On May 13 + 14, 2017, artists in DUMBO will open their doors to the public as a part of DUMBO Open Studios, giving visitors a rare look into studios and workspaces across the Brooklyn waterfront. Known for its high density of artist studios, artist residency programs, and art galleries, DUMBO has been the epicenter of Brooklyn’s art community since the 1970’s.
All professional visual artists living and working in DUMBO and Vinegar Hill are invited to participate in DUMBO Open Studios. Artists should commit to opening their doors for the duration of the event, 1-6 PM on Saturday, May 13 + Sunday, May 14, and are encouraged to engage with visitors about their artwork and studio practice.
Galleries and arts organizations are also welcome to participate in DUMBO Open Studios by holding open houses and extended hours throughout the weekend.
To be included in the DUMBO Open Studios online and print guides, please share basic information with us, including your name, address, contact info, short bio, and artwork images.
Please send your information via our online form by February 28, 2017, 11:59PM EST.
DUMBO, a neighborhood located between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, is Brooklyn’s epicenter of art and creativity. In the 1970’s, industry’s hold on the waterfront ebbed and the neighborhood became home to an artist enclave. Now the converted warehouses are home to many of Brooklyn’s most important artist residency programs and arts organizations, located alongside artists’ studios and workshops.
Tracing a path along Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO’s galleries bring the work of local, national, and international artists to the Brooklyn waterfront. With rotating exhibitions of emerging and established artists, special events, and performances, there is plenty to see in addition to the neighborhood’s Belgian-block streets, waterfront park, and unbeatable views.