Art Events Calendar

This page includes several listings: upcoming and ongoing art events & calls for submission happening around Gowanus or featuring GOS artists.

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Gowanus Open Studios: October 21 - 22, 2017. Noon-6pm Saturday and Sunday. More info here.

We're hosting a Kick Off Party you won't forget! Join us October 20 at 7pm  at Brooklyn SolarWorks and The Cluster Gallery 
200 6th Street, Brooklyn, FREE and open to the public!

Don't miss our October 21 party at Gemini & Scorpio Loft from 6-10pm. Gemini & Scorpio Open House & Gowanus Open Studios Afterparty
6-10pm Afterparty, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP:

You'll have time before the after-party at Gemini and Scorpio Loft revs up to head to the Silent Auction & Garden Party: One Piece Per Artist GOS 2017 at 313 Butler Gallery from 6-9pm.

Finally, don't miss the GOS 2017 Closing Party at Threes Brewing on October 22 from 6-10pm.  333 Douglass Street - Open to the public! Cash bar.


Gowanus Darkroom

The portrait studio will be running all day and we're accepting appointments now, though we will also be accepting same day appointments.  Customers will be able to take home a wet plate portrait that day!  More info is available on our website, and here is a direct link:

Focus On The Flat Files

Kentler International Drawing Space:  353 Van Brunt Street
Rotating selections from the Kentler Flatfiles
On View: front gallery space through 2017

353 Van Brunt Street

Trestle Projects: Tracing Trajectories    400 3rd Ave.

Selections from the Hoggard/Wagner Collection  Tracing Trajectories, an exhibition of artworks by Jeffrey HargraveEsperanza MayobreCarlos MottaJoe OvelmanHunter Reynolds, and Heidi Schlatter from The Hoggard/Wagner Collection alongside recent works by these selected artists. 

On View: Sept 22-Oct 23

Objectify : A group exhibition

Trestle Gallery

850 3rd Ave. Suite

On view through November 3rd.

“Fact or Fiction: The Hand in Photography and Information

Participating Artists: Alex Golden, Ashley Hope, Brian Cavanaugh, Diana Schmartz, Fabian Tabibian, Judith Page, Kristen Woodward, Lauren Gohara, Leslie Roberts, Lester Merriweather, Lisa Dahl, Phillip Scarpone, Susan Crile, Will Lindsay; curated by Matthew Garrison.

CLUSTER GALLERY  200 6th Street

On View through Oct 29th

At The Invisible Dog Art Center:

ELEVATION by Anne Mourier

On view: October 7 - November 4


On view 24/7 on Bergen street between Smith and Boerum Place until end of December

Still on View in The Glass House: WHEELOCK by Abraham McNally

The Invisible Dog Art Center,  51 Bergen St. 

Pioneer Works  159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook

Second Sundays: September 2017  4 PM-10:30 PM

A free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education.
open noon to 6 Wed –Sunday

Tables of Content: Pioneer Works Design  Oct 8th – Nov 12th
Jo Broughton and Sarah SudhofAfter You’re Done… Sept 22 – Nov 12
Kenya Robinson, Doreen Garner White Man on a Pedestal  Nov 10-dec 17


440 Gallery
13th Annual Small Works Show
440 Gallery announces the Call for Entries for the 13th annual Small Works Show 2017. This national, juried exhibition celebrates the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale, in a broad range of media and styles. The exhibition will be on display in the 440 Gallery, Park Slope, Brooklyn space from Thursday, December 7, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Juror: Angel Bellaran


Art Slope 2017 Film Festival    Shorts in The Slope 
Go to the website to submit your short film for inclusion in the 2017 film festival
Currently seeking submissions for short films - so if you are a filmmaker - or know of a filmmaker who might be interested go to the website  

Gowanus Darkroom   160 7th St. Suite #212, Brooklyn  
After school programs    
Art Critiques weekly: go to website
Teen Darkroom Workshops: Taught by: Galina Kurlat 
Ages: 13-18,  Time: Tuesdays 4-7pmSeptember 5th – November 28th

Spoke The Hub spoke@spokethehub.orgStand Up and Dance
Open House and Free Sample Classes Sat & Sun Sept 9th and 10th
Fall Classes begin Sept. 11th

Trestle Gallery hosts open calls and residency opportunities for artists year round.  Residencies span both Gowanus and Sunset Park locations. Since they haveseveral different calls, be sure to read the open call descriptions.
Visiting Artist Residency  Upcoming cycle: January - June 2018  
Application deadline: Nov 1st, 2017,
$10 Application Fee

Trestle Art Classes  850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, 11232
Experimental Monoprint         Myra Kooy
Art From Intuition: Using Non-Traditional Printing Techniques With An Etching Press    Thursdays from 11AM - 2PM, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, Nov. 2, 9, 16
A three-part printing class,
Painting Studio with Caitlin Hurd, 5-Session Class, 10AM - 1PM
If you want to have guidance with oil or acrylic paint but have your own project in mind Open Painting Studio is the class for you. This five-session starts on Monday, Sept. 11th.
Intuitive Color with Melissa Staiger       6 Hour Class, 11AM - 5PM  starts Sept 24
Always wanted to know more about color mixing and how to train your gut to trust your intuition? This class is for you! 
Staiger also teaches Abstract Painting on Wednesday nights.

Check out Urban Glass


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