The 17th annual DUMBO Arts Festival is a three-day FREE public event celebration of art, music, and performance that took place over the weekend (Sept. 27-29). Each year it seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
Visitors can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and large scale projections. They can also visit artists in their studios,help make murals on the street, or watch dancers, poets and actors on street corners throughout the neighborhood. While the main events end earlier, the projections can be seen through midnight all three nights.
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In July, hip-hop artist Jay Z took over New York’s Pace Gallery in Chelsea performing world premiere exclusive Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film, directed by Mark Romanek and art concept inspired by Marina Abramović. They were people from the worlds of art and music, celebrating this wonderful event…we got artist like Fred Wilson, Marilyn Minter, Sanford Biggers, Mickalene Thomas, George Condo, Judd Apatow, Alan Cumming, Rosie Perez, Taraji P. Henson, George Condo, Alan Cumming, Tara Donovan, Agnes Gund, Maya Lin, Glenn Lowry, Jenna Lyons, Brooke Neidich, Adam Pendleton, Lisa Phillips, Dianna Widmaier Picasso, Dana Schutz, Wangechi Mutu, Andres Serrano, Mickalene Thomas, Lawrence Weiner, Kehinde Wiley, and Wale.
I had an awesome weekend at afropunk hanging out with friends and enjoying some great music. Going on its 10th year, Afropunk has brought a mixture of punk attitude and African-American culture to Brooklyn. Afropunk Fest rocks out at the Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn the weekend of Aug. 24 and Aug. 25. Bringing together urban culture and live music, such as rap luminaries like Chuck D and Questlove, bands like Trash Talk and Pryamids, and emerging hip-hop artists like Danny Brown and Theophilus London. In addition, there will be food trucks, a skate park, and a custom bike show hosted by Brooklyn Rhapsody. Afropunk Fest is geared toward those who enjoy coming together for one weekend to celebrate unconventional art in all forms. Check out some of the most interesting hairstyles (thick dreads, detailed high-top fades) and clothing (skillfully tattered tops, crazy prints) the weekend had to offer.
This design i created took me 7yrs to conceptualize, illustrate, revise, revise some more, took a break from it, revise it again and vola!!! the design has come to life lol. This wonderful design was tatted by Shaun Parker, you can check him out on his instagram page http://instagram.com/shaun_theovercomer and if your in brooklyn on 118 Ralph Ave you should pay him a visit and see what he’s up to.