Friday, September 07, 2012

GO See Crown Heights Artists This Weekend!

For those who haven't heard, the Brooklyn Museum is sponsoring a community-based open studio weekend on Saturday and Sunday (the Daily News had a nice article about the event). Every artist working in Brooklyn was invited to participate, from established stars who show their work around the world to local artists and craftsmen who do their creative work for their friends, families, and communities when they're not making ends meet (and everyone in between). No matter who you are and what kind of work you make, opening up your studio is a lot of work, and putting yourself out there for the public takes serious courage. Here in Crown Heights, we have a wide range of participants working in nearly every medium, from 30-year veterans of the New York art world to young up-and-comers to creative nonprofits and community-based muralists. They're all opening up their world to you on Saturday and Sunday, so GO check them out!

More information on artists and logistics (thanks CHCA!) is below. ILFA has had the chance to talk to a number of local participants, and I'll be getting their information posted later today and tonight.

Get Ready To GO

We hope everyone will come out next weekend (Saturday 9/8 and Sunday (9/9) for a day of art and community building. By participating in GO, you can help put a neighborhood artist in the Brooklyn Museum!!!

Watch a great animation on the GOBrooklynArt blog which explains how "GO" works:

The museum will have neighborhood coordinators throughout Brooklyn during the open studio weekend. You’ll be able to stop in at any of these information spots to get a map and talk to GO staff about how to get started. Some venues are even providing specials!

Our coordinator; Victoria Cho, will be at Lily & Fig (727 Franklin Avenue) on Saturday 11am - 6:30pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm. GO weekend special: Free coffee with purchase of any baked good.

Here are some tips for voters:

And a great Daily News article hilighting a Crown Heights artist:

Watch for these signs indicating participating studios throughout the neighborhood:

Below are links to artists in the area who you might want to visit, many are included on this map of Prospect Heights artists:

And don't forget all the great artists in the Monti Building at 925 Bergen Street between Franklin and Classon: Monti Building Go Participants
Some Crow Hill artists actually ended up being listed in Prospect Heights, Here is a listing of all Crown Heights and Prospect Heights artists:  All Crown Heights/Prospect Heights GO Participants


  1. Four artists at Fountain Studios on Grand and Bergen are also participating:

    Very close to 925 Bergen for those headed in that direction! They will also be having a reception from 6-8 pm Saturday.

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