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The Top Art Galleries And Art Studios In Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Updated: 18 October 2016
Bushwick, Brooklyn has become a premiere destination for art in New York City. It feels like there are almost just as many galleries here as there are in Chelsea, but the art on display is uniquely different. In Bushwick, many of the galleries are run by artists, and the residents of the neighborhood are artists, so there seems to be more acceptance of non-traditional art. The galleries are mostly interested in supporting up-and-coming, unknown artists, and they’re willing to take risks. Because it’s a less expensive neighborhood full of the artists whose work is on display, galleries in Bushwick are approachable and relaxed. That said, they show work that pushes boundaries and defies norms, so expect to see something you’ve never seen before.
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NURTUREart is located in the basement of 56 Bogart Street – a building that’s home to many art galleries. Along with its exhibitions, NURTUREart is a non-profit organization that supports the arts in numerous ways. They have an education program where they partner with NYC public schools, ‘Muse Fuse’ – a series of talks with artists, curators, and other professionals in the industry, and more. But first and foremost, they support emerging artists by showcasing their work.

NURTUREart, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 782 7755

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Luhring Augustine

Luhring Augustine has two galleries – one in Bushwick and one in Chelsea – and it’s become known as one of the more high-brow galleries in the neighborhood (with its original location in Chelsea, the hub of prominent galleries in New York City, it’s easy to see why). Along with classic visual art techniques, Luhring Augustine showcases performance art, so there’s always something to excite and entertain.

Luhring Augustine, 25 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 386 2746

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Interstate Projects

Interstate Projects is a non-profit gallery and organization, and this year, they’ve launched their new ‘studio program.’ The gallery will give away a 300-square-foot space to one artist for three months, and this artist will rotate throughout the year. Artists can apply in an open submission, which will be judged by a panel. The gallery has historically supported avant-garde, innovative, and boundary-pushing works by young artists often just out of art school, so there’s always something fascinating to see.

Interstate Projects, 66 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 412 8726

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Centotto is the art gallery owner’s, Paul D’Agostino, Bushwick apartment, so it’s just about the most intimate and low-key art-viewing experience you can have. D’Agostino is a sort of creative jack of all trades – he’s a writer, artist, translator, and now professor. He opened his in-home art studio in 2008, and he has since shown work by numerous emerging artists.

Centotto, 250 Moore St #108, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 917 744 4841

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SIGNAL Gallery is located in a unique warehouse space with high ceilings, and since its opening in 2012, it has hosted lectures and events such as the Bushwick Art Fair and Zine Fair (along with its art shows, of course). SIGNAL selects its artists simply by word of mouth or by its owners checking out MFA thesis shows, and it’s become a haven for young, eccentric art that you can’t find anywhere else.

SIGNAL, 260 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 347 746 8457

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99 Cent Plus

99 Cent Plus is an artist-run gallery and studio that, from the outside, you’d never expect to house noteworthy art. Along with the current exhibition, part of the space holds the Handjob Gallery and Store – a project created by one of the co-owners in which artists from around the world can sell handmade, yet functional, objects. 99 Cent Plus is certainly a destination for ‘serious’ art, but its relaxed atmosphere makes it a unique destination.

99 Cent Plus, 238 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Microscope Gallery

Microscope Gallery was founded in 2010, and it primarily showcases work incorporating sound, moving images, digital innovation, and performance. The gallery is interested in bridging the gap between traditional, static works that hang on a wall and multimedia art that’s time-sensitive or ephemeral, so come here for an engaging or even interactive experience.

Microscope Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 347 925 1433

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