The DUMBO Arts Festival is a FREE public event. Each year it seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
The DUMBO Arts Festival attracts 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 400 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners. This year, the Festival will take place on Friday, September 26th, Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th. The official Festival hours are Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday noon to 9pm, Sunday noon to 6pm.
Art revelers can enjoy: outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and projections, visiting artists in their studios or making murals on the street, dancers, poets as well as performers throughout the neighborhood, on street corners, and in the park.
Please join us at the Festival that brings DUMBO’s creativity to the world and the world’s creativity to DUMBO every Fall.
The DUMBO Arts Festival is a project of DUMBO Arts Festival, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Festival has been getting a lot of attention from all types of media – print, online, social, sky-writing… we appreciate it! If you are interested in media access to a specific artist, event, or have any questions, please contact Nicole Kolinsky or Jovana Rizzo at BerlinRosen Public Affairs, 646-452-5637.
Getting to the Festival
High Street -- Brooklyn Bridge
Take the B25 to the corner of Walter Street & Main Street
DUMBO is a stop for NY Waterway's East River Ferry - from Wall St via Hoboken or from stops along the East River. Check their website for fares and schedules. Arriving at the Landing, exit onto Water Street and walk North toward Main Street.
The DUMBO Arts Festival is the single largest free art event in New York City, bringing innovative and challenging artwork to a diverse audience and providing a career-making platform for artists from around the world.
Founded in 1997 as the Art Under the Bridge Festival, the three-day happening was initially established as a grass roots artists’ initiative. Taking advantage of the unique urban landscape and high density of artist studios in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the first Art Under the Bridge Festival included open studios, live music and dance performances, and an art parade.
Now in its eighteenth year, the DUMBO Arts Festival stays true to its roots, presenting performance, projections, and sculptural interventions in the streets, along with gallery exhibitions and open studios.