We are excited to be part of the amazing lineup of artists who will be showing their work at the Urban Folk Art® Gallery's 7th Annual Group Art Show celebrating the Brooklyn Bridge's 133rd birthday! The opening is Friday May 20th 7-10pm and the work is on display until June 20th.
Urban Folk Art® Gallery 101 Smith Street Brooklyn , N.Y. 11201 718 643 1610
Urban Folk Art® Gallery is gearing up for their yearly homage to the bridge with over 30 N.Y. artists confirmed to participate. A wide variety of artists from different mediums from photographers, painters, illustrators, comic book artists, printmakers, tattooers, to legendary graffiti artists, are slated to exhibit. “The city tends to celebrate this anniversary in increments of 25 years ( 75th, 100th, 125th), I have lived near the bridge all my life, it is a constant factor in my art wether it be panting, tattooing, or illustration. Why not celebrate every year?” says curator and resident artist Adam Suerte. The Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public on May 24th,1883.
Three years ago, when the gallery hosted the 130th anniversary, Suerte had just acquired 25 gallons of surplus paint that the DOT was auctioning off to help vacate a supply warehouse in DUMBO. He had every artist use that paint in their pieces that year. That won’t be a requirement this year, but there are still 5 gallons left that Suerte has repackaged and will be on sale at the gallery, along with other Brooklyn Bridge themed merchandise.