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Open Wide

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

This weekend, studios downtown and in Bushwick will open their doors to the public!  If you are tired to thumbing through enviable pictures of gondolas, champagne, and merchants in Venice, then poke through art in your own backyard!

Open Studios weekend at the Workspace Residency of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council opens Friday night and continues through Sunday.  Workspace is a nine-month studio residency program for 18 emerging visual artists and 8 emerging writers.  Our eyes are on Rachel Mason, David Kennedy Cutler, and SVA Summer Residencies alum Grayson Cox, but you can see all Workspace residents on their profile pages.

SVA Summer Residencies alum Grayson Cox on his participatory sculpture

Across the East River, Arts in Bushwick presents the seventh annual Bushwick Open Studios and Arts Festival, which includes over 500 individual studios, spaces, and shows involving thousands of artists.  “This free event invites visual artists, performers, musicians, designers, and the public to celebrate creative expression in one of the most vital arts districts in the world.”  Here are our top picks, in random order:

Image by Loren Munk

Rock Street 2013: Sculpture on Rock Street (featuring SVA Summer Residencies alum Carol Salmanson)

The Parlor Bushwick

Amelia Midori Miller and Augustus Nazzaro 

Storefront Bushwick 

Secret Project Robot

Fedele Spadafora

Svetlana Rabey  (another SVA Summer Residencies alum)

Epic Fail  (featuring a DJ set by Ian Williams of the band, Battles)

Maria Britton, Amanda Browder, Kristen Schiele

We Eat, We Are 

Danny Balgley 


Animamus Art Salon