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AFC’s 2014 Guide to Bushwick Open Studios

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on May 27, 2014
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Let’s be honest; if you’ve been going to Bushwick Open Studios for the last couple of years, you’ve probably got some reservations about the event. By day, it’s a zoo of eateries and portable vintage clothing shops smattered with bits of performance art and artists listless in their studios; by night, it’s an enormous frat party. Slowly, but surely, the BOS listing website is starting to resemble the DUMBO Arts Festival open studios; lots of artists, most of them pursuing art as a hobby.

We know, because we’ve spent the last several days combing the website for studios we think worthy of visiting this weekend, so you don’t have to. Below is a list of studios we recommend. And if you want our unsolicited advice: get the job done as quick as you can, lest you get swallowed by a roaming frat party swarm.

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It’s Hot, and It’s Gentrifying: A Trip to Bushwick Open Studios

by Whitney Kimball on June 4, 2013
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If art’s a window-dressing to lure investment, then Bushwick’s yielding high returns.

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