Beat Nite 9: All Stars
art spaces and galleries stay open late
curated by James Panero
produced by Jason Andrew
organized by Norte Maar
sponsored by Hyperallergic
Fri, Oct 25, 6-10pm
After party at English Kills, 10pm-12am
Beat Nite …the most underground, exciting, and fiercely independent pockets of the New York art world. -ARTINFO
Beat Nite… Best Neighborhood-Wide Gallery Nite. -L Magazine
This program is supported, in part,
by public funds from the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council
Jason Andrew and Norte Maar bring back the late night in Bushwick with a limited edition of Beat Nite, featuring just 10 art spaces selected by guest curator of the night, James Panero, art critic and Executive Editor, The New Criterion. Beat Nite: All Stars will be held Friday, October 25, and selected spaces will be open 6-10pm followed by a huge after party at the venerated English Kills Gallery. Beat Nite is sponsored by Hyperallergic with community support from Bodega Wine Bar and Heavy Woods. After party sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Beat Nite made its neighborhood debut in February 2009, featuring all of Bushwick’s alternative art spaces and galleries—at the time, only seven. The event grew into a biannual occurrence offering an awesome neighborhood-wide event that many have labeled “half art stroll, half bar crawl.” With over 50 galleries and alternative spaces now in Bushwick/Ridgewood, since 2012 Beat Nite has focused on a selection of the community’s many great offerings.
Beat Nite: All Stars highlights the new and emphasizes the alternative. Continuing these intentions we invited noted art critic James Panero to select spaces. Beat Nite: All Stars features just 10 art spaces and reflects his decision to include new spaces that have opened in the past year with some of the neighborhood’s veteran galleries: an “all star” lineup representing the art nexus of Bushwick / Ridgewood at its best.