Reserve now: five free art tours of Brooklyn this weekend

On the tour: the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center.

The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center.

It’s only Monday, but we wanted to tell you about a Brooklyn-wide gallery hop that Marty Markowitz has put together for this weekend. Five free buses will be doing loops around our artiest neighborhoods (Bay Ridge? OK cool), every hour on the hour from 1 to 6, on Saturday or Sunday, depending upon which area you’re browsing. Bring your wallet, if there’s anything in it, because docents will be stationed at the galleries and along the bus rides dispensing art-buying advice. See below for pickup spots, and make your reservations now—they want people to RSVP to this thing in advance or you might have to hoof it. Register by phone at 718-802-3530 or email smart@visitbrooklyn.org. You have to give your name, phone number or email, and specify which hub and time you want. You can only make reservations for two people at a time. 

BLUE LOOP (Saturday) Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint. Hub: Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, 135 Broadway (at Bedford)

RED LOOP (Saturday) Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene. Hub: MoCADA, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, 80 Hanson Pl. (at South Portland)

GOLD LOOP (Sunday) Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Red Hook. Hub: Brooklyn Borough Hall/Tourism Visitors Center, 209 Joralemon St. (Between Court and Adams)

GREEN LOOP (Sunday) Boerum Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope. Hub: Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Ave. (at President)

TOUR OF FOUR (Sunday) Not a loop, but a four-hour tour of Bay Ridge, Crown Heights, Sunset Park. Hub: Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Parkway (at Washington)

For the full list of participating galleries, click here to download the smART Gallery Tour PDF from VisitBrooklyn.