Gowanus Open Studios to feature hundreds of artists this weekend

October 12, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Eagle court sketch artist Alba Acevedo is one of hundreds of artists who is participating in this weekend’s Gowanus Open Studios. Acevedo will be displaying her work at the Brooklyn Art Space, 168 Seventh St. (between Second and Third avenues), on the third floor. Her work is also viewable at artsicle.com/Alba-Acevedo.  Portrait and court sketch by Alba Acevedo
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The 20th annual Gowanus Open Studios will take place in the neighborhood from Oct. 14-16, featuring more than 300 artists who are preparing to welcome more than 5,000 visitors into their studios. Studios will be open Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15‐16 from noon to 6 p.m.

For one weekend each year, artists working in the former factories, warehouses and studio buildings in Gowanus invite the public to visit their studios, see their work and talk about their process. Visitors create their own self‐guided tours during this free event, and the Arts Gowanus website (www.artsgowanus.org) features an interactive map and an online directory of all participating artists with samples of their art.

With the landscape of Brooklyn slowly changing for working artists, Gowanus remains one of the largest communities of visual artists, musicians, glassblowers, textile artists, graphic designers and craftspeople.

In addition to hosting Gowanus Open Studios, Arts Gowanus is working year‐round with city and local elected officials to find ways to keep artists in the neighborhood.

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Saturday night’s Gowanus Open Studios 2016 Art Party will be presented by Gowanus Swim Society at Halyards Bar at 406 Third Ave. and will feature live music and artistic performances.

Sunday night’s Gowanus Open Studios 2016 Closing Party will be hosted by Threes Brewing at 333 Douglass St.

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