Dumbo Arts Festival

Gothamist

Brooklyn neighborhood and artist community DUMBO opened the doors of private studios, galleries and warehouses to the public for the annual DUMBO arts festival this past weekend. Art installations, parades and lectures were among the assortment of art related events celebrating the areas connection to the art world.

Among the outrageous highlights was the arrival of an ancient sea craft and a caravan of bubble people floating across the streets below Manhattan bridge. Andrey Bartenev, Russian performance artist and costume designer led a group of colorful characters from Brooklyn Bridge Park to DUMBO’s historical Tobacco Warehouse. Costumed participants carried noise makers shouting in a culmination of loud dancing art pieces. the festive procession set the tone for the weekends events Saturday at the climax of the festival.

The annual festival has brought international acclaim and thousands of art lovers to its cobble stone streets. Over 400 participating artists display works to the public at no cost to the audience, allowing the boundless inspiration to flow. The DUMBO festival continues to be an example of the art work that New York City produces and more importantly, Brooklyn.

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