Open Studios

Open Studios

IRL: DUMBO Open Studios in 2022

Contributed by Sharon Butler / On Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, from 12–6pm, DUMBO artists and arts organizations will open their studios to the public for the first time since 2019, after which DUMBO Open Studios went online due to Covid. The art community here (Two Coats HQ is in the neighborhood) is distinct from others in New York because several prestigious residency programs call DUMBO home. In addition, subsidized rents (Two Coats is a grateful beneficiary of the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program) make the neighborhood affordable for a diverse cohort of talented artists, both emerging and mid-career. Regardless of the artists’ stature or status, most studios will be open. 

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Survey: Dumbo Open Studios 2018

Contributed by Katie Fuller / Dumbo Open Studios afforded me and many others a golden opportunity to catch up with familiar artists and also discover some completely new work. The larger installations ranged from the hive of artists in the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and Smack Mellon�s Kentucky Derby Benefit Auction  to “Among Friends,” an inventive and widely inclusive group show and fundraising opportunity in Beth […]

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Images: DUMBO Open Studios

Contributed by Katie Fuller / Even though the weather this weekend wasn’t ideal, Dumbo Open Studios was well worth a visit. For readers who couldn’t make it, I’ve compiled a stack of images, featuring both work-in-progress and completed pieces. My collection, however, doesn�t even begin to cover all the participants, many of whom are established artists who […]

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Out of context: Bushwick Open Studios, 2014

Bushwick Open Studios isn’t just about visiting artists’ studios anymore. Curators and gallerists have gotten involved, organizing events and exhibitions throughout the neighborhood. The curated pop-up exhibitions undoubtedly brought more people into the area, but I heard from several artists that they also drew viewers away from the studios themselves. […]

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Hivemind: ALLTOGETHERNOW

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Artists flew in from all over the world for Bushwick Open Studios, and several participated in ALLTOGETHERNOW, a collaborative drawing project and abstract painting exhibition organized by Bushwick artist Julie Torres. Once the roster of participating artists was determined via Facebook, Torres helped select work […]

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My neighbors at 117 Grattan Street

All around the neighborhood artists are moving work from space to space, hanging shows, and preparing for Bushwick Open Studios, the enormous art community happening that begins tomorrow. More than 542 events and open studios are scheduled in a fourteen hour period, but Art Fag City, Hyperallergic,� ArtInfo, Norte Maar, […]