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.
A guide to some of the best events, exhibitions and studios to see at this week’s Northside Art Festival in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
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.
This year’s Northside Open Studios (formerly Greenpoint Open Studios) benefited from the publicity associated with the major north Brooklyn art, film and music festival, but what it didn’t have was the art world buzz that the Bushwick Open Studios enjoys after years of promotion. I personally think north Brooklyn is big enough for two major open studio events and, in my opinion, any opportunity to discover new talent or see artists in their natural habitat is more than welcome.
It’s difficult not to compare the Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) of two weeks ago and Northside Open Studios (NOS) this past weekend. Where BOS felt like a small, tightly knit group of art world wanderers, NOS was more dispersed; more approachable, yet also more isolated. Still, there were some great shows to see and studio buildings to check out. Here are my impressions through a photo essay and commentary.
As part of the Williamsburg Walks and this weekend’s Northside Festival, our favorite north Brooklyn migrating gallery, the Ugly Art Room, set up shop on Bedford Ave with what they are calling Opening Rejection.
Our office is open all weekend (12–6p) for the Presents: Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ exhibition, which is part of L Magazine‘s massive Northside Festival in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.
This Friday kicks off a pretty epic weekend in Williamsburg. Along with the Northside Festival, Northside Open Studios will showcase our neighborhood’s art community, from artist’s studios to gallery shows and guerrilla events. Here are our picks for what not to miss.
In his month’s WG News, Hyperallergic devotes its “Off the Wall” column to our picks for what to do and see during this upcoming weekend’s Northside Open Studios.
Seven weeks ago, Hyperallergic began collecting Mail Art for our Mail Art Bulletin. Now, we are super excited to announce a new leg of our Mail Art project!
In tandem with Northside Open Studios, Hyperallergic will be curating a Mail Artshow from June 16-19.
Attention all neighborhood artists! Northside Open Studios is hosting a meet and greet from 7:30 to 10:30 pm this Tuesday night (April 26) at Brooklyn Brewery in preparation for the Northside Open Studios (NOS) bonanza coming up in June. Mix and mingle with fellow artists and curators, plus grab a complimentary local beer.