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Installation view, Dakota Sica, “X AMOUNT” (2014), Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Greenpoint Open Studios is an annual event offering an intimate look at the diverse and thriving art scene in North Brooklyn. This year, 265 artists opened their doors for two full days in locations spread across the neighborhood. For many participants this event was a chance not only to meet potential patrons and art enthusiasts but also their fellow artists next door. Works on view ranged widely, from painting and sculpture to textiles and floral design.

Studio spaces were equally varied — some artists make due in a space the size of a closet, while others enjoy comparatively gargantuan lofts. Many were prepared with beverages and snacks for visitors while others simply continued work as usual, allowing guests a unique look at their process.

Detail view, Dakota Sica, “X AMOUNT” (2014), Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Patrick Neill’s studio at Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Patrick Neill’s studio at Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Simone Laverne’s studio at Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Dakota Sica’s studio at Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Studio of floral designer Rhonda Violet Zuri Suri Smith, Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Installation view, Java Studios Gallery: Group Show, Java Studios, 252 Java Street (Left to right: Avital Burg, Steven Page, Tammy Rose, Yne Leal)

Guests gather around an impromptu video viewing in photographer Teresa Morani’s studio, Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Magda Mortner’s studio at Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Oil paintings in Robby Rose’s studio at Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Underpainting for a work in progress by Robby Rose, Java Studios, 252 Java Street

Installation view at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, 67 West Street

Heather Guertin’s Studio at 67 West Street

Installation view, “Post and Lintel” show at Calico, 67 West Street

Works by Elana Adler in her studio at 67 West Street

Books of works by photographer Caroline Burghardt in her studio at 67 West Street

OMG Webcats prints by Scott Chasse at Calico, 67 West Street

Greenpoint Open Studios, of which Hyperallergic was a media sponsor, took place October 3–5 at various venues throughout Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Michael Groth

Michael Groth is a designer and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work can be found online at michaelgroth.co and mikegroth.tumblr.com.