Bushwick Open Studios 2013
Ten years ago, if you were to explore the area surrounding the Morgan stop of the L train, you would have been met with quiet, empty streets, the occasional cargo truck and block after block of semi-empty warehouses. Today, Bushwick is bustling with bars, coffee shops, health food stores, and restaurants (this is where the famous Roberta's lies!). Young creative types wander the streets at all hours of the day and throughout the night.
The warehouses have turned into artist studios and dorm-like lofts for artists, musicians and writers or those wanting to be inspired by the creativity surrounding them. Hundreds of artists operate out of Bushwick, making it one of the most creative places in Brooklyn, if not the country.
Started in 2006, Bushwick Open Studios is an event-turned-mini-festival off the Morgan L that celebrates life, music, art, film and culture in this expressive little section of Brooklyn. Hundreds of visual artists opened their studios to the public, musicians played sets inside local venues and films were screened all weekend long.
What follows is a short photo essay shot from inside 56 Bogart Street - one of the largest artist studio spaces, a mere drop of paint from the colorful canvas that BOS 2013 had to offer.