also by Veronica Dakota
So you survived last night? Congratulations! You are more than half way through this adventure. With the parties of Saturday having left their lingering traces, it’s time to focus on what Bushwick Open Studios is all about: the art and getting to know the artists making such work. In short, Sunday is for studios. Again to help you decide where to begin, in addition to the tips below, you’ve got studio picks by Blouin Art Info, along with Flavorpill, Norte Maar, Brooklyn Based, and Bushwick Daily.
If you start near the Montrose L stop, you can see the studio of Deborah Brown, gallerist of Storefront Ten Eyck and organizer of the annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, this year titled Home Improvement on Rock Street. As you wander the streets, also keep your eyes open for #SAVEARTSPACE‘s curated billboards located through the neighborhood.
Around the corner is 56 Bogart, one of the most heavily trafficked buildings, with galleries lining the first floor and basement and artist studios located above. Get your portrait taken with JesusNYC and let Dr. Lisa give you some Rockin’ Granny Love.
Head down to Flushing Avenue toward the Jefferson L stop. Shops and studios will line your walk. Keep going onto Troutman Street, where just a couple blocks past your usual haunts and venues, you’ll soon reach Onderdonk Avenue and “The Donk.” The journey will be worthwhile: Inside you’ll find the studios of provocative artists including Max Warsh, Lauren Portada, and Siebren Versteeg.
Take a break to enjoy the sunshine at Sure We Can Open House and Garden, the Bushwick Sculpture Garden, as well as artist Wendy Klemperer’s own sculpture garden. If you haven’t yet eaten, then make haste to The Living Gallery, where brunch is being served up starting at 1PM: SlideLuck IV is bringing the delicious. And just because, Bohemian Grove has their Tree House open for you.
If you want to stay on the beaten path and get the most bang for your step, then check out these studio hubs: Brooklyn Brush Studios, Myrtle Light Studios, Brooklyn Fire Proof, and the Active Space Studios. And if you haven’t seen this year’s NEWD Art Show, stop by to see the exhibit and hear NEWD talks: Gendered Expectations: The Representation of “Girls” in Contemporary Art at 2:30PM and Beyond Resale Royalties—Pro-Artist Market Maneuvers at 4:30PM.
Last but not least, we will see you all tonight for our annual CinemaSunday and Closing Party at the Bushwick Community Darkroom (110 Troutman Street) starting at 6PM! Come, watch a film, grab a drink, talk with your neighbors, relax. You’ve earned it.