Bushwick Open Studios 2012

Hey folks! Just so you know you can edit your online listing until the actual weekend of BOS! (June 1-3) You can also still BOS2012 IPhone App!

If you haven’t downloaded the iPhone app yet, do it now. Then you won’t have to worry about having a print program or not because it will all be on your telephone! Check it out here!

BOS2012 Directory!

The Bushwick Open Studios 2012 online directory is LIVE! Check it out HERE. If you register or have registered already your listing is or will be live there! If you are looking to make changes to your online directory you can do that up until the weekend of BOS simply by logging into your registration and updating your info there. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!

Bushwick Open Studios 2012 Hub Spaces

Every year we have a few Hub spots throughout Bushwick. These are spaces, venues, galleries, restaurants, cafes where you can go throughout the weekend to check in with any questions, use a bathroom, pick up a program or get oriented to the neighborhood!

Spread Art – 104 Meserole St
Paperbox – 17 Meadow St
56 Bogart – 56 Bogart St
Diana Jones Senior Center – 9 Noll St
Grace Exhibition Space – 840 Broadway 2nd fl
Airplane – 70 Jefferson St
Little Skips – 941 Willoughby Ave
English Kills – 114 Forrest St
Miles – 101 Wilson Ave
1717 Troutman – 1717 Troutman St
North East Kingdom – 18 Wyckoff Ave
Norte Maar – 83 Wyckoff Ave
Outpost – 16-65 Norman St

Visitor Orientation Sessions!

For the first time this year we will be hosting several volunteer run visitor orientation sessions at several hub locations throughout the neighborhood. If you have any questions about Bushwick, BOS, or our programming be sure to attend one of these sessions!

Orientation Schedule:

Saturday June 2

12pm @ 56 Bogart
1pm @ Miles – 101 Wilson Ave
2pm @ Grace Exhibition Space – 840 Broadway 2nd fl
3pm @ Spread Art – 104 Meserole St

Sunday June 3

12pm @ Norte Maar – 83 Wyckoff Ave
1pm @ 1717 Troutman St
2pm @ Grace Exhibition Space – 840 B’way 2nd fl

Bushwick Open Studios Official Events!

We have several events throughout the weekend that we have worked very hard to put together and would love it if you could all stop in at!

Legal Basics for Artists

A stellar panel of art lawyers will provide the basics in copyright, fair use, legal appropriation, artist-dealer consignment agreements and more. Bring your questions!
June 1-Diana Jones Senior Center-9 Noll St-6pm-7:30pm

BOS T-Shirt Project

This year, in a continued effort to support and promote artists in the community, AiB has decided to team up with local screen-printing studio, BK Tees, to create the BOS T-Shirt project. An event to be held in conjunction with Bushwick Open Studios 2012. This project will feature live t-shirt printing of select artists’ works, which will be sold and displayed online and on-site at participating locations throughout the festival. Bushwick Open Studio t-shirt project was created by artists Julian Lorber and Erin Reid, owner of BK-Tees. It is an official sponsor of AiB and sponsored by local business owners
June 1-Brookly Fireproof-119 Ingraham St-7pm-10pm

Official Opening Party!

A night of music and mayhem featuring live music, street art, performance and comedy
June 1-44 Wilson Ave-6pm till Late

Seeking Space

The official BOS visual arts group show, featuring 30+ artists from Bushwick & beyond. This exciting opening event will feature DJ’s, projection artists, painting, performance art and more!
June 1- The Loom-1087 Flushing Ave-7pm-12am

BOS Music Festival

A weekend long festival of music! PBR open bar from 8-9 on Saturday & Sunday nights!
June 1-Lone Wolf-1089 Broadway-8pm-2am
June 2-XPO 929-929 Broadway-7pm-2am
June 3-Lone Wolf-1089 Broadway-8pm-2am

Maps & Mimosas

Featuring Maps-n-Mimosas. Start your weekend off right with a map and a mimosa courtesy of one of AiB’s greatest supporters Norte Maar!
June 2-Norte Maar-83 Wyckoff Ave-11am-2pm

