Brooklyn, a culmination of creative minds from all over the world, supported by the city and its people, creative thinkers and doers alike have come together and have proudly built a community of exquisite taste, a culture of art and artists of all different kinds, and next weekend you can get a peek into this world and the processes along the way to creating this world of art, for free, on a tour of artist studios in Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Army Terminal.
On Friday September 19, from 6pm-10pm and Saturday, September 20, from 3pm-9pm, at the Old Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park there’s an open house, where free tours will be given of the massive two building site boasting over 85 studios on the waterfront. Non-profit chashama, along with the NYC Economic Development Corporation provided local artists with affordable subsidized studio space for almost 20 years, and you can get a look at all the art being made there for one weekend only.
The Army Terminal is home to all types of artists, from painters to sculptors, photographers and experimental mixed media artists, this is your chance to meet the local artists occupying the studio space, experience works in progress as well as finished pieces, and explore the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, the beautiful space featuring an atrium between the two buildings which seems strangely appropriate for its current use.
Explore the eclectic collection of studio spaces on your own, or pre-register online for a tour with the Municipal Art Society, which will inform you about the history of the building, neighborhood, and the art space. $10 for non-members, $5 for members. Enjoy a full day of art behind the scenes, and then take a stroll along the waterfront and watch the sunset, discover for yourself how the neighborhood got its name, you will not be disappointed!