On June 18, the Arts Gowanus ArtWalk returns to the streets, parks and businesses of Atlantic Avenue, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy works from over 100 local artists in a self-guided tour of 70-plus locations in the community.
The second-annual showcase, created through the collaboration non-profit organizations Arts Gowanus, Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District and the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, will highlight the talent of Brooklyn artists while supporting local businesses along a 1.5 mile route extending from Fourth Avenue to the waterfront.
Building on its successful first year, which brought a sense of hope and renewal to the public amid the ongoing pandemic, this year’s event includes celebrations of key seasonal events, with curated displays of paintings, photography, drawings, sculptures and large installations built around Father’s Day, Juneteenth, Pride Month and more. A full map and announcements of specials and promotions from local merchants will be available at artsgowanus.org.
Some of the locations and experiences on view from June 18-26 are:
Adam Yauch Park (27 State Street): “My Father and Me,” a group exhibition featuring photographs of people with their fathers or father figures in celebration of Father’s Day.
Hoyt Street Garden (98 Hoyt Street): “Stoop Stories,” a documentary project that connects, supports and celebrates NYC neighbors through the power of personal storytelling.
The Brooklyn Commons (388 Atlantic Avenue): A pride-themed collection of photographs and videos from five LGBTQ artists exploring issues of queer community building, identities, anxieties and history curated by artist and educator Jan Rattia.
St Cyril’s of Turau Cathedral (401 Atlantic Avenue): “Brooklyn Blooms,” an outdoor exhibition of vinyl banners featuring street scenes and floral motifs created by over 20 artists.
The ExLax Building (423 Atlantic Avenue): “The Lost Sheep,” a mural inspired by the namesake parable, created by artist Hannah Robinett as a visual sign of encouragement, searching and hope.
Special, single-day events during the two-week event include:
Sunday, June 19 at 6pm, The Atlantic BKLN (333 Atlantic Ave): Celebrate Juneteenth with a journey into the depth and origins of rhythmic dance dancer Tamangoh’s urban tap “Jazzamazon,” featuring Lafayette Harris on piano, Hernan Jay Rodriquez on sax, Jennifer Vincent on bass and special surprise guests. Also included are photographs of tap and jazz greats by Karen Zebulon, and paintings on the theme by Tamangoh.
Thursday, June 23 at 8pm, The Atlantic BKLN (333 Atlantic Ave): Celebrate Pride month with Brooklyn Pride as the Atlantic Avenue LDC honors the organization with the second annual Atlantic Avenue Pride Award at an event hosted by artist Zenon TeaVee featuring comedians, singers, drag queens and more. This show is supported by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave will be located in more than 70 locations along Atlantic Avenue, between Fourth Avenue and the Waterfront. The Event will take place on Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, June 26 ~ 24 hours a day, 7 days-a-week!
ArtWalk is Free and open to the public. For the events at The Atlantic BKLN, tickets can be purchased Here.
ArtWalk is sponsored in part by Investors Bank, Collier West, Hollow Nickel, Optimum Health Physical Therapy, Why Not Art, and NYC Ferry. Media Sponsor: BRIC
By Subway: Nearby Stations are Hoyt Street 2 or 3, Hoyt Schermerhorn A, C, G walk south on Hoyt Street to Atlantic Avenue; 2,3,D,N,R,Q to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, walk west to Atlantic Avenue
By Bus: B63 and B61, also nearby B41 and B99
By Bike: There are 8 nearby Citi Bike stations
By Car: Parking is available at 200, 255, and 301 Atlantic Avenue and 333 Schermerhorn Street and other lots nearby. Street parking rules apply.
By Long Island Railroad: Atlantic Terminal stop, walk west to Atlantic Avenue
By Ferry: Take the South Brooklyn route to Brooklyn Bridge/ Park Pier 6 Atlantic Avenue