Spotted in Bushwick: Artist Sharon Butler and art bloggers meet at Bushwick’s Pocket Utopia back in 2009 (photo by Hrag Vartanian)

Hyperallergic has always kept its finger on the pulse of Bushwick’s growing art scene. We’ve brought you posts about which spaces you probably haven’t heard of yet, musings from the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios and a even useful guide to the best bar and gallery pairings in the neighborhood, to name just a few.

In the last few years, nonprofits like Momenta Art and  Nurture Art also made recent moves to Bushwick, galleries like Interstate Projects have emerged and more artists have moved into the area and in the process solidifying the area as a hub for emerging artists.

This Thursday, Hyperallergic editor, Hrag Vartanian, who is no stranger to Bushwick, broadens the discussion as he moderates the “Confronting Bushwick: A Discussion on the Nature and Future of the Bushwick Art Scene” panel at Bushwick’s Bogart Salon, one of the galleries in the burgeoning 56 Bogart Street art building.

Hrag will head a panel of four Brooklyn art gurus who will weigh in on the Bushwick buzz and what direction it’s moving in.

Guests panelists include Deborah Brown, artist and owner of StorefrontBushwick gallery, Thomas Burr Dodd, owner of Brooklyn Fireproof, culture writer Carolina A. Miranda of C-Monster fame and Marco Antonini, the gallery director of Nurture Art.

Doors open at 6pm and the panel kicks off from 7pm – 9pm. Don’t miss out on this sure to be lively conversation!

The Bogart Salon is located at 56 Bogart Street (Bushwick, Brooklyn), across from the Morgan stop on the L train. To RSVP for this event email bogartsalon [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Liza Eliano is Hyperallergic’s editorial assistant by day, and bad TV fanatic by night. She recently graduated from Barnard College with a BA in art history and a newfound love for girl power. She was...