April 18th – Recession Art in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Above: Seascape by Ashley May, Acrylic on found painting

Brooklyn Artists Gym presents a recession-themed art show including paintings, drawings and other works by 7 young artists (all artwork is priced cheap to encourage sales). The opening will feature a live performance by the Acrylics and complementary refreshments. If you’ve got some extra cash, consider taking a piece home!

Date & Time: Opening Saturday, April 18th, 6-10PM (On view til April 23rd)
Venue: BAG Gallery
Location: 168 7th St at 3rd Ave / Gowanus, BROOKLYN 11215
Price: F-r-e-e

For more info and directions, go here.


Williamsburg’s resident former-Italian bakery, now-comic and artists’ book store Desert Island is hosting a free opening for “I Saw You: Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections” edited by Julia Wertz as well as comic books by over a dozen other cartoonists including Gabrielle Bell, Sam Henderson and Neil Swaab. On top of this, enjoy perusing the treasure trove of comics, zines, silkscreened artwork, and other bounty regularly available in the store for you to drool over.

Date & Time: Friday, February 20th, 7-9PM
Location: 540 Metropolitan Ave / Brooklyn, NY 11211
Price: Free