Tuesday, September 23, 2014

                 Sketching In Gowanus             September 27th 


With the Canal designated a Superfund site in 2010 and the gentrification of surrounding neighborhoods, Gowanus is an evolving urban landscape. Industry, development, and the green movement overlap here attracting artists, documentarians, horticulturists, landscape architects, photographers, eco-hipsters, and more. Historic factory buildings, a new Whole Foods (powered by wind turbines and solar panels), train trestles above, waters below, billboards, bioswales, and lots of sky (due to the open space & low rise buildings) all make this a great place to sketch.



  • This event is sponsored by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy
  • Other artist groups will be in attendance including plein air oil painters
  • The artist collective, The Gowanus Swim Society, will solicit sketches and paintings for a Gowanus Studio Tour event happening Saturday, October 18
  • Paper & drawing tools will be available for friends or anyone who'd like to join in sketching

9:00-9:30 Convene at "The Salt Lot": Meet & greet, get area map & schedule, learn about the GCC and check out their compost facility, nursery, and bee keeping along the canal. 

9:30-12:00 Sketch at the Salt Lot & on adjacent side streets 

11:30-12:30 Lunch; enjoy BBQ provided by GCC & Whole Foods 

12:30-4 Sketch from canal bridge crossings 3rd Street  & Carroll Street

4:00 Regroup for beverages at local bar; Lavendar Lake (383 Carroll Street)

Running late, no problem. . . . come to the Salt Lot; 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215


When: Saturday, September 27th (If 70% chance heavy rain . . . rain date: Sunday, September 28th)

Where: “The Salt Lot” 2 Second Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 
What to bring:
Sketching and/or painting supplies, hat and/or sunblock,
friends who want to sketch or explore the area.

How to get there:
 By subway: Take the F or G train to Smith & 9th Street station. Descend to sidewalk, cross the bridge spanning the canal (you'll walk under the overhead train), walk one block to 2nd Avenue, make a left onto 2nd Ave, and walk until it dead ends (4 blocks) - you’ll be at "The Salt Lot". 
By car: 2 Second Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (parking is available). 

Can't find the group contact:

Mark (973) 809-9128 or Natasia (267) 319-3688


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