By Jillian Steinhauer
Now in its seventh year, the Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk (SAW) fills the neighborhood’s storefronts with art. Spanning 16 blocks, the project features work by 15 local artists who respond to their specific sites, including a wine store, hair salon, laundromat, real estate headquarters, and the Arab American Association of NY. Norte Maar is organizing a daytime bus trip to Bay Ridge on Saturday that will include brunch and a private tour with the artists.
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How the Storefront Art Walk Has Changed the Arts in Bay Ridge
This year, Bay Ridge hosts its seventh annual Fifth Avenue Storefront Art Walk (or, SAW), in which bona fide artists team up with storeowners to collaborate on an installation in the front windows, providing a free, walkable, outdoor art exhibit on the neighborhood’s streets. We spoke to cofounder John Avelluto, an artist in his own right (and, full disclosure, a friend of the author’s and former contributor to this blog), about how the event has affected Bay Ridge and about what to expect this year.[…]
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By Paul D’Agostino
The annual Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk, acronymically known as Bay Ridge SAW, not only invites artists to propose very particular sorts of public art projects, but also manages to provide funds to help them realize their often installation-tending works, which they ultimately conceive in accordance with the settings of the small businesses with which they’re partnered.
Now in its seventh iteration, SAW has matured in significant ways from one year to the next, and local businesses and Bay Ridge residents have increasingly embraced and supported the project[…]
Read more at bkmag.com.
Ridge-based Storefront Art Walk ready for year seven
By Jaime DeJesus
It’s lucky number seven for Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue Storefront Art Walk (SAW).
In its seventh year, SAW — a month-long display of creativity brightening storefronts along Fifth Avenue to promote the arts in the area as well as local businesses — is returning, much to the delight of co-founder and Bay Ridge resident John Avelluto, a Xaverian High School and Brooklyn College alum[…]
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