The Williamsburg Art Scene: It started as a village within the town of Bushwick, now a neighboring community. Williamsburg was industrial with a shipyard and many factories–all are now gone except for the old Domino Sugar factory. Williamsburg has been home to many ethnic enclaves including Hasidic Jews, Italians, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans. Now, it’s also an influential hub for indie rock, hipster culture and fine, contemporary art. All of this is associated with its main thoroughfare, Bedford Avenue. Join Savona Bailey-McClain, curator and arts producer. Stroll through one of the hippest communities in Brooklyn. Mixed between great cafes, restaurants and shops are wonderful galleries showing forward thinking artwork.
Date: Sunday May 6, 2012
Event Route: Bedford Avenue and N. 7th Street, “L” train from Manhattan to Bedford Avenue (1st stop in Brooklyn).
Host Organization: Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. and NYC Arts! (Walking tour initiative of the West Harlem Art Fund)
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: Not Accessible – stairs, obstacles, uneven terrain, steep paths