Artists: Think About Organizing
If you are not already joined by a shared studio building, take the opportunity to meet other artists in your neighborhood to make your own events and routes! After our neighborhood meetup in Bay Ridge, local artists formed GO Bay Ridge Artists group.
This group of artists used their collective power to make their own map connecting their studios to the surrounding area and its activities. It is aimed towards bikes and encompasses the Bays and Beaches of South Brooklyn. This map is growing and evolving in real time. I am really excited to see “the gingerbread house” a piece of local lore as I go between studios (if I get a chance to go around as Neighborhood Coordinator).
photo ceonyc via flickr
The GO Bay Ridge Artists have also formed Facebook group and anyone is welcome to join. It is great to see such initiatives splintering off of GO bringing more cohesion and activity to neighborhoods that didn’t even know the power of their own numbers.
Take advantage of the final meetups next week to organize with your fellow artists. Check the GO calendar for dates and times.