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Explore Industry City
Apr 18, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm| Free
EXPLORE BROOKLYN’S BURGEONING CREATIVE BUSINESS HUB
MORE THAN 100 ARTISTS, MAKERS AND MANUFACTURERS AT INDUSTRY CITY TO OPEN STUDIOS TO THE PUBLIC
— One day only: Saturday, April 18th, 11am-6pm —
BROOKLYN, NY – March 31, 2015 – Following the success of their first open studios event, the artists of Industry City are joining with the property’s many artisanal makers and manufacturers to offer visitors an exclusive, inside look at their places of making: a wide range of artist studios, commercial kitchens and light industrial spaces.
In total, more than 100 of the creatives and innovators who are, collectively, breathing new life into the 100-year-old industrial complex, will open their doors to the public in this free, day-long celebration of art and the many forms of “making.”
The event will give the public the chance to meet many of the artists, makers and manufacturers powering Brooklyn’s creative renaissance and fast-growing maker movement. Visitors can meet a diverse group that includes painters, food makers, sculptors, fashion designers, photographers, furniture and lighting makers and distillers, and tour their workspaces. In many cases, visitors will see work not yet released or in the process of being produced.
“Creating art can be an isolating process. What’s unique about Industry City is that you can have the studio space needed within a vibrant and inspiring creative community; which is really the best of both worlds,” said painter John Corbett, who has had a creative workshop at Industry City since October 2014.
The first Industry City open studios event, which was held in April 2014, drew more than 3,000 people to the massive industrial complex along the historic Brooklyn waterfront in Sunset Park.
Printed guides to help visitors plan their tours and locate studios of particular interest will be available at the visitor center at 274 36th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Industry City is accessible by subway from the D, N and R trains and B37 bus via 36th Street. By car, visitors can take the BQE to 39th Street. Street parking is available nearby.
The event, which is free of charge, will run from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. Start at 274 36th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Aves).
To access a photo library of some of the spaces, click here.