DOT Bike Safety Programming

The DOT will close down Harrison St between Bogart St & Morgan Ave. They will be bringing in several trucks and teaching folks about bike safety from the point of view of truck drivers,you’ll learn when you’re in a truck driver’s blind spot by sitting in the drivers seat yourself! They will also be distributing bike lights to help promote further bike safety and visibility throughout New York City!
Harrison St btw Bogart & Morgan-June 2-1pm-6pm

WOW: Performance Art Showcase

House of Yes is bringing you a collection of the best performance art in new york that is specifically designed to be provocative, innovative, fierce, fabulous, and most importantly…entertaining! Let us WOW you!
June 2-House of Yes-342 Maujer St-8pm Doors

BOS2012 Discussion Panel

Artists on the block. Arts communities and neighborhood change in Bushwick and Beyond. A discussion panel about the art communities and neighborhood change, featuring local leaders from non-profits, government and the arts communities.
June 3-Momenta Art-56 Bogart St-1pm

Brooklyn Salsa For Sale!

Brooklyn Salsa Company is offering a splendid deal to artists participating in Bushwick Open Studios this year! You can purchase as much salsa as you would like from them for the absurdly discounted price of just $2/jar! Contact BK Salsa if you’re interested!

Other Info

If you’re looking for door signs, directions, general info feel free to send us an email and we will do our best to help you out ASAP :)

Happy BOS2012!!

DOT Bike Safety Programming at BOS2012!

Think you know everything about biking in NYC? Change your view. The NYC Department of Transportation brings a fun and informative event called Truck’s Eye View to Bushwick Open Studios. Cyclists, pedestrians and trucks are interacting more and more in industrial areas like Bushwick. So how can artists and trucks live in harmony? Stop by Harrison Place between Bogart St and Morgan St for a firsthand look at what it’s like to be a truck driver. Sit in the driver’s seat and learn about the dangers of blind spots and what you need to do to remain safe. Whether you’re a cyclist, a pedestrian or a car driver, learning how to safely share the road with a truck is invaluable, and this exhibit provides a unique perspective that will change the way you behave near trucks.

Happy BOS2012: June 1-3, 2012 — it’s our 6th birthday!

We’re creating an open and inclusive event that benefits the neighborhood by sharing artistic projects and encouraging community interaction and dialogue. BOS brings the neighborhood’s thousands of artists and performers out into the streets and in view of each other, other community residents, and the general public – we hope to see you here!

Want to participate in BOS2012?

Registration for BOS2012 is now open! The deadline to register for inclusion in the print program will be April 27th.  Everything you need to know about festival registration is here.

All BOS2012 registrants are required to come to one meeting or mixer event prior to registering for the festival.  Plus, coming to a mixer or meeting is a great way to meet other participants and volunteers, and to get involved!  Look here or on the right side of this page for information on upcoming meetings.

If you are looking for a space to show or perform during BOS2012, or if you have space or opportunities for collaboration to offer, check out our Seeking page to make a connection.

Any other questions?  Feel free to email us at openstudios@artsinbushwick.org.

Join the BOS2012 All-Stars!

Arts in Bushwick is an all-volunteer organization, and we need you!  This year, one of our top priorities is to engage a large number of Festival participants as volunteers and organizers. We have seen an outstanding level of support for Bushwick Open Studios, and have a wonderful team in place, but there are still many integral roles to fill.  This is where you can play a major part of making BOS happen by becoming a BOS2012 All-Star.

The All-Stars are a leadership team, committed to making the festival a success through organizing their neighbors and assisting with festival operations. All-Stars will receive special recognition in the festival program & web directory in exchange for committing 10 or more volunteer hours to help organize and produce the festival.

To become an All-Star or get more info about general volunteering, check out our volunteer needs, come to a meeting or mixer, and join our Google Group to stay in the loop.  You can also email specific volunteer related questions to volunteer@artsinbushwick.org at any time.

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BOS 2012

June 1-3, 2012
@ All Over Bushwick

Additional information on materials distribution times during the week of May 26th will be posted soon.

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