December First Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk is December 1, and we’ve got your guide to the robust line-up of openings, performances and cultural activity right here!
Start your evening off at our 11th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, with live music, hot cocoa, projections, and the chance to win a DUMBO shopping spree! Festivities kick off at 6pm in the Pearl Street Triangle.
Stop by the Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge to see Drift, a new public sculpture by DUMBO-based artist Leonard Uraschi. The piece consists of concrete casts of driftwood salvaged from the Brooklyn banks of the East River and the river’s old wooden piers. Uraschi positions the tree trunks root-side-up, disorienting viewers’ perceptions and expectations. It will be on view in the Archway through March 2017.
And be sure to check out the opening reception at the Made in New York Media Center for Carla Gannis: A Subject Self-Defined, new body of work that addresses issues of branded identity and online agency, and stop by Smack Mellon for Lea Bertucci‘s performance of a piece for alto saxophone and tape in conjunction with their 20th Anniversary Show. Inspired by the season, Creativebloch Gallery, LAND Gallery, and Museum Quality each present festive art-exhibition-cum-holiday-
Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “Attachments” curated by Leo Kuelbs, a collection of three short films, set in three different countries, exploring what happens when fate intervenes. Projections start at 7pm in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm.
Galleries will stay open ’til 9 – plenty of time to scope out new art and pop into one of DUMBO’s small shops and grab a bite at one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants and bars.
See a map of participating locations here.