The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is pleased to announce it will once again present its popular self-guided annual ArtWalk along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront from May 20 through May 28, 2023.
Discover new, and established, local artists whose works will be displayed in windows and inside the charming shops, galleries, salons, restaurants, pubs and other businesses along Atlantic Avenue together with special events and talks.
Explore and enjoy the creativity, vibrancy and originality of Brooklyn-wide artists that has become synonymous with the borough’s name Brooklyn! Enjoy Spring while nurturing and expanding your appreciation, and collections, of works by dynamic artists.
This nine-day springtime self-guided 1.5 mile stroll through the Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk includes two full weekends, is accompanied by its ArtWalk 2023 Walking Tour Map and Guide, and is free and open to the public rain or shine. Check out our dedicated website page and QR Code Square for up to date information on participating venues, art talks, demonstrations, street performances, and more.
Visitors will travel along the avenue, and its immediate side streets, through its enchanting historic neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and downtown Brooklyn.
Howard Kolins, Acting Executive Director of AALDC added, “Atlantic Avenue, from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront, is home to more than one-hundred and fifty carefully curated shops showcasing a wide-range of unique and timeless items, and restaurants — many that also have outside dining.”
ArtWalk festivities will include a unique exhibit of paintings and photographs of Endangered Species by children and adults; along with talks in cooperation with the Wild Tomorrow Fund. Other highlighted exhibits include photography by Professional Women Photographers (PWP) and paintings by the Brooklyn Watercolor Society.
“We are especially excited this year to include two special exhibits, ‘Endangered Species’ and ‘American Album,’ which exemplify the ability of art to stimulate thought and discussion, and bring about change,” explained this year’s AALDC board member and ArtWalk Committee Chair, Karen Zebulon.
Sponsors include: Collier West, The Dorothy Kay Estate, Hollow Nickel, SaveMor Digital Printing, and Why Not Art?
Produced by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp. (AALDC), a not for profit whose mission is to further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront. The AALDC produces the Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the waterfront to be held this year on October 1, 2023.
Directions: By Subway to Atlantic Avenue/Barclays or Borough Hall or Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street or F to Bergen Street. Or NYC Ferry to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6/Atlantic Avenue. LIRR to Atlantic Avenue/Atlantic Terminal. By Bus includes B41, B61, B63 and B99; By Bike: There are at least 8 nearby Citi bike stations; By Car: Parking is available at 200, 255 and 301 Atlantic Ave and 333 Schermerhorn Street and lots nearby. Street parking rules apply. By Long Island Railroad: Atlantic Terminal stop, walk west to Atlantic Avenue.