Bushwick Is Opening Its Studios Again

In the 15 years that followed the first iteration of Bushwick Open Studios in 2006, a lot has changed. Rents have gone up — the median rent increased from $1,060 in 2006 to $1,740 in 2019. And, while some well-established artists departed slowly for the galleries of Manhattan, some Manhattan galleries began popping up in Bushwick.

But there were still former warehouses and factories, and some of those were still filled with small studio spaces, all occupied with the loud and busy work of making colorful things. In entering, we are meant almost to catch the artist off-guard, paint still dripping off the unfinished canvas, the work itself an open conversation. Over a hundred such studios will open again to passersby this month, Sept. 17 through 19.

In the 15 years that followed the first iteration of Bushwick Open Studios in 2006, a lot has changed. Rents have gone up — the median rent increased from $1,060 in 2006 to $1,740 in 2019. And, while some well-established artists departed slowly for the galleries of Manhattan, some […]

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