The once dark and desolate area around the former 3rd Ward building is brightening up. Months after Livestream Public moved into 195 Morgan Avenue in May, Sugarlift is now up and running across the street, in a second building leased by Livestream. More →
When Bushwick’s DIY studio space and artist residence 3rd Ward abruptly shuttered its doors last October, members, teachers and students were left out in the cold. They were given a day’s notice to vacate and gather their belongings, and were notified via email that they wouldn’t receive any refunds for unused memberships or classes. Nearly a year later, former 3rd Ward teacher Robin Grearson is collecting data from members in order to find out just how much money they’re owed. More →
With 3rd Ward closing and General Assembly discontinuing its co-working space, it doesn’t seem like the greatest time to open a new workspace in the city. But that isn’t stopping Rena Tom from bringing her San Francisco-based Makeshift Society to Williamsburg. With 15 minutes to go, its Kickstarter campaign has surpassed its $30,000 fundraising goal. More →
DIYers, has the closing of 3rd Ward left you thinking, WTF?
Tonight, skill-share network Brooklyn Brainery — along with CourseHorse, 319 Scholes and dozens of other skill-share organizations and art and co-working spaces — await you with open arms at a free event sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Local author and writing workshop instructor Robin Grearson organized the informal networking mixer, “What’s Next? Creating Community,” so that members of the now defunct 3rd Ward — a long-standing creative education network that suddenly shuttered its doors on October 8th amidst much controversy — could connect in person. More →
The concept is kind of irresistible: a free dinner followed by a slideshow of local artwork. TheSlideluck Potshow [the former Slideluck Potshow has rebranded as just Slideluck] began in photographer Casey Kelbaugh’s backyard in Seattle in 2000, expanded to Amsterdam, Nairobi, Bogota and beyond, and it’s coming to Bushwick this Thursday. This year, it’ll feature the work of 25 Bushwick and East Williamsburg-based artists (their names are below), one of which will be selected for a solo show at the Living Gallery in October. Bring a homemade potluck dish and you’ll get two raffle tickets for goodies from local businesses. More →