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Shop The Studios

December 2, 2023, 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, Special Event

Lucky + Friends Holiday Market

December 2, 2023, 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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Art Sale, Open Studios, Special Event

Smackmellon Fall Open Studios

December 2, 2023, 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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Exhibitions, Special Event

Instructor Showcase

December 7, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Creatively Wild, 98 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Creatively Wild Art Studio (98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) presents Instructor Showcase. Highlighting a few of their talented teaching artists. Each artist specializes in different mediums and teach a variety of kids,teen and adult classes in the studio. On view one-night-only December 7, 2023.

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Exhibitions, Special Event

Creatively Wild Instructor Showcase

February 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Creatively Wild, 98 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Creatively Wild unveils its first 2024 instructor showcase. Teaching artists from the studio present a diverse media of artwork and talents. Each artist offers classes where guest can learn their craft. Featuring Reed Oka-MacLaren, Joshua Sue-Ho, Tyler Scott, & Ty Peterson.

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First Thursday, Special Event

First Thursdays Gallery Walk

February 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO’s galleries stay open late for a night of art, gallery openings, artist talks, and live performance. Visitors enjoy incredible views of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges as they walk along the waterfront from one gallery to the next and can enjoy local drink specials at DUMBO stalwart Superfine. Free and open to the public!

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Reading, Special Event

Goddesses + Emaciation: Poetry Event

February 24, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In conjunction with her solo exhibition Goddesses + Emaciation Sylvia Netzer will present a poetry event at A.I.R. Gallery on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 3pm. Featured readers will include Annabel Lee and Christopher Knowles . To learn more click here.

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Special Event, Talk

Presentation with Shauna Steinbach + Ash Moniz; Listening Session with Ang Ziqi Zhang

March 2, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay Street, Suite 317 & 318
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Triangle for presentations and conversation focused on Triangle residents Ash Moniz (@ashmoniz) and Shauna Steinbach’s (@shaunasteinbach) newest work, followed by a listening and social space with Ang Ziqi Zhang (@ang.z.z). Due to building access protocols guests will need to check in at the entrance. Each presentation will begin promptly. Distance from Zero by Ash Moniz 5:00 PM Distance from Zero continues Ash Moniz’s extensive research into supply chain logistics, including “fieldwork” and interviews around the world, primarily at sea.…

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Exhibitions, Special Event

Creatively Wild Instructor Showcase

March 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Creatively Wild, 98 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Teaching artists from the studio present a diverse media of artwork and talents. Featuring: Nick Hill Leysan Nigmatova Mayana Torres Ty Peterson Food and Wine will be served for a social event to meet the artist. All work will be for sale as well as classes from the instructor.

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Special Event, Talk

Thrive Fest 2024

March 23, 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
BRIC Arts Media, 647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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BAC’s Thrive Fest is the first and only day-long symposium dedicated to increasing financial, professional, and wellness best practices for the over 17,000 creatives who call Brooklyn home.With a curated selection of funders, financial advisors and coaches, business leaders, and entrepreneurs,Thrive Fest attendees learn and exchange strategies, resources, and techniques for designing more lucrative and sustainable finances. Art activations and wellness installations woven throughout the day animate Thrive Fest with creative inspiration.Thrive Fest 2024 “Community Sound Bath & Cyphers” is…

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Performance, Special Event, Workshop

Performance: Singing to Sculpture: VOID

March 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Throughout the exhibition run of THRESHOLD, 2023–2024 Fellow Allison Halter invites the public to participate in a continuation of the ongoing project Singing to Sculpture. Using group tunings and Deep Listening techniques pioneered by Pauline Oliveros, Halter will encourage a non-verbal sonic exchange with the elements of THRESHOLD, charging them with a variety of sounds and opinions, and providing the participants a chance to express their thoughts and feelings about art outside the confines of language. This event will repeat…

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Performance, Special Event

Sunny Leerasanthanah: Contain Yourself

March 30, 4:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In conjunction with their solo exhibition, This is as far as I can take you, Smack Mellon presents a performance-driven presentation by the artist Sunny Leerasanthanah. As a performance, Contain Yourself narrates the process of creating a live and living archive while interweaving stories linked to the themes and contents of the exhibition. Using storytelling, projected images, time, text, and documentation, Sunny meanders through topics including accidental archiving, amateur camcording, fixations on ghosts, and how to convince the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services…

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Special Event, Workshop

Workshop: A Journey Through Traditional Chinese Water-Based Woodcut

April 6, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Step into the enchanting world of traditional Chinese water-based woodcut techniques in this immersive workshop. This hands-on experience will unveil centuries-old printing traditions. In conjunction with her exhibition Scab, 2023–2024 Fellow Xinyi Liu invites participants to explore the techniques of traditional Chinese water-based woodcut. The workshop will cover fundamental aspects, including historical context, material selection, carving methods, ink preparation, and printing processes on mulberry paper. Participants will experience traditional Chinese woodcut styles and unlock their creativity. No prior experience is necessary.…

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Performance, Special Event, Workshop

Performance: Singing to Sculpture: VOID

April 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Throughout the exhibition run of THRESHOLD, 2023–2024 Fellow Allison Halter invites the public to participate in a continuation of the ongoing project Singing to Sculpture. Using group tunings and Deep Listening techniques pioneered by Pauline Oliveros, Halter will encourage a non-verbal sonic exchange with the elements of THRESHOLD, charging them with a variety of sounds and opinions, and providing the participants a chance to express their thoughts and feelings about art outside the confines of language. This event will repeat…

