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Artist Taeko Kuraya speaks to visitors in her studio (all images courtesy Trestle)

Brooklyn’s biggest open studio events tend to be clustered in the borough’s north and central neighborhoods, from Bushwick and Greenpoint to Gowanus and Dumbo. But what of the vast studio complexes due south? This weekend, nine studio and exhibition spaces stretching from Red Hook to Sunset Park and Bay Ridge will open their doors to the public for South Brooklyn Open Studios.

Participating spaces include mainstays like Trestle, Tabla Rasa Gallery, and Pioneer Works, labyrinthine studio complexes like TI Art Studios, and comparative newcomers like Stand4. Just counting Trestle’s three spaces and the TI Art Studios, there will be more than 80 artists opening up their spaces to show (and sell) their work, so be sure to budget plenty of time and pack some snacks. And the itinerant, pop-up prone art organization Chashama will offer guided tours of its Sunset Park spaces. As ever with such sprawling events, the most rewarding experiences often await in the most distant places, so don’t forget about South Brooklyn Open Studios’ southernmost spaces, Stand4 and PrintSpace in Bay Ridge.

When: Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 12–6pm
Where: Various locations

Artist Heidi Yockey in her studio

More info at South Brooklyn Open Studios.

Benjamin Sutton

Benjamin Sutton is an art critic, journalist, and curator who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. His articles on public art, artist documentaries, the tedium of art fairs, James Franco's obsession with Cindy Sherman, and other divisive issues have...