Chashama Open Studios to Open at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, 9/19-20
chashama and the NYC Economic Development Corporation invite the greater New York City area to visit chashama's largest subsidized studio program located at the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Spread across two adjacent buildings and situated along Brooklyn's waterfront in the Sunset Park neighborhood, the studios will feature painters, sculptors, photographers, and experimental mixed media artists.
For one weekend only, guests can visit over 85 studios, meet the artists, explore finished art and works-in-progress, and join a tour to experience the rich history of the Brooklyn Army Terminal buildings.
Municipal Art Society will be giving a 2:30pm on Saturday, guests can sign up by pre-registering on their website. Notable tenants UncommonGoods and Silly Phillie will hold informational tables in the lobby to raise awareness about their local business. NARS Foundation will also hold open studios on Saturday, September 21, 3-9pm.
In partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, chashama has provided subsidized studios for hundreds of artists since 2005. The studio program expanded from 20,000 to 60,000 sq. ft. in 2009 to accommodate the growing need of space from local artists.
chashama, which means "to have vision" in Farsi, nurtures artists by providing them with affordable work, and presentation space. Working in close partnership with the real estate industry, chashama transforms unused properties into creative spaces for artists, allowing works and ideas to flourish. Currently, chashama manages 125 artist studios, six galleries, five curated office lobbies, two performance venues, and provides affordable artist housing. In the past year, chashama distributed over 250,000 sq. ft. of donated space, supporting all artists and their visions. A connector of art and real estate since 1995, chashama has placed more than 12,000 artists into 60 revitalized spaces, and presented over 2,500 free events reaching an audience of over 2 million across New York City. To learn more, visit www.chashama.org