FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk (SAW)
Announces 2017 Participating Artists
2017 to be the 8th Consecutive Year for SAW in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn – The Storefront Art Walk (SAW) is very pleased to announce its 2017 participating artists. SAW, an annual event in its 8th year, is sponsored by the 5th Avenue Business Improvement District, Brooklyn Arts Council, SixPoint Brewery, and Bubbles & Suds Laundromat. This year there will be fifteen artists working with a variety of visual media to present individual art projects in storefront windows. From 68th Street all the way to 84th Street on 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge, the event will feature artwork as varied as the participating businesses.
The artists were selected by a jury of five based on artistic merit, feasibility, and an ability to successfully engage with the Bay Ridge community. The members are the jury included Annelie McGavin, Cheim and Read, Michael David, David and Schweitzer Contemporary, Katherine Toukhy, 2015 SAW artist,Joseph Shahadi, 2016 SAW Artist and Co-Founder/Executive Director of The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival and Sophia Chizuco, 2016 SAW Artist.
This year the SAW is very excited to launch our inaugural Young Artists Program in collaboration with Fontbonne Hall Academy. The program provides a unique opportunity to a young Arts Major looking for a future in the field by immersing them in the SAW program, in turn building their portfolio for college admittance and their overall sensibilities as an artist.
Each artist will be paired with a 5th Avenue business and will create a unique installation with the particular business in mind. There is no cost to the merchant and the artist will install their own work. Beginning on May 13, 2017 each SAW artist will display in a storefront window so that Bay Ridge residents and visitors alike can enjoy the unique pieces while outside the establishment. Walking maps will be distributed at participating businesses.
The list of participating artists and their websites are as follows: