It’s that time again; each Fall for the past 16 years The DUMBO Arts Festival comes to town with its feast for the senses. The Festival attracts over 200,000 visitors over its 3 day run with the participation of over 500 local and international artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners. The streets, parks, bridges, buildings, stores, lobbies, waterfront, and even sky are turned into canvasses, stages, and exhibition spaces. Dumbo (an acronym for: down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass) is a small district of old industrial buildings and warehouses along the Brooklyn waterfront between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges which has been transformed into residential space and studios for artists. Since 1997 interactive installations, performance pieces, digital media works, food and music take over the historic, riverfront, landmark neighborhood. Keep in mind, this is not your mamma’s “old school” smorgasbord of art on display here. This year, for example, there is an interactive exhibit called Bureau of Apologies 2.0 (Brent Birnbaum) where participants fill out cards with a series of questions such as: “what makes you happy”? “what makes you unhappy”? and then drop them in a locked box. (free therapy?). No doubt there will be something on view for everyone to appreciate or at least have an opinion about. Enjoy!
Festival runs from September 28-30, 2012
Friday, September 28th – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 29th – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 30th – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
All outdoor projections are open from 6 p.m. to midnight all three nights.
Check out full event details here: http://www.dumboartsfestival.com/