A few years ago when we started telling you about this art show in a Brooklyn hardware store, people questioned BSA’s sanity and it’s relevance to the street. Even now, there are some street artists who have not exhibited in this show, but that list will be trimming down to zero in the next few years. That’s because of two things – one is that Joe Franquinha and his family re-imagined their store as artists began to re-imagine the surrounding neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick. The other is that the existing gallery system needs to change and Street Artists (and others) have been exploring every other alternative to it for the last decade. The only ivy covered walls that should be relevant to this creative spirit are in the garden section behind the store.
Here is a sneak peak at the Crest Arts show that opens Saturday in the store. Everybody is welcome and there will be music, food, art, and community busting out all over the place. Also, Franklin the pig.
Travis Simon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chris Stain (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Willow (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Daek One (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RT Vegas (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RRobots (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Quel Beast (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rachel Farmer (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Peter Pracillio (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eric Araujo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jos-L (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jim Avignon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Greg Barsamian (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jilly Ballistic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jeremy Fish (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enzo & Nio (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Creepy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ben Hipp (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Crest Hardware Art Show opens this Saturday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Click here for more details.
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