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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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car2go is in DUMBO!

car2go has just arrived in Brooklyn, but already beloved by our art-loving brethren in Austin, TX and beyond. This weekend, they’ll be setting up shop just outside the Festival Lounge near Main Street, and have kids art activities, giveaways and of course the chance to become one of BK’s most fashionable car-sharers. Come check them out and be among the first, by signing up for a free membership!

Check them out on Facebook and Twitter

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September 26, 2014

WE ARE OPEN!

#DAF14 has officially began! We are so excited to see DUMBO buzzing with people. We hope you enjoy what we have in store for you this year and remember to vote for your favorite project on Instagram!

Don’t miss Tom Fruin and CoreAct’s collaborative project Reflection / Kolonihavehus in Brooklyn Bridge Park near Jane’s Carousel. Tom’s beautiful colorful plexiglass house, Kolonihavehus, will be on display throughout Festival hours and Reflection will be performed on Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 1-3 pm and 7-9 pm and Sunday 12-2 pm and 4-6 pm.

See you in DUMBO!

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