Happy BOS, friends!
The best time of the year to be in Bushwick is virtually around the corner! The 8th annual festival called Bushwick Open Studios, an expression of the purest community spirit, joy and love for the neighborhood and the fantastic people who live here, is happening this weekend!
No BS BOS in print!
The entire town is in a festival frenzy, hanging art, tuning instruments, polishing windows, forks…and in the case of Bushwick Daily, well, we’re distributing 5,000 copies of our annual curated guide to all this awesomeness, titled (jokingly) No BS BOS.
Last night we received a bunch of boxes from our badass local printer The Print House, located at 538 Johnson Ave, and we have distributed approximately 50% of them to awesome Bushwick business who either supported the creation of this guide by buying an ad space in it, and/or who we simply love.
We will keep on distributing the guides throughout the festival, so keep your eye out for them! We have launched a mobile version too- it is accessible and totally responsive with any device.
Five Districts and a ton of cool shit to see
What to expect this year? Well, we took a look at ALL the art listings (which is almost 600 this year, WHOA!). The most amazing volunteer organization, Arts in Bushwick, who is directly responsible for keeping the entire BOS madness going, graciously provided us with early access to their database so that we could take our time when making a decision on what to list. We took a look at artists’ websites, gallery shows, etc. and we picked a few listings that we thought were the absolute bomb.
We divided the entire festival into five “districts” (yes, we might have drawn inspiration from the instant classic Hunger Games *wink*), and we focused primarily on artist studios and only-during-BOS pop up shows. This year we included food and drink options in each district so that you don’t have to think twice when you realize you’re running on low energy.
Also expect a guide to BOS after dark, which will help you navigate through the maze of parties and concerts, as well as a guide to outdoor BOS that pays homage to all the spectacular sculpture and rooftop shows, block parties and community garden initiatives.
Guys, after compiling this guide, we swear, this year’s BOS will be the most magical experience ever. Just get lost in the moment, do not hesitate to talk to strangers and share the love!
Join No BS BOS launch this Friday at Brooklyn Brush Studios
We will be launching the No BS BOS guide officially this Friday 6-10PM at Brooklyn Brush Studios at 203 Harrison Pl. Not only is this building a home to many artist studios, fantastic gallery Parenthesis; it is also a brand new home to Bushwick Daily! We’re located at studio #309, we will have free booze, and goodie bags for the first 20 people to RSVP here.
If you want to connect with us over the weekend, there is nothing easier! Either come to Brooklyn Brush Studios on Saturday and Sunday 12-7PM, and admire our photography + art show comprised of works of our collaborating team; or join the social media community and hashtag your Instagram photos and tweets #NoBSBOS. Your updates will appear live on our website!
Hush hush…we are launching a regular book about Bushwick soon…
On Sunday night starting at 7PM, join us at TBD venue for a reading from our upcoming book, Bushwick Nightz, which is a collection of short fiction about, you know, Bushwick.
So Bushwick, keep it classy, enjoy, it is totally worth to be alive!!
PS: You can pick up a guide at these locations – more coming soon! If you can’t wait and want you guide now, come by Brooklyn Brush Studios! Shoot me an email to make sure I’m there at katarina AT bushwickdaily.com
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