Bushwick’s First Art Expo Exchange Rates Is Happening RIGHT NOW

(Poster by Andrew Hurst)

Exchange Rates, Bushwick’s first international art expo of sorts, is already in full swing as of Thursday. But don’t worry if you’ve slept on it, there are tons of events happening through Sunday.

The weekend-long event in which galleries and studios all over Bushwick—including some you may have never heard of—brings a slew of international artists to Brooklyn to collaborate with locals and one another. You can wander through about a dozen art spaces to check out the resulting efforts and other work by participating artists—but that’s only a slice of what’s happening.

There are tons of performances taking place as well, and the people at Sluice, Stephanie Theodore of Theodore: Art, and Paul D’Agostino (also art editor for our sister publication the L Magazine), have put together a lineup of panels and talks, including one on translation at Livestream on Sunday at 4:30pm, “Rendering: Encounters & Translations.”

But the real party starts tonight with a special Exchange Rates edition of Beat Nite. Basically, all the participating venues will be staying open late (6-10pm). The party will continue afterwards at the brand new arts and performance venue at The Vazquez Building, located at 93 Forrest Street. And hey, this is probably your last chance to party on a rooftop until either snow or ebola overtakes this great city. So, have at it everyone.

Entry will put you out just $5, and that price generously includes two drink tickets (!). DJ Parker will be providing tunes and Paradise Club has a special performance in store as well. So get out there and rub some shoulders with the visiting artists from abroad and across the country, and clink shot glasses with Bushwick’s up-and-comings.

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