What is GOS 2014?

AGOS-Header2014What is Gowanus Open Studios 2014 (GOS 2014)?

320 artist studios and arts venues will be open to the public on Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6pm. Get a sneak preview on the Directory of Artists. Additional special events take place during the weekend.

For one weekend each year, artists working in the former factories, warehouses and studio buildings in Gowanus invite the public to visit their studios, see their work, and talk about their process.  This year 320 artists are preparing to welcom over 5,000 visitors into their studios.

How does it work?

GowanusBalloons75x75pxVisitors create their own self-guided tours during this FREE event. Our website will feature all participating artists with samples of their art (Click here for the Directory of Artists and Map of Studios). Visitors can select artists to visit by perusing this directory and/or pick up a map at one of our designated map distribution locations, or printing out their own map at home.  Balloons and signs will identify each open studio building.  Everyone is welcome.

In addition to the daytime self-guided tour of the studios (Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm), we also offer several evening performances of music and dance to showcase the many forms of art-making in the Gowanus neighborhood. (Click here for this year’s special events.)

GOS is made possible by volunteers, artists, and community members working together.

CanalWhere is Gowanus?

Gowanus is the neighborhood in Brooklyn surrounding the Gowanus Canal. We are bordered by Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, and Sunset Park.

By subway, we are easy to find:

  • F and G trains at Bergen, Carroll, Smith-9th Street, and 4th Avenue.
  • R train at 4th Ave-9th Street Station and Union Street Station.

Who Comes to Gowanus Open Studios?

Art lovers and art curious, young and old, from Gowanus and Park Slope and Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens and Queens and Manhattan and Westchester and New Jersey and around the world.

Why Participate?

Artists love to show their work, get immediate feedback, and meet their audience.

Visitors love to meet artists, see a wide variety of art mediums and styles, get a glimpse of the creative process, and explore the evolving Gowanus neighborhood.

Local businesses love to show their support of our thriving art community, and to attract visitors to their restaurants and shops.

Visitors! Plan your visit! Click here to preview the work of artists who are opening their studios.  You will be able to mark your favorites and plan an itinerary around Gowanus.  This Directory of Artists has been sponsored by ArtsicleOpen.  Browse the artists and get a preview of their work!

Visitors! Check our Tips for Visitors to help you get in the Open Studios Frame of Mind!

Business Owners!  Click here to learn how to become a Sponsor of GOS 2014.

Artists! Click here to Learn More and Register for GOS 2014.

How is GOS 2014 funded?

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To our much loved and appreciated sponsors.  Please support these organizations and businesses and let them know how much you appreciate their support of Gowanus Open Studios and artists and the arts! They make this year’s event possible.

What is Arts Gowanus?

GOS 2014 is presented by Arts Gowanus, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization made up of artists and arts organizations working to support each other, strengthen connections to our community, and to ensure the Gowanus neighborhood continues to be a thriving and creative community of art-makers and art-appreciators.

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