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Arts in Gowanus


Gowanus Open Studios is an annual weekend event every October. Lots of artists in the area, and the doors are thrown open! Studio hop throughout the neighborhood and enjoy a great local eatery and a delicious cocktail bar to top it off. You'll get to see many amazing works such as Sean Qualls's work featured in this guide and here.

Samantha RazookSamantha Razook

Samantha is the Founder of Curious Jane - an educational content company for girls ages 6 to 11 – with projects and curriculum revolving around science + engineering + design. In addition to being a Founder and a Mom to her two daughters, Samantha knows Gowanus, having run her business in the neighborhood for over 8 years and counting.

Gowanus Open Studios 2019Art & Crafting
Art and community festival in Gowanus, October 19th - 20th
Free to enter
Primarily btwn Union & 9th Streets

Gowanus Open Studios is a highly recommended neighborhood event held ever year in October. 300-400 local artists in the Gowanus neighborhood (and slightly beyond)  open their studio doors and welcome the public to view art, meet the artists, learn about the process of art-making.

It's always a great chance to connect with your favorite artists in the community and discover new ones!

LittleneckRestaurants & Cafes
Lobster rolls, a raw bar, daily catches & a happy hour attract seafood lovers to this rustic eatery.
(718) 522-1921website
288 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Littleneck is definitely a neighborhood highlight. A great raw bar and delicious lobster rolls.

Local tip: that brown index-card filing box is hundreds of notes on different types of oysters! All organized alphabetically, and collaboratively contributed to. (I have a few in there myself).

© photos courtesy of Littleneck
Dirty PreciousBars & Lounges
Clever cocktails, local draft beers & bar bites offered in a laid-back, modern space with skylights.
(646) 685-4481website
317 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Dirty Precious is a craft cocktail bar in the heart of Gowanus. We are women owned and community focused.

What other locals are saying . . ."Looooovely sunlit, loft-ceiling space. Excellent cocktails, and a female-founder who supports different causes through a rotating selection of speciality drinks. Plus you ca enjoy little nibbles and rent the back space for an open-mic, event etc. "

© photos courtesy of Dirty Precious

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