Monthly Archives: May 2015

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Storefront Art Walk wows Bay Ridge shoppers

the-l-07-2014Storefront Art Walk wows Bay Ridge shoppers
By Paula Katinas

The new Whitney Museum is grand, but you don’t have to go to there to see thought-provoking works of art. All you have to do is shop on Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue.

The commercial strip has been turned into an art gallery for a special exhibition in which artists collaborate with merchants to create paintings, photographs, and sculpture that is placed in shop windows as part of a project called the Storefront Art Walk (SAW).[…]


Home Reporter: Bay Ridge to highlight the arts at annual SAW event

the-l-07-2014Bay Ridge to highlight the arts at annual SAW event
By Jaime DeJesus

For the sixth consecutive year, Bay Ridge will play host to the Storefront Art Walk (SAW), a month-long display of creativity brightening storefronts along Fifth Avenue to promote the arts in the area as well as local businesses.

“I launched the event in 2010 with Heather Hamilton, the owner of Long Wine and Liquors,” said SAW Co-Founder John Avelluto, a Brooklyn College alum and artist. “We both noticed there weren’t any artistic outlets or representation for visual artists in the Bay Ridge area. SAW came out of the feeling that we wanted public to be involved with art[…]


Hey Ridge: SAW Bringing Public Art to Bay Ridge

the-l-07-2014On the Right Side of the Line: SAW Bringing Public Art to Bay Ridge
By Brian

“People that I had grown up with in these areas began even accepting the ill-conceived notion that this part of Brooklyn doesn’t care about the arts.”

Even among artists, demz fightin’ words.

Especially among artists.

And so it was that John Avelluto set the tone last Saturday (May 16, 2015) in remarks at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Avenue Storefront Art Walk (SAW), the annual public art showcase he co-founded with Heather Hamilton in 2010[…]