March First Thursday
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk is March 2, and we’ve got your guide to the robust line-up of openings, performances and cultural activity right here!
First, stop by the Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge to see Drift, a 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. This is your last month to experience the piece–it will be on view in the Archway through the end of March.
This month, there are a handful of openings with the opportunity to meet the artists: at CREATIVEBLOCH will be hosting exhibitions by over 25 art students from the School of Visual Arts, or join This Friday or Next Friday for some brushes and beer to get a chance to paint a design created by the artist. Plus, photographers featured on “Familiar Stranger” at A.I.R Gallery and “Wait Watchers” at United Photo Industries will project the social environment from a unique perspective.
Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “Digital Fairy Tales: Album Two“, the second set of visual + sound pieces inspired by old German tales collected by Xavier von Schönwerth in the early 19th century. This presentation of weird and wonderful tales will bring ancient archetypal contexts and references into the 21st century. Projections start at 6pm in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm.
Galleries will stay open ’til 8pm – 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.
Map of participating venues is here.