January 27, 2015

Thank You for 18 Years…


After an amazing 18-year run, the annual DUMBO Arts Festival will not be returning this year. It is with heavy hearts that we bring you this news, which was not an easy decision to make. (more…)

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November 3, 2014

DAF14 Video Highlights!

We want to send a BIG THANK YOU once again to everyone who participated, supported and attended the 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the media as well as our fans and followers. We truly hope it was a great experience for all and until we see each other again here are two highlights videos. Enjoy!

DAF14 Indoor Highlights:

DAF14 Outdoor Highlights:

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DAF14_Audience Award Winner_Tom Fruin
October 14, 2014

#DAF14 Audience Award Winner!

After much anticipation, the deluge of Instagram votes has left us with an unequivocal winner for the 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival Audience Favorite: Tom Fruin‘s Kolonihavehus.

With nearly double the votes of its nearest competitor, Tom’s masterpiece was a hit with both Festival-goers and Brooklyn Bridge Park fans alike. It was presented as part of a collaboration with CoreAct titled Reflection/Kolonihavehus. The project will remain a fixture of the waterfront, adjacent Jane’s Carousel, through Spring 2015.

Tom is no stranger to the Festival, and in fact has been a DUMBO native artist for decades! We’re so proud to have been part of the great project and encourage all of you to continue promoting it with your own photos in the weeks and months to come.

This year’s Audience Award was the most voted in our history and trumpets the increasingly crowd-inspired experience we’ve been able to create and share as the show has grown.

Thanks to all who voted, visited, and especially to Tom Fruin, for his terrific work!

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October 1, 2014

DAF14 Day 3 Highlights!

Photo highlights from day 3 of the 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival, courtesy of Jane Kratochvil Photography.

Please click on lead image to view the image gallery in a lightbox.

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September 29, 2014

#DAF14 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival Winners!

Best Open Studio:
Dread Scott, Smack Mellon

Best Individual Project:
Taezoo Park, Digital Being

Best Exhibition (tie):
Saya Woolfalk, ChimaTEK Beta Launch, Smack Mellon 
Natasha Becker Projects, A Beautiful Rebellion

Grand Prize:
Saya Woolfalk

THANK YOU to our fantastic 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival jury, who selected the winners in each category:

Eve Bailey (Artist)
Elizabeth Ferrer (Vice President, BRIC Arts Media)
Wendy Feuer (Assist Commissioner Urban Design and Art, NYC Department of Transportation)
John Hatfield (Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park)
Rujeko Hockley (Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum)
Melanie Kress (Curatorial Assistant, Friends of the High Line)
Jennifer Lantzas (Public Art Coordinator, NYC Parks Department)
Jennifer Riley (Artist)
Nat Roe (Executive Director, Flux Factory)
Randy Wray (Studio Manger, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program)

*Photos courtesy of Jane Kratochvil Photography.

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September 28, 2014

Thank You Midtown Equities

Also new to the Festival, but a long-standing neighborhood icon, the redevelopment of Empire Stores, led by Midtown Equities, is a project that lent significant support to the 2014 Festival’s development.

Situated as our neighbors amid the picturesque shoreline of Main Street Park and East River Cove in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Empire Stores will become an innovative mixed-use beacon as the DUMBO neighborhood grows. We’re very grateful for the support of Midtown Equities and to learn more, visit: meqs.com/empire-stores

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DAF14 DAY 1 & 2 Highlights!

Photo highlights from day 1 & 2 of the 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival. Photos courtesy of Jane Kratochvil Photography.

Please click on lead image to view the image gallery in a lightbox.


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Thank you Dumbo Heights

New to the Festival, but not to the ongoing support of creative capital in New York City, Dumbo Heights is a Kushner Companies development that is situated in the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, promising unrivaled connectivity.

We’re grateful for the generous support of Kushner and Dumbo Heights, and recognize the ongoing contributions of their leadership. To learn more about Dumbo Heights, visit: dumboheights.com

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When the Arts Succeed, We All Succeed

Many thanks to our returning supporter, M&T Bank who proclaims, ‘We all have a role in the arts.’ Whether it’s painting, writing, acting singing or dancing, the arts continually enhance the quality of life in our community. M&T Bank is always proud to show its support, and encourages others to do the same.

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September 27, 2014

Fashion and Art go hand-in-hand!

Northern Grade, the incredible one-stop destination for American-made apparel and specialty goods is spearheaded by our neighbors Mac and Katherine McMillan of Pierrepont Hicks. They have collected a terrific array of independent labels and outfitted the ground floor space at 30 Washington Street.

Some of the featured brands include WoolrichKaufmann Mercantile and Miansai. For a full list, and to learn more please visit NorthernGrade.com

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