and neighbors have other studios, class centers, coworking quarters and event spaces with their own amazing offerings. Bushwick Daily and Greenpointers reached out to some of our favorite such institutions, and it’s with great pride that we present our readers with our official guide to ten of this borough’s greatest places to take your creativity when making is your job. Take a look through–you can thank us when you get settled in at a place that hooks it up and makes it happen!
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