Gowanus Open Studios 2017

Gowanus Open Studios 2017

Gowanus Open Studios 2017

All Around the Gowanus Canal | Gowanus

Gowanus Open Studios, aka GOS, is the weekend of October 21 - 22, 2017, with artists in the Gowanus neighborhood (and slightly beyond) opening their studio doors and welcoming the public to view art, meet the artists, learn about the process of art-making, and get a glimpse of the life of artists.

The event is presented by Arts Gowanus, a not-for-profit organization working to support, promote, and advocate for local artists and a sustainable arts community. Arts Gowanus organizes the Gowanus Open Studios event annually in October.

Over 300 artists in locations all around the canal take part in each day's events from Noon to 6pm. The wealth of talent throughout the area is staggering. ArtsGowanus presents samplings on their GOS 2017 Directory of Artists page.

South Brooklyn Internet Inc., the publisher of this site, is a sponsor of this year's event. We will be showcasing Mark D Phillips' 25-year photographic documentation - “25 Years of Gowanus: As it WAS, As it IS” - at Movers, Not Shakers! corporate headquarters, also a sponsor, at 131 3rd Street, just on the west side of the bridge over the Gowanus Canal.

The green moving company is keeping the area’s history alive as a magnet for Brooklyn small business and will be one of the GOS map pickup locations.

Mark Ehrhardt, the President and Founder of Movers, Not Shakers!, Inc., has been friends with Mark Phillips for over 15 years. In his words, “The photography that Mark has captured over the years of the Gowanus Canal and surrounding areas is captivating, filled with images that create that sense of Deja Vu of looking back to Brooklyn’s past, and allows one to reflect on how much has changed here over the last 20 years. Our team is excited to create a space within our warehouse that will be a unique way to view our friend Mark’s photographs in a (quickly disappearing) industrial setting.“

Artists in the Gowanus Open Studios tour represent all mediums including sculpture, paintings, photography, and mixed media with studios from Bergen Street to 18th Street, and from Court Street to 5th Avenue.

GOS is an amazing art exhibit and so much more. It is an important opportunity for the Gowanus community to rally around the artists and creativity and energy that makes this area so vibrant.

Click map for Interactive Map on GOS website

Studio Locations