A press release from Arts in Bushwick paints the broad strokes for this year’s Bushwick Open Studios, coming June 5-7. There aren’t many details just yet, but there’s always a ton to do aside from gawking at artists’ workspaces. Our itinerary last year included a concert by Broke MC and Life Size Maps, a rooftop dance party at House of Screwball and a live painting contest at EXIT Room, all in the same night.
Here’s the scroop, straight from the horse’s mouth.
Arts in Bushwick presents Bushwick Open Studios, June 5 – June 7, 2015
BROOKLYN, May 7, 2015 – Bushwick Open Studios 2015 (BOS) is the ninth installment of Arts in Bushwick’s (AiB) annual festival, celebrating the vibrant arts and culture hub of Bushwick, Brooklyn. This all-inclusive three day event offers visitors the opportunity to peek inside the studios of local visual artists, performers, musicians, and designers. BOS spans the breadth of Bushwick and includes sections of East Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Ridgewood.
Guests will have the opportunity to plan their itinerary through the revamped artsinbushwick.org and the AiB mobile application. Detailed profiles of participating artists, including images of their work, can be found in the online artist directory. Printed maps and event calendars will also be available at designated hub locations throughout the area.
BOS ’15 Hubs include: Panapoly, Studio 301, SHWICK, Outpost, Allison Eden Studios, Cobra Club, The Buggy House, Tony’s Pizza, Wilson’s, Norte Maar, Outlet, I.M.A.G.E. Gallery, and PBRS
On Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, artists’ studios will be open from 12-7pm. In addition to group exhibitions, performances, and programming produced by various independent organizations, AiB will host three official BOS events throughout the weekend:
BOS 2015 Launch Party and Seeking Space Exhibition
Presented by Tumblr
Be Electric, 1298 Willoughby Ave.
Friday, June 5, 8pm
Bar provided by Pine Box Rock Shop. Beer from Brooklyn Brewery, with drinks and mixers from Bruce Cost Ginger Ale. Digital photo-booth from the BOSCO. Now celebrating its 6th year, Seeking Space, the official group art show of Bushwick Open Studios will be hosted at Be Electric, one of Bushwick’s premier photo studios and venue spaces. The event will kick off with the BOS 2015 Launch Party on Friday, June 5.
Seeking Space is curated from a pool of open-call submissions, attracting international and local talent in a variety of mediums. The exhibition will remain on view for the duration of the festival, Saturday, June 6 – Sunday, June 7, from 12-7pm.
BOS 2015 Community Day
Presented by Blick Art Materials
Maria Hernandez Park
Knickerbocker Ave. at Starr St.
Saturday, June 6, 11am – 4pm
Produced with generous support from Blick Art Materials, Community Day is a family-friendly event for neighbors and visitors to learn more about the Bushwick community, and the many valuable services and programs that local organizations offer. Coinciding with the opening of the Bushwick Farmers’Market season, this year’s event focuses on the intersection of Arts & Wellness.
Featuring visual art, agriculture, dance, hip-hop, spoken-word, theater, yoga, performance art, music, and much more, it is the goal of AiB to provide a space for Bushwick community organizations, artists, individuals, and not-for-profits to showcase their incredible talents and programs through interactive projects during Bushwick Open Studios.
*In case of rain Community Day will be held at Hope Gardens Community Center, 422 Central Ave.
BOS 2015 Closing Party and CinemaSunday
Presented by New Amsterdam Vodka
25-29 Thames Street
Sunday, June 7, 5pm-1am
Bar provided by Pine Box Rock Shop. Beer from Sixpoint Brewery, with drinks from New Amsterdam Vodka. Appetizers provided by Mominette and Bushwick Bakery.
For the third year, Cinema Sunday, Bushwick Open Studio’s resident film showcase, will present an evening of two innovative short film programs, screening movies that have been featured in nation-wide showcases, now, in the very community they were created. After the screenings, guests will gather with neighbors and fellow artists to celebrate the closing of BOS 2015.