Underneath the bridges of Brooklyn, artwork mingles with neighborhood residents and visitors. Outdoor installations, short films, paintings, sculpture, performance art and poetry readings are all on display every first Thursday of the month. This is when DUMBO becomes an open playground of city life, culture and creativity.
Galleries and event spaces open their doors, feeding the curiosity of city residents to that which has been previously labored and prepared behind closed doors. This exchange between art and the city is fundamental for bringing people together. It is a free event that brings many diverse groups together.
The energy from the sidewalks, as folks drift in and spill out of buildings, ignites the area in a way not seen on other days of the month.
Using the urban landscape as a backdrop and the excuse to bring people together is the very point of city life.
Cover Photo Credit: Molly Woodward
*DUMBO is a neighborhood in Brooklyn and the acronym stands for Down Underneath the Manhattan Bridge Overpass