Gowanus Open Studios 2014 (GOS 2014)

Gowanus Open Studios 2014 (GOS 2014)

Gowanus Open Studios 2014 (GOS 2014)

Gowanus

The always popular, annual Gowanus Open Studios 2014 (GOS 2014) will be the largest in its 18-year history with over 315 artists and arts organizations in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood opening their doors to the public on Saturday, October 18,
and Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6pm..

Visitors will be able to meet Gowanus artists of all stripes: painters, sculptors, installation artists, performers, photographers, printmakers, jewelers, ceramicists, and mixed media artists. Participating artists range in experience from established, successful artists to novice artists showing their work for the first time. This is a unique opportunity, not only to view and purchase a wide range of art, but also to talk to artists about their work and their art-making processes within the intimacy of their studios. These workspaces are in former factories, warehouses, and mixed-use commercial buildings.

The Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn surrounds the renowned Gowanus Canal, and is sandwiched between Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, and Sunset Park. GOS 2014 includes studios from Clinton Street in the west to 5th Avenue in the east, and from Pacific Street in the north to 18th Street in the south.

Visitors create their own self-guided tours during this FREE event. The GOS2014 website will feature all participating artists with samples of their art (Click here for the Directory of Artists and Map of Studios). Visitors can select artists to visit by perusing this directory and/or pick up a map at one of the designated map distribution locations, or printing out their own map at home.  Balloons and signs will identify each open studio building.  Everyone is welcome.

In addition to the daytime self-guided tour of the studios (Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm), we also offer several evening performances of music and dance to showcase the many forms of art-making in the Gowanus neighborhood. (Click here for this year’s special events.)

Access the mobile version of the GOS 2014 map (online) via our Directory of Artists on the artsicle.com web site.  (You can also view it on your lap top, desk top, or other web-friendly device.)

Click below to find a printable PDF of the paper maps – the paper maps will be available at the above locations during the weekend of GOS 2014. We designed this to print to a normal 8.5 x 11 in 2 pages. (NOTE: the maps that we print and have available during GOS 2014 are quite a bit  larger than 8.5 x 11, so this printable-at-home version has small print. Also NOTE: the listing information is on both sides of the map, so you will need to look at both pages.)

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GOS 2014 is presented by Arts Gowanus, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization made up of artists and arts organizations working to support each other, strengthen connections to our community, and to ensure the Gowanus neighborhood continues to be a thriving and creative community of art-makers and art-appreciators.