BROOKLYN REPORTER: SAW returns for its eighth year, bringing the arts to Bay Ridge

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The arts are returning to Bay Ridge!

Starting Saturday, May 13 for the eighth year, the Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk (SAW) will bring a range of visual art to the neighborhood’s Fifth Avenue shopping strip.

“SAW is an organization that was built to connect artists in the Bay Ridge community with the community itself and local businesses,” said SAW Co-Founder John Avelluto. “Artists that put in an application are put in front of an independent jury comprised of 10 participating SAW artists and art professionals, such as curators and writers.”

Fifteen artists are selected from the applicant pool. This year, for the first time, they were given an increased stipend of $500 each to do site-specific installations in storefronts along the Fifth Avenue corridor between 69th and 84th Streets.