Art + Culture

Local Businesses Celebrate DUMBO Arts Festival

From Post-It note installations and late-night grilled cheese to artist meet-and-greets and expanded hours, DUMBO’s businesses are getting in on the DUMBO Arts Festival action this weekend. A sampling of what’s happening is below; for full list of all the things to see and do in DUMBO, check out our local directory at DUMBO.is/places.

FOOD & DRINK

  • 68 Jay Street (68 Jay) presents Jan Bell and the Maybelles 4pm on Saturday and Dr. Bebop and the Glocals at 4:30pm on Saturday.
  • Almondine Bakery (85 Water) hosts work by photographer Lauren Welles.
  • Little Muenster (145 Front) serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches all weekend long, with hours from noon-11pm on Saturday and noon-5pm on Sunday.
  • Olympia Wine Bar (54 Jay) opens at 1pm Saturday and Sunday for drinks and lunch.
  • One Girl Cookies (33 Main) features a Post-It installation plus the addition of  three Stinky Brooklyn sandwiches to the menu, along with seasonal wine and beer.
  • Punto Bianco (14 Jay) hosts artworks by Lisa Swerling, UR NY, Fernando Romero & Mike Baca.

RETAIL

  • Anthesis Skincare (145 Front) shows work by artist George Pantelakis. Anthesis and George Pantelakis Collective Imagery are also collaborating on a special edition series of hand-poured soy candles with select pieces of George’s artwork imprinted on each jar. More info here.
  • Antique Boutique (145 Front) presents the work of emerging Polish artists, including Alexandra Pacula , Ilona Mrozowska , Sara Frohlich, at the Little Polish Gallery pop-up. On Saturday the shop offers entertainment on Front Street with a DJ, Polish music and games for kids and adults.
  • Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (126 Front) hosts a book release and exhibition for Andy Mister LINER NOTES on Saturday from 6-9pm. More info here.
  • Brooklyn Industries (70 Front) presents Tudo Fumo and the release of the Chroma Post messenger bag, a new collaboration with artist Aleksandar Maćašev and Artbridge based on a 2011 DUMBO Arts Festival installation. Opening reception Saturday from 2-5pm. More info here.
  • Creatively Wild Art Studio (33 Washington) hosts a pop-up shop with fashions from designer Kathlin Argiro. Saturday noon-7pm, Sunday 12-6pm.
  • Culture Shock (20 Jay #311B) hosts an exhibit of works by New York artists IVORY and Feargal Doyle. Opening reception Friday from 6-8pm.
  • Dabney Lee (45 Washington) hosts artist Bethany Robertson and an aptly-named “For the Love of Paper” installation. Pop in for some champagne to celebrate the shop’s one year anniversary.
  • Dewey’s Candy (141 Front) shows Project Art artwork from kids. Champagne starts flowing at 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Dumbelle (145 Front) offers open coloring sessions on Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for $25, which includes one sheet of paper dolls to color.
  • Gramercy Park Flower Shop (32 Adams) features beautiful flower displays created specially for the DUMBO Arts Festival.
  • Journey (72 Front) presents work from DUMBO artists Tara Dixon and Jamie Walker, along with photos of NYC printed on birchwood.
  • Mark Jupiter (191 Plymouth) shows hand-crafted furniture in the showroom all weekend.
  • NOS Boutique (81 Front) features work by DUMBO resident artists Marcia Hill, Nadia Block and CAM. Enjoy in-store events and refreshments, and meet the artists on Friday and Saturday from 6-9pm.
  • Rabbithole (33 Washington) presents “Primordial Sense ” exhibit by jewelry designers Aushra Bankauskaite and Mante Maskoliunaite, plus works by Ruta Balseviciute and Aaron Boldt.
  • Redbeard Bikes (165 Front) invites you to take a Brompton for a spin around DUMBO & see why these are the most fun bikes in the world! Free Nutcase or Uvex urban helmet with purchase of any Brompton if you mention DUMBO Arts. Open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
  • Spring (126 Front) presents new works from ceramicist Michele Quan. Steve Butcher will open his artist studio to the public for the weekend.
  • White Wave Dance (25 Jay) celebrates the 13th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival, a 4-day extravaganza featuring 80 companies with over 450 performing artists. More info here.
  • VII Gallery & Bookstore (28 Jay) hosts exhibition The Irreversible by Maciek Nabrdalik, plus an end-of-summer book sale.