The 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival will take place this weekend (Friday-Sunday, September 27-29, 2013). Each year the Dumbo Arts Festival seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art. The Dumbo Arts Festival attracts 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 400 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners. The official Festival hours are Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday noon to 9pm, Sunday noon to 6pm. Outdoor projections on view through midnight all three nights.
A few featured art exhibits include The Ship of Tolerance, a wooden boat dedicated to educating and connecting children from different continents, cultures, and identities through the universal language of art at the East River Cove near the Main Street playground of Brooklyn Bridge Park, a video gallery at 81 Washington Street (the former Pomme store space, United Photo Industries foto/pods on Main Street, a kids’ art experience (Kidlot) on Washington and Plymouth Street, and Who’s Chelsea Manning?, a huge flag installation above Water Street.
For a full festival schedule, go to dumboartsfestival.com/find-art.
What: The 17th Annual Dumbo Arts Festival
When: Friday-Sunday, September 27-29, 2013
Time: Friday, September 27, 7 – 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, September 28, 12 pm to 8 pm
Sunday, September 29, 12 pm to 6 pm
All outdoor projections are open from 6 pm to midnight all three nights.
Where: Spans the neighborhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, including the waterfront.