Closing Bell: Bushwick Open Studios Happens Next Weekend

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    It’s that time of year again: Bushwick Open Studios, one of the largest open studio events in the country, kicks off on Friday, June 5 and runs through Sunday, June 7. The event, organized by Arts in Bushwick and now in its ninth year, is a chance for anyone to visit artists in their studios, see new work and learn more about the arts community in Bushwick.

    In addition to open studios, several events take place throughout the weekend. The launch party and Seeking Space exhibition — the official group show of the open studio event — begins at 8 pm on Friday, June 5 at Be Electric at 1298 Willoughby Avenue.

    The family-friendly Community Day event takes place on Saturday, June 6 starting at 11 am at Maria Hernandez Park. There will be visual arts, dance, hip hop, spoken word, theater, performance art and more.

    The closing party will take place at 110 Troutman Street in conjunction with Cinema Sunday, which will present two short film programs of movies made by local artists. Afterward, the closing festivities will begin. The organizers left plenty of time for this event — it’s scheduled from 2 pm to 2 am.

    As for the artist studios around which the whole thing revolves, they are generally open from noon to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday, though times vary with each artist. A map of the studios can be picked up at designated spots and there is a mobile app that will help visitors navigate from studio to studio.

    The photo at top shows an event called Sticker Club that took place during Bushwick Open Studios last year. More information about the open studios, various events and participating artists can be found on the Bushwick Open Studios website.

    Photo by This is Awkward

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