Jed Lipinski’s recent article in the New York Times shed some light on the recent surge of gallery spaces here in Bushwick. Next Stop, Bushwick profiles the many independent spaces forming in the neighborhood, along with more established galleries moving into the neighborhood. Lipinski comments, “While Bushwick’s art scene is not new — cheap warehouses have been carved into bedbug-infested lofts for the better part of the last decade — it is turning a pivotal corner. In the last year, more than a dozen art galleries have opened in the industrial neighborhood, taking over rusty factories, Dominican botanicas and auto-parts stores.”
Norte Maar is proud to be one of the independents arts organizations that have helped create the neighborhood’s creative base. The community of galleries here have made way for spaces like Botanic Gallery, Interstate Projects, and those in the new 56 Bogart Building. We welcome our newest neighbors Luhring Augustine to their new space there as well!