Thursday, December 4, 2008


Madarts will be participating in the “smART” BROOKLYN GALLERY HOP gallery tour. We'll have a group show up in the gallery featuring all Madarts artists as well as having open studios for people to see more. Sunday, December 14, from 1pm to 6pm, come by on foot or ride the bus described below.

More info from Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz's site
Brooklyn Paper

Sunday, December 14, from 1pm to 6pm, 64 participating Brooklyn art galleries will offer exhibitions and refreshments, as well as a chance for visitors to learn more about Brooklyn’s expanding art scene. The free smART Brooklyn Gallery Hop features buses that run through four different gallery districts, allowing participants to hop on and off the bus within each line’s loop. Buses will be staffed with art docents offering smART tip sheets about collecting and buying art.

BP Markowitz says, “With all the artists living and working here, I like to say Brooklyn is the “Creative Capital of New York City.” In addition to our wonderful museums, we’ve got scores of hip galleries—many showcasing the work of emerging Brooklyn artists. So I invite all art lovers of every stripe to get out and enjoy Brooklyn’s vibrant, lively art scene. There’s no better way to do it than the smART Brooklyn Gallery Hop. Just hop on a shuttle, browse, socialize, raise your ‘Art I.Q.,’ and maybe even purchase a work by the next Jeff Koons or Jean-Michel Basquiat—just in time for holiday gift giving!”

Four smART Brooklyn Gallery “districts” will be included in bus routes. Participants can visit galleries in the Gold Loop: DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, and Red Hook; the Red Loop: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bedford-Stuyvesant; the Green Loop: Crown Heights, Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Flatbush; and the Blue Loop: Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

The smART Brooklyn Gallery Hop is a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors working to advance local economic development and increase awareness and support of the arts. To reserve a seat on the bus, you must register by phone at 718-802-3530 or email

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