If you live and work in the tri-state, non-Bushwick area and were looking forward to participating in this year’s Bushwick Open Studios, you may be out of luck.
According to DNAinfo, Arts In Bushwick, the organizers behind Bushwick Open Studios, the city’s largest open studios event, are putting more restrictions on the three-day festival. In years past, artist from out-of-town were more than welcome to display their work in temporary spaces or galleries, but from now on, artists must have a “year-round presence” in Bushwick in order to participate.
Would-be solo participants must prove that they work in the neighborhood regularly and half of those participating in group exhibitions must be Bushwick-based. On top of that, all artists will be required to mingle at a community-building mixer.
In all, organizers are hoping that the new rules will make 2014’s Bushwick Open Studios much smaller, more intimate and significantly more manageable, which is something some attendees may appreciate after years of trying to choose between hundreds of exhibitions.
Bushwick Open Studios will take place this summer from May 30 to June 1. To learn more about this year’s event, visit Arts In Bushwick online.
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