Windows Brooklyn

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Windows Brooklyn

Smith St and Court St.
between Atlantic Ave and Luquer St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
June 6th, 2009 - June 13th, 2009
Opening: June 6th, 2009 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

free, window-installation, windows, brooklyn, public-art, mixed-media, installation, performance


Windows Brooklyn turns contemporary artists and business owners into collaborators as they work together to install site specific art installations in store front windows. WB 2009 features work by NYC-area based artists, including special performances.  

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6, 1-6pm, the Transit Garden at Smith St. and 2nd Place during Bite of BoCoCa
Art Walk: Saturday, June 13, 2-4pm. Visit window locations to meet the artists.
Transit Garden Performances: See for details on a performance by Shelton Walker, and the play "In Regards to Trains: A Play about Transit, Transitions and Travel. A Tragedy." Created by Lisa Rafaela Clair and Emily Zimmer, featuring live music by The Woes.  

Visit for a full list of participating storefronts and artists, schedule of events, printable map of the area and more.  

Windows Brooklyn is an art exhibition that will be installed in numerous storefronts along Court Street and Smith Street in the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn from June 6-13, 2009. The exhibition will take art out of the traditional museum or gallery setting and incorporate it into a vibrant public space. The show will turn pedestrians into viewers, slowing down impa-tient walkers and transforming the frequently traveled routes of harried commuters. Turning independent business owners into collaborators who are willing to exchange commerce for culture, the exhibition is a commentary on the nature of the window both as a physical object and as an idea, one that goes far beyond just pieces of glass. We seek to reflect the incredible history of Brooklyn while simultaneously adding to it. It will forge new connections between art-ists and their communities, change the ways in which we direct our gazes, and alter our habits for interacting with the structures that surround us.