: art spaces and galleries stay open late
Fri, Oct 16, 2015, 6-10pm
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
Norte Maar re-imagines the Beat Nite! For the 13th edition, Beat Nite sets its sights on a new part of Brooklyn featuring the artistic community of Gowanus! Beat Nite is the neighborhood-wide late night gallery hop recognized for putting Bushwick on the map. Join the throngs of art ponies who will ride out to discover the thriving art scene in Gowanus through a self-guided tour featuring 10 galleries and alternative art spaces.
Beat Nite Gowanus will be held on Friday, October 16, 6-10pm and is presented in collaboration with Arts Gowanus. This event is held in anticipation of Gowanus Open Studios (Sat + Sun, Oct 17-18). Beat Nite began in 2009 and has continued as a bi-annual event organized by curator Jason Andrew. Check the website for maps (coming soon). After party at Gemini and Scorpio Loft (255 Douglass Street) 10pm-12am.
About Beat Nite:
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, beginning in 2012 a special guest curator was invited to select just 10 spaces from the community’s many great offerings. In the fall of 2015, Norte Maar launched a new initiative with the Beat Nite program to feature new emerging artistic communities in Brooklyn and beyond.
About Arts Gowanus:
At Arts Gowanus, our mission is to nurture the vibrant creativity in the Gowanus neighborhood, working for a thriving, supportive, and affordable creative community. To do this, Arts Gowanus nurtures relationships between individual artists, arts organizations, and the broader non-art-focused community:
- Arts Gowanus organizes the Gowanus Open Studios event annually in October.
- Arts Gowanus cultivates supportive artist-to-artist relationships through monthly networking and business meetings, a workshop series, and artistic collaborations.
- Arts Gowanus connects artists to the greater Gowanus community through art events, business-artist collaborations, and community service.
- Arts Gowanus connects the world to the Gowanus community by organizing events to promote the arts in Gowanus and through sharing and promoting arts activities that are being organized by Gowanus artists and organizations.