We have been missing (and craving!) the arts and this weekend you can see an impressive collection of photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and large installations at the Arts Gowanus ArtWalk.
Located on Atlantic Avenue, the self guided exhibit connects Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, and Downtown Brooklyn at more than 65 storefronts, outdoor dining areas, medical offices, and public spaces along Atlantic Avenue, between Fourth Avenue and the waterfront.
Opening on Saturday, October 17th, the 1.5 miles immersive Art Gowanus ArtWalk exhibit will run through November 1st, which includes the following highlights:
- More than 100 Brooklyn artists will exhibit art at more than 65 locations along a 1.5 mile stretch
- A crowd funded installation, “Neighborhood Reflections,” will tie the exhibit together and lend community voice to the ArtWalk through a display of eco-friendly graphic banners around the tree beds along the Avenue. The banners will showcase personal reflections from local artists and community members on issues of importance to them and the current state of affairs.
- Specials, discounts and promotions at local businesses
- Pop up music and dance performances and live art.
- Smart signage created by Verbate, to use with smart phones will enable a contactless, safe experience. Guests can tap their phones to discover the participating artists, explore each block of Atlantic Ave, and engage with merchants. And, of course, masks are mandatory.
- COVID safe information booths can be found at BAM, and along Atlantic Avenue at Bond Street, Nevins Street, at the Belarusian Church (Bond & Atlantic) at Smith Street, Court Street and Clinton Street.
The ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave is free and open to the public. Masks are required. Check out www.artsgowanus.org for additional info.