By Katarina Hybenova
Early March in New York means art, and nothing else but art. Why? Because it’s the Armory Week!! Seven awesome art fairs will present their art shows to the public following the historic tradition of the Armory Show that was held for the first time in 1913 as International Exhibition of Modern Art at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets.
Among the seven art fairs, Fountain Art Fair is arguably the coolest and the most open to emerging artists and galleries. Naturally, this means that Fountain is a popular destination for exhibitors and their friends from Bushwick, and by now it’s a good tradition of many awesome Bushwickians not to miss Fountain. From the exhibitors this year, we are totally looking forward to see Microscope Gallery, who will present the most viral of all the current performers – Marni Kotak. Mighty Tanaka gallery, whose owners are from Bushwick represents many Bushwick-based street artists, and our favorite chick in street art Gilf! will be at Foutain too. Amazing performers from Grace Exhibition Space will be there too, and let’s not forget about our artsy sister project, the 1st Bushwick internet-based gallery, BushwickGallery.com, objective of which is to endorse Bushwick art using the power of the Internet.
This year’s Foutain is taking place in the historic 69th Regiment Armory, and we went to check out the location and to meet up with the Fountain organizational team. I’m sure you’d be excited to hear that many of the people on the team are also from Bushwick, like the producer – Elisabeth Tully.
Fountain Art Fair is having a big launch party tonight at Gallery Bar in the city, and with a discounted ticket you can drink as much free beer as you want to and listen to all the awesome DJs. So don’t miss out if you’re in the city tonight.
Are you from Bushwick and are you part of the Armory Week? Leave us a comment, we’d be happy to check you out!