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Open Studios, Special Event

Sharpe-Walentas Open Studios

April 12 - April 13
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, 20 Jay Street, Suite 720
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The artists of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program are pleased to invite you to our open studio event next month. Festivities kick off with a reception on Friday, April 12 from 6-9 PM, and continue on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14 with open studio hours from 1-6 PM. 2023–2024 Studio Program Artists: Simon Benjamin, Gaby Collins-Fernández, Joy Curtis, Luba Drozd, Danielle Gottesman, Jesse Greenberg, Carl E. Hazlewood, Esteban Jefferson, Mo Kong, Shaun Pierson, Shikeith, Elaine Stocki, Jason Stopa, Kevin Umaña, Kemar Keanu Wynter,…

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Open Studios, Special Event

Dumbo Open Studios 2024

April 13 - April 14

Artists across DUMBO and Vinegar Hill will welcome the public into their workspaces for DUMBO Open Studios on April 13 and 14, 1-6pm. Visitors will see work from artists who have worked in DUMBO for decades, as well as those participating in artists residency programs. Neighborhood cultural powerhouses will also host open houses, extended hours, and special events.

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Screening, Special Event

Dumbo Projection Project: Closing Show

April 13 - April 14

Enjoy this group show featuring all artists previously presented in each location of the Dumbo Projection Project! Front & Adams St: V1, V2 and V3 works by Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler, Kyoung eun Kang, and Nancy Sepe. {Total run time 34:12 minutes } Pearl Street Triangle: V1, V2 and V3 works by Josh Miller & Angela Fraleigh, Josh Klatt & Eliana Pérez, Tala Schlossberg, aricoco (Ari Tabei) and Jillian McDonald. {Total run time 31:13 minutes} Susan Smith McKinney Steward…

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Performance, Special Event

Workloop

April 13, 6:30 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On the occasion of the final weekend of Mo Kong’s solo exhibition, Swift Island Chain, Smack Mellon presents a performance activation of their installation by artists Fiel Guhit and Tianyi Sun. Continuing explorations from the duo’s recent works rooted in the experience of time in contemporary environments, Workloop connects to Kong’s work through the performance of repetitive labor. In dialogue with an autoregressive text to speech system performing as the “narrator,” Guhit and Sun enact the roles of administrators, laboring with the machines…

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Opening Reception, Special Event

Opening Reception: Fidelis Ayuwa Izekor, In Deep Manifestation

April 25, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Billie Elise NY, 145 Front Street, Shop 12
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Fidelis Ayuwa Amed Izekor JR (b.2001 in Ologbo, Nigeria; lives and works in New York, NY) is a multimedia artist best recognized for his oil paintings and drawings, which explore the profoundness of identity through portraiture to further examine different ways of visual storytelling. "Storytelling is one of the most important forms of connecting and understanding the world around us. In telling the stories of Black and Brown bodies, themes of identity, nationality, trauma, beauty, and society emerge. I paint…

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Screening, Special Event

PROTOTYPE 1.0: A night of video & short film

May 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Springs Projects, 20 Jay Street, Suite 311B
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In conjuction with their exhibition PROTOTYPE 1.0, Springs Projects will host a night of videos and short films curated by Tomas Vu. "Thinking through the relationship between objecthood and origin, the notion of the prototype can be engaged not only with the physical models but also with the modeling of ideas, concepts and dreams. First encountering Buckminster Fuller’s blueprint of the Dymaxion car, I became plagued with understanding the underpinnings of what comprises the artist’s vision, and the process of…

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Special Event

Reception: Eric Hibit, Color Over the Muntin

May 2, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Window, One Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A reception for the artist will be held in the lobby of 1 Main Street on May 2 from 6:30-8pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Known for his meticulous paintings made with countless dots of acrylic paint, New York-based artist Eric Hibit explores a bold new direction with a cut paper installation made specifically for Main Window Dumbo. To produce Color Above the Muntin, Hibit draws upon another of his established practices: ink painting from nature.…

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Special Event, Talk

Meet the Artist: Ann Schaumburger

May 19, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Throughout the exhibition run of New Work, artist Ann Schaumburger will be at the gallery on select days from 3–6pm to talk to visitors and answer questions about her work. RSVPs are not required. Just drop in!

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1. Exhibitions

Mimi Biyao Bai: More-than-Self-Defense

May 25–June 23

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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3. Exhibitions

Susan Stainman: In The Family of Things

May 25–June 23

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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4. Exhibitions

Closing Soon

Art Ready: Selected Work from the Artist Mentorship Program 2024

May 22–May 26

Smack Mellon

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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5. Exhibitions

Closing Soon

Megan E Weber-King: What the MUCK; (Muck) Diving in Laha, Ambon

May 2–May 26

Gallery Gaia

Open: Sat–Sun, 2–7 PM

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7. Exhibitions

Spring Awakening from Cuba!

May 2–June 20

Cuban Art Space

Open: Wed–Sat, 12–6 PM; Sun–Tues By Appt.

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8. Exhibitions

Closing Soon

Martin Parr: Fashion Faux Parr

April 18–May 31

Janet Borden, Inc.

Open: Tues–Sat, 11 AM–5 PM

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9. Exhibitions

Eric Hibit: Color Above the Muntin

April 18–June 13

Main Window

Open: 24 Hours

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