Coney Island Mermaids photo to display for ArtWalk at Gumbo at 493 Atlantic Ave in Boerum Hill
Photograph by Barbara Habenstreit (http://barbarahabenstreit.com)
Sat., June 4th and Sun., June 5th: Atlantic Avenue is one of the best shopping and art districts in South Brooklyn. ArtWalk is a self-guided tour of open artist studios, area exhibitions, public art projects, special events for adults and kids, and local merchants hosting promotions.
ArtWalk includes artists across all media, participatory events, film, public art, live music, and activities for families and children of all ages. Visitors can enjoy exhibits, view and buy work, meet the artists and sample the avenue’s restaurants, shops, and bars. Area restaurants and bars offer special rates to ArtWalkers throughout the weekend.
Saturday, June 4: ArtWalk Block Party on Nevins Street between Atlantic and Pacific, featuring live music, food, art activities, performances, and more.
Sunday, June 5: Family activities and creative kid programming at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 in the afternoon.
Be sure to visit the News and Events page to see special ArtWalk programming with their cultural partners, including:
- Roulette Brooklyn’s MUSICIRCUS, a sneak peek at the Avenue’s new performance venue and cornucopia of performances
- Free classes, open house, and “From Baroque to Hip Hop” costume exhibit at the Brooklyn Ballet
- A children’s art workshop with artists and curators Steven and William Ladd at The Invisible Dog
- A soapbox stage performance at Micro Museum
- Print demonstrations and open houses at Axelle Fine Arts and Flavor Paper
- Nu Hotel’s ArtWalk weekend complimentary reception
- ArtWalk 2011 Restaurant “Weekend”
Begin ArtWalk from one of the following locations or from any stop along the tour route. Look for the red flags and information tables on Atlantic Avenue for additional artist, event, and promotions offered by merchants, bars, and restaurants this weekend.
To learn more about Atlantic Avenue history and many locations featrured on the tour, download this full color guide from Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association.
The Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk is produced by: Colab Projects and Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, and Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association. ArtWalk 2011 is made possible in part with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Artwalk Tour Maps:
Tour literature and maps will available at all participating locations en route. You can also view the ArtWalk 2010 tour map here.
For email updates:
Click here to sign up for the ArtWalk mailing list.
We will be sending event announcements, Brooklyn artist news, and updates once portfolios and ArtWalk2011 tour maps are available.
2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Avenue/BAM Station
B, Q to Atlantic Avenue/BAM Station
N, R, M, D to Pacific Street/BAM Station
A, C, G to Hoyt/Schermerhorn Station
F, G to Bergen Street Station
2, 3, 4, 5, M, R to Court St/Borough Hall Station