Greenpoint Open Studios
Oct. 3-5, various locations in Greenpoint
Greenpoint’s yearly studio crawl hasn’t quite reached the frenzy of its Bushwick counterpart, but it’s growing. This year, after the Oct. 3 opening party at Dirck the Norseman, 265 artists will open their studio doors to show off their painting, jewelry, ceramics, video art, photography, sculpture, and more. Grab a brochure at the launch party or at “hub” locations like The Diamond, Cafe Grumpy, and Fowler Arts Collective. The wrap party takes place at TBD on Oct. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Art in Odd Places
October 9 to 12 along 14th Street from Avenue C to Hudson River
For 10 years, this annual happening has brought outdoor art, performances, and general weirdness along 14th Street. This year’s theme, “Free,” will be explored via 62 projects including an Edward Snowden statue (shown above), a protest-song karaoke party, and the bearded lady of Coney Island in wedding drag. If that sounds too esoteric, artists will also be giving out symbolic but still delicious hot dogs and tostones. Check out a map of all of the ongoing activities here.
Exchange Rates: The Bushwick International Expo
October 23-26; various locations in Bushwick
At this artist/curator-produced art fair (sorry, “exposition”), Bushwick galleries like Storefront Ten Eyck, Theodore:Art, Norte Maar and Parallel Art Space will exhibit alongside galleries from the West Coast (Seattle, Los Angeles) and from all over the world (Zurich, Beijing, Glasgow, Berlin, London, etc.). In addition to shows around the neighborhood, there’ll be welcome drinks and an afterparty at Alaska bar, panel discussions and workshops, and, on Oct. 24, a special version of Beat Nite, the recurring Bushwick gallery crawl produced by Norte Maar and Jason Andrew. Check the website for the full lineup an Uber code for a ride out to the fair, er, exposition.