On Sunday, May 5, AiB/BOS 2014 held a fundraiser that was as great & fun as any I've attended over the past three decades. Bushwick just rox! The raw space on Ten Eyck Street had been transformed by the event volunteers into a wild, innovatively curated pop-up installation, sectioned for multi-purposed presenting of Bushwick art, supplying guests with treats, and facilitating the auction. The raffle format was excellent, with an $80 buy-in that didn't exclude precarious artists from playing. The rooms were packed when Shane & I arrived, and the happy-buzz was churning. The springtime NYC weather was (thank the heavens) lovely, & I'm sure that had something to do with the good vibes. I'm posting a few phone snaps below.
The Arts in Bushwick/Bushwick Open Studios 2014 Benefit Tumblr is online now. What an impressive array of contributions. Again, I say this annual collective project is the best of its kind anywhere. Featuring the art of 193 Bushwick-based artists, the benefit will generate funds for BOS2014 through a raffle that only costs $80 per ticket. The organizers admit it's a paltry amount, but say the raffle fare is priced low, so artists can afford to purchase the tickets. Here's more info:
ABOUT the Benefit
Please come to see it and have fun on May 4th at Storefront Ten Eyck:
Storefront Ten Eyck 324 Ten Eyck St, Brooklyn NY 11206. 6-9PM
All the artists are invited and you are very welcome to bring friends and family, it is all open the public but we are going to have a donation suggestion of $5.00 for the non-artists.
The benefit is going to be by raffle at $80.00 per ticket (we know it's not a lot but we want make sure artists are able to purchase art).
If you'd like to have more info about the benefit go to:
2014 BOS Benefit Committee:
- Jessica Hargreaves
- Christopher Stout
- Jennifer Hitchings
- Taylor Langone
- Cibele Vieira
- Sessa Englund