Celebrate 50 Years of the Brooklyn Arts Council at “Alive With Art”

Mannahatta by Marela Zacarias. Photo by Jackson Tisi

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    Celebrate 50 years of advocacy for the arts in the borough with the Brooklyn Arts Council and an evening of food, drinks, and camaraderie.

    On May 18, the Brooklyn Arts Council will host “Alive With Art”, an event that will honor three community members who have supported cultural growth in Brooklyn. The honorees this year are Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, chairman of BAC’s board and president of the Pratt Institute; Futura, an influential graffiti and commercial artist whose work is featured around the borough; and Alloy Development, the Brooklyn-based firm behind the Brooklyn Children Museum’s Dumbo annex and The 2,000 Gallon Project, which brought trees to the streets of Gowanus.

    The 50th anniversary gala will take place at The William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg. Installed in the lobby of the hotel is Mannahatta – a site-specific artwork by Marela Zacarias. The Brooklyn Arts Council’s Arts Consultancy program helped to facilitate the lobby commission.

    The Brooklyn Arts Council has spent the last half century producing arts programming, arts education and artist services.

    Alive with Art will take place on Thursday, May 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be an after party from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

    For more information on this event or to purchase tickets, click here.

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