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Pop-Up Artist Book Fair

June 10, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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There is a long tradition of A.I.R. artists creating artist books, as well as a long history of A.I.R. Gallery celebrating artist books and publications. Often this history is seen to start with the 1980 exhibit “Speaking Volumes: Women Artists’ Books,” curated by Lucy Lippard. We are pleased to continue A.I.R. Gallery's commitment to highlighting the artist book form by presenting a pop-up artists’ book fair of current women and non-binary A.I.R. artists. Organized by Maxine Henryson and Lauren Simkin…

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Live at the Archway Art Wall: Craig Anthony Miller

June 14, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Since its launch in 2015, Live at the Archway has presented more than 200 artists & ensembles in virtually every genre imaginable. Doors at 5 pm | Music at 6 pm Featuring Art Wall, games, plus drinks + bites from the Dumbo Station! --- JUNE 14: PAUL BEAUBRUN Craig Anthony Miller (CAM) on the Art Wall The son of Haitian music royalty, Paul Beaubrun takes a break from his stints on The Tonight Show + touring with Arcade Fire to…

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Jean Carla Rodea: All Your Sojourns Have Led to This (Continuum)

June 15, 5:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In partnership with ISSUE Project Room, Smack Mellon is pleased to present All Your Sojourns Have Led to This (Continuum), the next commissioned work in interdisciplinary artist and 2023 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence Jean Carla Rodea’s ongoing project. The work will premiere at Smack Mellon’s space in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

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Live at the Archway Art Wall: Eleanor Kupencow

June 21, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Since its launch in 2015, Live at the Archway has presented more than 200 artists & ensembles in virtually every genre imaginable. Doors at 5 pm | Music at 6 pm Featuring Art Wall, games, plus drinks + bites from the Dumbo Station! --- JUNE 21: CRYS MATTHEWS Eleanor Kupencow on the Art Wall Nashville resident Crys Matthews is among the brightest stars of the new generation of social justice music-makers. She is joined by long time Dumbonian Eleanor Kupencow on…

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Live at the Archway Art Wall: 20×200 presents YEN HA

June 28, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Since its launch in 2015, Live at the Archway has presented more than 200 artists & ensembles in virtually every genre imaginable. Doors at 5 pm | Music at 6 pm Featuring Art Wall, games, plus drinks + bites from the Dumbo Station! --- JUNE 28: BANDITS ON THE RUN 20x200 presents YEN HA on the Art Wall Formed upon a chance encounter while busking in the subways of New York City, Bandits on the Run bring their colorful, campy…

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Live at the Archway Art Wall: Samaya Glazier

July 5, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Since its launch in 2015, Live at the Archway has presented more than 200 artists & ensembles in virtually every genre imaginable. Doors at 5 pm | Music at 6 pm Featuring Art Wall, games, plus drinks + bites from the Dumbo Station! --- JULY 5: BASSEL & THE SUPERNATURALS Samaya Glazier on the Art Wall Bassel Almadani sings of his experience as a first generation Syrian-American using soulful melodies + funk inspired grooves. The young Samaya Glazier, from the…

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Screening, Special Event

Light Year X Dumbo Improvement District: Depth of Field

July 6, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pearl Street Triangle, Water Street between Pearl Street and Anchorage Place
Brooklyn, 11201
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Using work from two shows originally presented in 2010, Depth of Field considers the long view. A selection of previously-presented, single-channel videos give us an opportunity to look back and compare our experiences then with our lives now. This look back through time includes the first mapped piece presented in DUMBO, as well as the first released footage of the Gulf Coast oil leak. It serves as an encore for some of the best single-channel videos every presented on the…

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Live at the Archway Art Wall: Jack Florczyk

July 12, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Since its launch in 2015, Live at the Archway has presented more than 200 artists & ensembles in virtually every genre imaginable. Doors at 5 pm | Music at 6 pm Featuring Art Wall, games, plus drinks + bites from the Dumbo Station! --- JULY 12: ZABELÊ Jack Florczyk on the Art Wall For this year’s collaboration with Brasil Summerfest, Petrit and his team brings Zabelê to the stage, all the way from Brasil! Jack Florczyk takes over the Art…

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Performance, Special Event

Melissa Diaz: Untitled

July 15, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Six Foot Platform, Washington Street & Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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This interactive installation, conceived by artist and art therapist, Melissa Diaz, welcomes visitors to collaborate in creating a living sculpture. The piece welcomes the consideration of space, safe space, public space, inner space, and how creativity can contribute to a sense of well-being. Simple, accessible materials and upcycled items will be offered for visitors to weave into, tie on, and attach to the growing sculptural form. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about mindful art-making, meet an art therapist,…

