Take To The Streets!
DUMBO Arts Festival
Calling New York! It won’t be long before the trees shake off their leafy modesty, the streets are blanketed with knee-deep snow, and sunny alfresco brunches are but a hazy memory, so make hay while the sun shines and get out onto the streets of Brooklyn for a three-day visual feast courtesy of DUMBO’s lauded annual arts fest! On display will be an array of outdoor and indoor visual art installations, large-scale projections on the area’s many industrial brick walls, dancers, poets and performers on street corners, as well as visits to artists’ studios and hands-on street murals.
More than 300 artists from around the world have been chosen to participate, including textile artist Gail Kenning, computer animator Marjan Moghaddam, and sculptor Anthony Heinz. While this year’s most keenly-awaited installations include Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s Ship of Tolerance which after a worldwide tour will finally berth beside Brooklyn Bridge Park, displaying its colourful sails painted and stitched together by hundreds of New York schoolchildren; and The Brooklyn Lawn Quilt where art revellers grab a brightly painted picnic canvas and chill out on the lawn while artists film their movements and finally create a video that shows the patterns and colours created by the groups. So what are you waiting for? Take to the streets!