Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave Brings 1.5 Miles of Art to Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Media Contact: Stacey Sherman 917-656-3665

Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave Brings 1.5 Miles of Art to Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Socially distanced, self-guided art exhibit featuring Brooklyn artists opens October 17th and 18th 

September 22, 2020 Brooklyn, NY – Arts Gowanus ArtWalk opens on Atlantic Ave, connecting Brooklyn’s vibrant neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, and Downtown Brooklyn the weekend of October 17th and 18th. The 1.5-mile self-guided, socially distanced ArtWalk, featuring renowned Brooklyn artists, will include photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, multimedia and large installations. The art will be displayed at more than 55 storefronts, outdoor dining areas, fashion, lifestyle, home design and retail shops, construction sites, residential buildings and medical offices along Atlantic Avenue. On opening weekend, visitors can expect pop up entertainment, live art and promotions at businesses. 

Designed to lift spirits, demonstrate the city’s resiliency, and celebrate and support local artists and business, this collaborative effort between Brooklyn’s arts, business and neighborhood communities led by Arts Gowanus, the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp and the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District, was imagined in place of the annual Arts Gowanus Open Studio event and 47 year-old Atlantic Antic events. Both events were cancelled due to the pandemic. 

A family friendly event, ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave. is scheduled to remain open through November 1. Select works shown will be available for sale on the Arts Gowanus website when the exhibit opens. 

For more information follow @artsgowanusonatlanticave on Instagram or visit beginning October 1. 

WHAT: Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave WHERE: 55+ locations along Atlantic Avenue between Fourth Avenue and the Waterfront WHEN: Opening weekend: Saturday, October 17 and Sunday October 18* TICKETS: Free. This socially distanced and safe event is open to the public 

GETTING HERE: By Subway: Nearby stations are Hoyt Street 2 or 3, Hoyt Schermerhorn A, C, G walk south on Hoyt Street to Atlantic Ave; 2,3,4,D,N,R,Q to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, walk west to Atlantic Avenue 


Media Contact: Stacey Sherman 917-656-3665 

By Bus: B63 and B61, also nearby B41 and B99 By Bike: There are 8 nearby Citibike stations By Car: Parking is available at 200, 255 and 301 Atlantic Ave and 333 Schermerhorn Street and other lots nearby. Street parking rule apply. By Long Island Railroad: Atlantic Terminal stop, walk west to Atlantic Avenue 

Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave is presented by Arts Gowanus, Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District, and the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation

ArtWalk is sponsored in part by Councilmember Stephen Levin; Councilmember Brad Lander; ConEdison; Mount Sinai Doctors – Brooklyn Heights; Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council; Destination Brooklyn, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President and NYC & Company Foundation; Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association; Boerum Hill Association; Cobble Hill Association; Brooklyn Heights Association; ENT and Allergy Associates; Hoyt Street Association; Irene Van Slyke; Jao Ltd; Out of the Closet; and TD Bank. Media Sponsor: Hyperallergic 

For more about Arts Gowanus, visit @artsgowanus on Instagram. For more about the Atlantic Avenue BID ,visit @atlanticavebk on Instagram. For more about Atlantic Avenue LDC, visit @atlanticaveldc on Instagram 

NOTE TO MEDIA: Images available for download by request

Available for interview: 

  • Johnny Thornton, Executive Director Arts Gowanus and Brooklyn artist 
  • Howard Kolins, Acting Director, Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp 
  • Kate Chura, Executive Director, Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District 
  • Small business owners: male, female, restaurant, retail, and services representing every orientation and ethnicity. 
  • Neighborhood residents