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Live at the Archway Art Wall: Casey Opstad

July 19, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Since its launch in 2015, Live at the Archway has presented more than 200 artists & ensembles in virtually every genre imaginable. Doors at 5 pm | Music at 6 pm Featuring Art Wall, games, plus drinks + bites from the Dumbo Station! --- JULY 19: DAYNA KURTZ Craig Anthony Miller (CAM) on the Art Wall With her rich, rough and smoky vocals, Dayna Kurtz, a “songwriter’s songwriter,” brings soul and R&B to the Archway stage. Casey Opstad returns to…

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Exhibitions, Performance, Special Event

Tianding He: How I Disappeared

July 22, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Six Foot Platform, Washington Street & Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Taking inspiration from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Asian immigrant artists conjure an ever-changing cityscape, evoking memories and desires built from their unique experiences and personal perspectives. From the intimate to the grand, from the physical to the digital, this multimedia object-performance project explores the poetic intricacies of urban life; where dreams are nurtured and sometimes shattered and features experimental music, AR puppetry, and interactive installations.

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Live at the Archway Art Wall: Cuban Arts Space

July 26, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Since its launch in 2015, Live at the Archway has presented more than 200 artists & ensembles in virtually every genre imaginable. Doors at 5 pm | Music at 6 pm Featuring Art Wall, games, plus drinks + bites from the Dumbo Station! --- JULY 26: LULADA CLUB Center for Cuban Studies / Cuban Arts Space on the Art Wall All-female salsa band Lulada Club is led by Andrea Chavarro, who hails from Cali, Colombia–the world capital of salsa. Art Wall…

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Exhibitions, Performance, Special Event

You & I (Allie Marotta & Fernando Moya Delgado): inside the box

July 29, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Six Foot Platform, Washington Street & Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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inside the box is a participatory experience where audience members are asked, “If anything could be on this platform, what would you like it to be?” and then take part in a live devising process to create a new performance piece.

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BAR BRUCE at BUZZYS

July 29, 7:00 pm - July 30, 12:00 am
25 Jay St., 25 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Bar Bruce is an ongoing studio/bar project started in 2013 by artist Kyle De Lotto. De Lotto invites friends and family to socialize over new paintings, limoncello, Peronis, martinis, sangria, pistachios, Cape Cod chips and baked ziti.

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Exhibitions, Performance, Special Event

Anna Roberts Gevalt: DUMBO Sick Center

August 5, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Six Foot Platform, Washington Street & Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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DUMBO Sick Center is a pop-up sick cultural center—an experimental office offering resources, sick history, and songs. The project invites the audience to imagine a world where sick wisdom is honored and accessible, and the sick receive the care they need.

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Exhibitions, Performance, Special Event

Maureen Catbagen & Jevijoe Vitug: Abang-guard Street Museum

August 12, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Six Foot Platform, Washington Street & Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Abang-guard Street Museum is a participatory platform that enables the public to share their inner voice and creative expression via gallery format. Part workshop, part art space, Abang-guard will host and feature each piece made by the public. The platform museum provides an opportunity to showcase and uplift a diversity of voices while questioning what constitutes art and who can be an artist. Through democratic disruption, Abang-guard Street Museum empowers creativity while opening a wider field of access and authorship to the cultural production of…

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Exhibitions, Performance, Special Event

Weiyun Chen & Supatida Sutiratana for Midnight Project: SUPERTRASH

August 19, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Six Foot Platform, Washington Street & Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The issue of waste management has become a global concern, and the world’s waste production is increasing at an alarming rate. To address this issue, the SUPERTRASH project aims to create awareness about the importance of recycling waste and making trash valuable. The audience will actively participate in the exhibition by bringing in their own pieces of trash or using trash collected by the artist through different industries to create their own unique characters, joining in the creative and fun exploration of…

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Special Event, Workshop

Screenprinting with Mobile Print Power

September 3, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn, 1 Water Street
Brooklyn, 11201 United States
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What borders did you cross to get here? Who benefits from borders? How do borders shift and change us  and the Land we live in?  Explore these questions prompted by Nicholas Galanin’s In every language there is Land / En cada  lengua hay una Tierra in a series of hands-on screenprinting sessions led by the Queens-based collective Mobile Print Power (MPP). Using their participatory design methodology and portable silkscreen  printmaking carts, MPP will engage with communities in Corona Plaza, Queens, to co-create new graphic  works based on participants’…

