Greenpoint Open Studios Returns After Three-Year Hiatus

Greenpoint Open Studios logo Photo via Facebook.

After the success of this year’s Bushwick Open Studios, community organizers in neighboring Greenpoint have decided to bring back their own open studio tradition, which went on hiatus in 2011.

According to DNAinfo, the event will take place on October 3–5—a couple weeks before Brooklyn’s other major open studios event, Gowanus Open Studios—with a kickoff party on Friday night and a wrap-up event on Sunday. The chief organizer is Jen Galatioto, owner of Greenpointers.com, who previously assisted in coordinating the neighborhood-wide open studio event before it went on hiatus. In the vein of Bushwick Open Studios, visitors will be invited to drop by an array of artist studios, which will be marked on a free map.

Greenpoint is known for being a tight-knit community, and while it often gets lumped in with Williamsburg and Bushwick, the area has a vibe all its own. “[Open Studios] connects people to the neighborhood,” Galatioto said. “They go around to places they haven’t been to before.” She added that, as a precaution against another sudden demise, she is creating Greenpoint Open Studio Group, a more structured organization that she hopes will make planning, fundraising, and other endeavors easier to manage. Artist submissions are currently being accepted via the event website.

 


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