Edelman Arts has recently started working with Chashama, a foundation that nurtures artists by transforming unused real estate into studio and presentation spaces. Currently, the program offers free work space to over 85 emerging New York City based artists.
Edelman Arts is proud to support Chashama and would like to invite you to attend an open studio weekend at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Friday, September 19th from 6 to 10 PM and on Saturday, September 20th from 3 to 9 PM. We hope you can all join us in Brooklyn and check out these great emerging talents. For more event details and to RSVP, please see below.
2014 Open Studios
at The Brooklyn Army Terminal
Friday, September 19, 6-10 PM
Saturday, September 20, 3-9 PM
140 58th Street
Building A (Unit 3J)
Building B (Unit 4I)
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Via Subway: N, R train
(to 59th Street stop in Brooklyn)
Via Bus: B9, B11, and B37 lines
FREE Ferry Service between
Pier 11-Wall St,
Pier 1-Brooklyn Bridge Park,
and the Brooklyn Army Terminal-Pier4, courtesy of NY Water Taxi!
Click here for complete ferry schedule
Driving: Less than 20 minutes from Manhattan taking the Brooklyn Bridge or Battery Park Tunnel and connecting onto the Gowanus Expressway (I-278)
Free, secure on-site parking
Free and open to the public!
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chashama and the NYC Economic Development Corporation invite the greater New York City area to visit chashama's largest subsidized studio program located at the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Spread across two adjacent buildings and situated along Brooklyn's waterfront in the Sunset Park neighborhood, the studios will feature painters, sculptors, photographers, and experimental mixed media artists.
For one weekend only, guests can visit over 80 studios, meet the artists, explore finished art and works-in-progress, and join a tour to experience the rich history of the Brooklyn Army Terminal buildings.
On Friday, Turnstile Tours will offer tours of Building B about the past and present of the Army Terminal, highlighting its military history and industrial development. Join a tour by signing up in the lobby - first tour will begin at 6pm. Notable tenants UncommonGoods will join us on opening night as well as Silly Phillie for both nights and will hold informational booths in the lobby to raise awareness about their businesses.
We are also excited to announce our neighbors, NARS Foundation will hold open studios on Saturday, September 20, 3-9pm, offering free shuttle buses every 15 minutes between the studios. Municipal Art Society will also offer a 2:30pm tour on Saturday, and guests can sign up by pre-registering on their website.
Ji Yong Kim
Athena La Tocha
Linda Lee Nicholas
Kenneth Parris III
Dean RadinovskyKristin Reed
Jeanne Marie Wasilik
Rachel Mica Weiss
S (scrapworm) Wrenn
chashama, which means “to have vision” in Farsi, nurtures artists by providing them with affordable work and presentation space. Working in close partnership with the real estate industry, chashama transforms unused properties into creative spaces for artists, allowing works and ideas to flourish. Currently, chashama manages 125 artist studios, six galleries, five curated office lobbies, two performance venues, and provides affordable artist housing. In the past year, chashama distributed over 250,000 sq. ft. of donated space, supporting all artists and their visions. A connector of art and real estate since 1995, chashama has placed more than 12,000 artists into 60 revitalized spaces, and presented over 2,500 free events reaching an audience of over 2 million across New York City. In partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, chashama has provided subsidized studios for hundreds of artists since 2005. The studio program expanded from 20,000 to 60,000 sq. ft. in 2009 to accommodate the growing need of space from of local artists.
New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives. www.nycedc.com