Jacqueline Medina


Summer weekends get busier as the days get longer. We’re so excited to add this year’s second annual Bushwick Arts Festival (BAF) to this weekend’s list of must-attend events

This Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, Bushwick Arts Festival will host an art gallery crawl featuring original work from local artists. 

Last year, there was some controversy surrounding the planning of the first Bushwick Arts Festival, but we hope that this year’s events will be smooth sailing for BAF, Bushwick Open Studios, and their counterparts.

This year, work from over 70 artists will be featured in 16 different spaces across the neighborhood. According to Brandon Mickman, the festival’s organizer, the festival is a “free-form art crawl that allows any artist or art space to submit an event for free! Artists are encouraged to show whatever they want without censorship, and transform their chosen space into their own personal creative universe.” 

A guide and map to all the galleries and art spaces participating in this year’s festival is available on the event’s website.

Maps with gallery locations and details will be available at BAF’s opening party at BLAM (56 Bogart St.).

Artists may submit applications to be featured in this year’s festival by sending details to Mickman at bushwickartsfestival@gmail.com.

Admission to the Festival is free. For more information, check out BAF’s Facebook Page

We’re curious about what this year’s event will entail! 

Featured image courtesy of BAF’s Facebook Page (featuring work from Kristin Texeria, Nikita Vishnevskiy and Phyllis Bordeaux).