From the Pencil Factory to the Fowler Arts Collective to tons of individual artist studios, the Northside Art Festival’s Open Spaces proved that Greenpoint remains a calmer, more meditative home for artists in comparison with the bustling hipster streets of Williamsburg. While wandering around, I didn’t get the sense that I was taking in the most edgy, avant-garde art being made in New York, but I was still able to locate studios where amusing, wacky and beautiful art is created.
As the official group exhibition of the Northside Art Festival, Many Conversations was a multilayered dialogue between 26 artists who either live or work in North Brooklyn. Curated by Peter Gynd, the show aimed to formally introduce the local community of artists to each other and to their audience, in order to create exchange and encourage interaction.
This week’s Northside Art was a combination block party and studio crawl and here some of the many things I saw.
When going to the Northside Art Festival this weekend, remember that the art is not just in the galleries and open studios but some of the best art is on the streets of North Brooklyn.
A guide to some of the best events, exhibitions and studios to see at this week’s Northside Art Festival in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.