DUMBO Arts Festival
I went to DUMBO art festival few weeks ago. My first impression was tens, thousands of people. So many families, kids, young people, old people.
There are outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and projections, visiting artists in their studios or making murals on the street, dancers, poets as well as performers throughout the neighborhood, on street corners, and in the park.
Many people and many events. It was like an art Disneyland! Here are some photos I took.
I went to Chasama Open Studio at Brooklyn Army Terminal. I have never heard of Chashama. But it seems very unique art organization.
According to their home page, chashama partners with real estate professionals, receiving in-kind contributions of properties that are converted into highly subsidized studios, galleries, event and performance venues that artists at any stage of their career can afford.
By making use of real estate-in-transition, chashama brings culture, new audiences, economic activity, increased foot traffic to local businesses, and life to surrounding areas. This combination has made chashama a major force in the now vibrant creative-placemaking movement.
Here are some of the artists’ works from Open Studio.
chashama Open Studio, entrance wall