Near the Jefferson stop this past weekend, chalk arrows on the sidewalks pointed to “art and beer,” leading the way to small gatherings in Ridgewood community gardens and parked moving vans filled with art. This could only be one thing: Bushwick Open Studios had returned for its 11th annual installment.

Off of the Morgan stop, there was a smattering of stuffed felt pigeons on the sidewalk. On an adjacent building, graffiti stated: “Pigeons kill yuppies.” I asked Ms. Mother Pigeon if she had scaled the building and tagged it, but she said no. All yuppies appeared alive and well. 

To see a directory of artists who opened their doors this year, visit Arts in Bushwick. To hear from them and see some of their work, play our video, above.