Last weekend to see Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn, NY – Looking for something to do this weekend? Get artsy and take a 1.5-mile stroll along Atlantic Ave during the final days of Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave, NYC’s largest “art gallery.”

Curated by Arts Gowanus Executive Director Johnny Thornton, guest curators Clémence Mailly, Yvena Despagne and the Imagination Collective, Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave is a collaboration between Arts Gowanus, the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District and the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp.

Enjoy the works of 110 local Brooklyn artists in more than 70 merchant windows, on roll gates, tree beds, outdoor restaurant and construction walls, public spaces and in a few shops along Atlantic Avenue between Fourth Avenue and the waterfront. ArtWalk, which opened three weeks ago, closes this Sunday, November 1. Map of locations to see art HERE

“The art up and down Atlantic Avenue — from the vibrant street murals, to the photos on garden fences, the most intricate drawings and upcycled sculptures —is breathing a sense of hope and imagination into the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, and Downtown Brooklyn it connects. As an artist, I’m beyond excited that our local arts community collaborated with local merchants to use art to boost morale, especially now.” said Johnny Thornton, Executive Director, Arts Gowanus.

Created to support and celebrate local artists and businesses suffering as a result of the pandemic, ArtWalk is lifting spirits and bringing people back to Atlantic Avenue to connect the community and local merchants in a safe way.

During this final weekend, ArtWalk is planning some BOO-rific Halloween fun on Atlantic Avenue this Saturday. Many Atlantic Ave merchants are participating in the Halloween Pumpkin Hunt (www.halloweenpumpkinhunt.com) and will have pumpkins in their windows for little eyes to spy, and pop up entertainment to keep the day thrilling. Be sure to wear a costume and a Halloween mask to join in the excitement.

Highlights of Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Avenue include:

More than 110 Brooklyn artists exhibiting at more than 70 locations along a 1.5 mile stretch

Saturday October 31 – Halloween

Hunt for pumpkins in merchant windows as part of the Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

Halloween decorated windows and specials at local merchants

2pm “Thriller!” performance by James Gaines Creative Outlet, (www.creativeoutlet.org) song and spoken word by 14-year old Javier Gooden, and tap dance by Tamango Vancayseele at Gumbo 495 Atlantic Ave.

2 – 4 pm pop up “Thriller!” and Javier Gooden performances up and down on Atlantic Avenue

5pm – midnite Costumes, cocktails, hot cider and classic movies in the backyard at Hollow Nickel 494 Atlantic Ave

Sunday November 1

2pm – 4pm pop up performances by New York’s all women Afro-Brazilian Samba Reggae Percussion troupe Batala New York

All Weekend Long

Specials, entertainment and promotions at local merchants

194 Atlantic Ave windows (former Barney’s) group show of more than 25 artists

Hoyt Street Garden: Stoop Stories photo installation, a pandemic inspired collection of local stories

343 Atlantic Eye Smile, You Smile, a photo wall installation by artist Michael Ayuso that installation speaks to what we’ve missed during the pandemic — seeing each other’s smiles

357 Atlantic Ave “Upcycled” art made of found items created by 6 artists

396 Atlantic Ave abstracts by Susana Aldonado (in Humble House)

443 Atlantic Ave “Good Samaritan” heart mural by Hannah Robinette

509 Pacific Street (Hedrick Condominium more than 35 artists)

Directional sidewalk art stenciled by Samantha Dee pointing the way to art

Neighborhood Reflections, an expression of community voice through a display of eco-friendly graphic banners around tree beds.

Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Avenue can be enjoyed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Saturday October 17 through Sunday, November 1. ArtWalk is free and open to the public. Masks are required.

Smart signage enables a contactless, safe experience to discover participating artists, explore each block of Atlantic Ave, and engage with merchants.

For more information about Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave visit www.artsgowanus.org or @atrtsgowanusonatlanticave on Instagram.

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