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Inside the Bushwick studio of Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao at 56 Bogart (photo Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic)

This weekend, get ready for Bushwick Open Studios, a three-day, “open to all” festival celebrating artists in Bushwick. The festivities begin on Friday, going through Sunday, currently with about 180 registered artists. However, because of the number of group shows at galleries and local businesses and collectives, it’s safe to assume that there will be over 250 artists participating this year, according to a press representative for the event.

The open studios will host block parties, art shows, art sales, and more. Some notable events are listed below:

Bushwick Open Studios 2018 (image courtesy Arts in Bushwick)

  • Pine Box Rock Shop will host the Grattan Street Performance Art Block Party on Saturday from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. A number of artists will be performing, including the L-Train Brass Band.
  • On Sunday, the Brooklyn Cider House in Bushwick will host an art show, live art, a print sale, and cider tasting from 2–5 pm. The Owley Collective is curating the works on display, with art by Kat Lam, Morgan Winter, Nicole Mourino, Leah Tacha, Nubian Artwork, and Nazu Oyasumi.
  • Artist Nina Veiseh will have an interactive art installation called Falling Up: Three Mountains of Our Time at Beyond Studios NYC. The opening reception is on Friday from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, and the installation will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 12–5 pm.
  • Also on Friday night is an Artist Mixer/Opening Party at Art During the Occupation Gallery for Sharilyn Neidhardt’s Supermassive Black Hole “painting solo.”

While the full map and schedule has not been released yet (it is a volunteer-run event), there are sure to be a number of events to choose from throughout the weekend. Until then, keep an eye on the Arts in Bushwick website for more details.

When: Friday, September 28–Sunday, September 30
Where: Multiple locations in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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