Grand Art Walk

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Go Car was one stop on the Art Walk tour!

The Grand Street Business Improvement District is in the midst of their inaugural Art Walk and Art Month.  A baker’s dozen of Grand Street merchants are fostering art pieces from local artists featuring content related to the North Brooklyn trinity’s (Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick) architecture, residents, culture, and history. Connect the dots of these participating merchants, plus a special mural by world renowned street artist and local resident Rubin 415 that was commissioned by St. Nicks Alliance at 695 Grand Street (the old GEM Discount storefront), and this path makes up the Art Walk.

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A mural by world renowned street artist and local resident Rubin 415 was commissioned to paint the gates of the closed GEM Discount, which will soon be turned into affordable housing.

Approximately 40 people attended the Art Walk’s opening tour and reception, which was held on Sunday November 15th. All artist exhibitions will be on display to the public through Sunday, December 6th. The Art Month will conclude with a special screening of local documentary Metropolitan Avenue, a film that chronicles neighborhood women activists in the 1980’s. The screening will take place at 6pm at Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand Street), and post screening the filmmaker will be on hand for Q and A session.    

Art Walk, Art Month continues until December 6t on Grand Street between Union Avenue and Bushwick Avenue. For more information on Art Walk, Art Month, or Santa’s arrival to Grand Street on Dec. 12th visit the Grand Street BID’s website: http://grandstbklyn.com/

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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