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7th Annual Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk
May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm| Free
Announcing the official launch of the 7th Annual Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk. This year there will be fifteen artists working with a variety of visual media to present individual art projects in storefront windows. From 68th Street all the way to 84th Street on 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge, the event will feature artwork as varied as the participating businesses.
Join us on May 14th for the launch!
11AM: Maps distributed and a few words from our staff in front of CB10 – 8119 5th Ave.
11AM-1PM: Artists will be stationed at their partnered storefronts to talk informally about their projects. See the SAW in action!
1PM-4PM: Fundraiser and opening day party at The Owl’s Head wine bar (479 74th St off of 5th). Raffles from local businesses! Drinks from Red Hook Winery and Sixpoint Craft Ales! Music and more! 100% of the proceeds to benefit the SAW!
Participating Artists: Emily Bicht, Richard Vivenzio, Sophia Chizuco, Adam Douglas Thompson, Anujan Ezhikode, Ellen Coleman Izzo, Emma Osore, Frid Branham, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Joseph Shahadi, Kara Daving, Kate Rusek, Magali Duzant, Sean Sirota, Seema Pandya
SAW provides a nontraditional outlet for emerging and mid-career Brooklyn artists to create site-specific installation in storefront settings. Exploring a symbiotic relationship between art, community, and commerce, SAW raises awareness for the arts in the underserved neighborhood of Bay Ridge, while exposing audiences to contemporary art and celebrating local business. SAW commissions new work that is original and integrative, deriving from the storefront spaces both aesthetically and conceptual.