BUSHWICK — Bushwick Open Studios offers a once-a-year chance for art fans from across the city to peer into the workspaces of hundreds of local artists — and step inside a "Vagina Truck."
Dozens of studios across the Bushwick and East Williamsburg will open their doors open between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and with corresponding art crawls and pop-up expos across the neighborhood.
Here's our round up of some of the weekend's highlights of the events, run by Arts in Bushwick.
Kickoff the weekend right by stopping in to see "Seeking Space," a group exposition with more than 200 artists and an opening bash, featuring all types of mediums. The party goes from 7 to 10 p.m. and the studio will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
► Art Walk Along Graham Avenue
The Graham Avenue Business improvement district invited artists to create installations for storefronts up and down the block. The artwork will be on display throughout the weekend in stores on Graham Avenue between Broadway and Boerum Street.
► Art Trucks: Outside of House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff
THIS WEEK @ House of Yes !! ~ TUE 🔮 The Poetry Brothel (8p) WED 🕺🏽 WTF Wednesday Party (10p) THU ❤ A Tribe Called Red (10p) FRI 👾 FOUR: Sci Fi Drama [Bushwick Open Studios] (7p) FRI ✨ Glitterati with Soul Clap (10p) SAT+SUN 🎨 Art Trucks [Bushwick Open Studios] (1-8p) SAT 💫 Gala Galactica (10p) SUN ✨ Art Afterhours [Bushwick Open Studios] (9p) . . Check houseofyes.org for all event info & tickets !! 📸: @bigntoasty // art truck painted by @wonderpussoctopus. . . All our Bushwick Open Studios events this weekend made FREE and possible by @perrierusa #PerrierFlavors
House of Yes gave seven artists box trucks to convert into mini studios that will be camped out in front of the venue during Bushwick Open Studios. Step into an immersive "Vagina Truck," a Velcro sumo wrestling ring, a "Rebirth room" and a Kaleidoscope Truck.
► Leslie Tucker, 119 Ingraham Street, Studio #208
Check out Leslie Tucker's layered works of art, often pleasant and alluring at first glance and unsettling upon closer inspection.
► Caleb Freese, 100 Bogart St.
6 years of drawings, of maps, buildings and nature in crazy layers. Add colorful paintings and that’s my show. You should come. #hoorayforyou . . . . #printmaking #paintings #bushwick #bushwickopenstudios #calebfreese @100bogart @strongropebrewery @gowanusprintlab @bonanzajelllybean @christopherjobs @printshoporg @ipcny @artbridge @rachelgladfelter
Caleb Freese will be in his studio at 100 Bogart St. showcasing his drawings that feature complex and intricate layers and maps.
► Natalie Weinberger, 1013 Grand Street, 4th floor
Check out the work of ceramist Natalie Weinberger in her Grand Street studio.
► Jen Durbin, 109 Ingraham St.
Experience sculptor Jen Durbin's 1,500 square foot, 7-sculpture installation based on drawings.
Artist Michael Alan will showcase his haunting and whimsical drawings at his studio at 566 Johnson during the day and by night, will the space will be transformed into an interactive and iridescently lit "Imaginitarium" where performers garbed in radiant costumes and body paint will put on a live improv performance while glowing under UV light.
Tickets are $20. There are two showings on Saturday and Sunday night from 9 to 11 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
To see a full run down of the events and studios open, visit the Arts in Bushwick website.