GREENPOINT — More than 300 neighborhood artists will open their studios this weekend for an art crawl that will spotlight paintings, sculpture, film, photography and textiles.
Greenpoint Open Studios takes place April 30 and May 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. with parties, film screenings, art openings and other events.
Some highlights include the iridescent massive tapestries of Amy Browder (276 Greenpoint Ave.), the unsettling, disembodied collages of Eric Lee Bowman (960 Manhattan Ave.) or the brightly-hued photography of Rebecca Handler (67 West St.), according to a roundup from the Brooklyn-based curator Jason Andrew.
The art crawl was revived in the fall of 2014 by neighborhood artists and residents who decided to skip a 2015 event so they could move the timing to the spring this year, said Eric Lee Bowman, 34, one of the artists who helped bring the festival back to life.
"For 20 years, Greenpoint has had a big community of artists and we're kind of off the beaten trail, not being on the L train," he said. "We wanted to make an event to showcase all the artists in the neighborhood."
More information about Greenpoint Open Studios is available on its website or at several different "info hubs" throughout the neighborhood this weekend: Alter (140 Franklin St.), Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St), Java Studios (252 Java St), PencilWorks (61 Greenpoint Ave), Van Leeuwen (620 Manhattan Ave) A/D/O (29 Norman Ave).
You can download at a map of participating studios here.