Ditmas Park

Flatbush Artists Studio Tour celebrates contemporary artists in Victorian Flatbush

November 10, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Award-winning artist Arturo Garcia is trained in Classical Realism painting. He is one of numerous artists participating in the 2014 Flatbush Artists Studio Tour. Photo courtesy of Flatbush Artists
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The 2014 Flatbush Artists Studio Tour will take place on Nov. 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ditmas Park, one of New York City’s most architecturally interesting and historic neighborhoods. Established contemporary artists will welcome visitors into their homes and studios, most of which are located in century-old Victorian houses surrounded by gardens and an arboretum of leafy trees. This will be the group’s fourth studio tour, with previous tours having attracted hundreds of visitors to the free event.

Visitors will have the chance to see and collect art, and to speak with the artists about their work. Some of the artists will also give demonstrations. The artwork includes acrylic and oil painting, carved sculpture from fallen neighborhood trees, drawings, mixed media, collage, polished abstract frescoes, photography representing a variety of styles and subject matter, and artisanal jewelry made from precious metals, gems and ethnic beads.

The Ditmas Park neighborhood consists of many large, graceful, free-standing Victorian homes built in the early 1900s. Many of the wide streets are lined with majestic trees.

For more information, visit www.flatbushartists.org. Tour maps are available online and at the shops and restaurants along Church Avenue, Cortelyou Road and Newkirk Avenue.

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