Photo by Deborah Brown

Teleport…. air jet pack…. or at least a very fast bike will be needed this Saturday because there is 30+ art spaces in Bushwick and Ridgewood participating in this year’s Bushwick/Ridgewood Armory Night!

It’s nice to keep the Armory Week local and take the opportunity to catch up on the burgeoning Bushwick/Ridgewood art scene. A lot has changed since The NY Times noticed “quite a few” galleries popping up in Bushwick last year. If the gallery scene in the area was booming last year, this year it is virtually exploding. Many of the 50+ galleries in the area are hard to locate or don’t have regular gallery hours but this Saturday aims to change that and bring the public closer to what has been boiling in Bushwick.

“[Stephanie Theodore and I] want to put our best foot forward to showcase Bushwick/Ridgewood and their many art treasures,” Deborah Brown from Storefront Bushwick told us. She co-created the event together with Stephanie Theodore from Theodore:Art, who came up with the idea. “The enthusiasm from the galleries has been terrific. We are all working together to get the word out and make the event a huge success,” she continued. Deborah also said that all the galleries were invited to participate and they additionally reached out to neighborhood bars and cafes to offer a drink special to gallery-going guests. Just say secret password “Bushwick Galleries Late Night” at Tutu’s, Mama Joys, Miles, Alaska, Brooklyn Fireproof Cafe, Bodega Wine Bar, Cafe Ghia and Dear Bushwick for a drink special!

You can RSVP to the event on Facebook here and download a map and the list of participating spaces here.