Many people may know it better for its music lineup, but sprawling North Brooklyn indie-fest the Northside Festival also has an art program — and it’s looking for artists through tomorrow.
We decided to compile a list of some of the most notable street art from the area in 2011. This is not a comprehensive survey but a taste of some of the exciting work that has been appearing on the streets of our dear borough.
If you thought the recession stopped the architectural boomtown that is North Brooklyn, then you’ll have to think again. If Bushwick is getting all the buzz because of the art-borhood that is sprouting up there, the experiments in architectural verticality are happening a little west in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
Next year, Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods will have a new community center with the worst acronym known to humanity, North Brooklyn’s Town Hall and Community and Cultural Center (NTHCCC). The center will rise in the place of Engine 212, known as the “People’s Firehouse,” which was shuttered in 2002 because of the city’s money woes.
This fall there’s a lot to do in north Brooklyn, and we provided a run down of 10 local things we consider important to your “outside the white box” artistic diet.
In our effort to spread the love of art to all corners of the world, even to those who prefer their news printed and not virtual, we’ve started a monthly column in north Brooklyn’s The WG News titled Off the Wall, which will cover the area’s art world outside of the traditional gallery system.