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Special Event, Talk

Sovereign Futures: A Conversation About Land Use in New York City

September 14, 6:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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This conversation brings together three New York City-based artists and organizers who center Land and communality in their work. In Sovereign Futures, Alicia Grullón, Madjeen Isaac, and Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes will discuss how their artistic practices shape their relationship with Land while also being a tool for reimagining ways of living that prioritize housing, gardening, knowledge exchange, and other needs of their communities. Moderated by Gabriela López Dena, Associate Curator of Public Practice at Public Art Fund, the discussion will highlight the…

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Open Studios, Special Event

Fall Open Studios at Triangle

November 2
Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay Street, Suite 317 & 318
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Triangle for their Fall Open Studios on November 2nd, featuring current artists in residence: Paribartana Mohanty, Sari Palosaari and Yolanda Ceballos.

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Art Sale, Special Event

Lucky + Friends Holiday Market

December 2, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Usagi NY, 163 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, 11201 United States
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lucky & friends market is back for the holidays in December with a thoughtful curation of 20+ local artists selling prints, books, textiles, jewelry, toys, and more. The event will also fature games and a raffle with fun prizes. This market will be hosted on Saturday, 12/2, 12-5 PM at Usagi, NY, in collaboration with Art in DUMBO and DUMBO BID for their annual Shop the Studios event. In conjunction with the mini holiday market, there will risograph DIY workshops…

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Shop The Studios

December 2, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Now returning for its 3rd year, on December 2nd, 2023, 50+ artists will open up their studios for the afternoon with gift-ready art. In partnership with the Dumbo Improvement District X Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market. Remind yourself and register for the event here. Participating artists include: 20x200, 135 Plymouth Street #606A Abe Art Studio, 48 John Street Alejandro Caiazza, 53 Bridge Street, 412 April Hannah, 55 Washington Street #714 Bahar Behbahani, 55 Washington Street #256 Berdscarnival(Maraya Lopez), 70 John Street…

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Art Sale, Open Studios, Special Event

Smackmellon Fall Open Studios

December 2, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Smack Mellon on Saturday, December 2, from 1 to 6PM, for the first Open Studios with the 2023-24 Studio Artists: Gara Lonning Itzel Basualdo Kyoung eun Kang Madjeen Isaac mujero Yuchen Chang Javier María, Media Systems Manager Smack Mellon’s exhibitions will also be on view. Please note that masks are strongly encouraged in the lower level where the artists’ studios are located. From 12-5PM, visit our artists’ studios and others throughout the neighborhood for the 2023 edition of Shop the Studios! Organized…

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1. Exhibitions

Frank WANG Yefeng: The House of the Solitary

December 2 2023–January 28 2024

Smack Mellon

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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2. Exhibitions

Anne Wu: There Is No Far and No Near

December 2 2023–January 28 2024

Smack Mellon

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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3. Exhibitions

Arianna Santoriello: Growing Glorps; Wooden and Woven artwork

November 28 2023–January 19 2024

Superfine

Open: Tues, 2–10 PM; Wed–Sat, 12–10 PM; Sun, 11 AM–10 PM

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4. Exhibitions

Sandra Erbacher: Invasive Species; Of Natives and Strangers

November 18–December 17

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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5. Exhibitions

Marcia Neblett: Garden Drawings

November 18–December 17

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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6. Exhibitions

Tomoko Amaki Abe: A Hair’s Breadth 間一髪

November 18–December 17

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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7. Exhibitions

Colin Brant: Mountains Like Rivers

November 10–December 16

Platform Project Space

Open: Fri–Sat, 12–6 PM

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8. Exhibitions

VIVID

November 3–December 15

Klompching Gallery

Open: Wed–Sat, 11 AM–6 PM

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9. Exhibitions

Carla Williams: Circa 1985

October 11–December 9

Higher Pictures Generation

Open: Mon (By Appt.); Tues–Sat, 11 AM–6 PM

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10. Exhibitions

Michael Brennan: Floating Weeds

October 7–December 16

Minus Space

Open: By Appt. & Sat, 11 AM–5 PM

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11. Exhibitions

The Photography of Mike Spears

October 5 2023–March 5 2024

Aegir

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12. Exhibitions

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra

May 16 2023–March 10 2024

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Open: 6 AM–1 AM; Special Hours for Pier 2/5/6, Squibb Park & Bridge, Education Center, & Playgrounds

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First Thursday Gallery Walk

The first Thursday of every month, the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials for First Thursday patrons.

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