Discover a World of Art Hidden Among the Century-Old Industrial Buildings of Gowanus

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For a behind-the-scenes insider tour of one of Brooklyn’s biggest art communities, head down to the banks of the Gowanus Canal this weekend.

Collage artist and tour guide Rich Garr will talk about the history of the neighborhood from the 1600s to the present day, point out hard-to-spot street art and noteworthy graffiti and murals, and reveal galleries and art studios.

Participants will get a chance to chat with curators, artists and gallery owners and “see and hear about the latest art and issues straight from those who work along this infamous Superfund canal every day,” and their influences, according to the tour writeup.

Between destinations, tour goers will also get to hear music that’s “relevant to the art and neighborhood.” The tour, hosted by the New York Adventure Club, will focus on underground and unsung talent and art in all forms.

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Tickets for the event are $25 to $29. The tour will meet at the Whole Foods Rooftop Bar at 214 3rd Street at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 29th. The tour will run until 3:30 p.m.

For more information or to buy a ticket for the tour, click here.

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