Bushwick Open Studios Boasts More Than 600 Shows This Weekend

By Paul DeBenedetto on May 30, 2014 6:42am 

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 The annual arts festival is now in its eighth year and includes galleries from Bed-Stuy to Ridgewood.
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BUSHWICK — Art aficionados will find a lot to love in Brooklyn this weekend, as the eighth annual Bushwick Open Studios highlights more than 600 shows from artists and musicians across the neighborhood.

The three-day arts festival sponsored by local nonprofit Arts in Bushwick showcases the neighborhood's local art scene and covers three square miles of Bushwick, spilling into parts of Bed-Stuy and Ridgewood with a total of 616 shows.

The annual studio crawl includes some brand-new galleries, like Odetta, at 229 Cook St., which features work from Joe Amrhein, Rob de Oude, Enrico Gomez and Markus Linnenbrink for its inaugural exhibition on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In order to limit the number of participants in the growing festival, organizers this year announced that only artists who could prove they had a year-round Bushwick presence would be able to participate.

Despite those guidelines, this year's festival is the largest in its eight-year history, a spokeswoman for Arts in Bushwick said.

The festival's opening night party is on Friday at Radio Bushwick, 22 Wyckoff Ave., with performances from Silverteeth, Culture Vulture, Life Sized Maps, Star Rover and Broke MC.

For a full directory of shows, click here.

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