DUMBO’s art weekend turns a neighborhood into a gallery
- Kate Briquelet for The Brooklyn Paper September 19th, 2011
- Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/38/24_dumboartsfestpreview_2011_09_23_bk.html
This weekend, DUMBO’s quiet streets will turn into a playground of giant love letters, blindfolded wrestling, a fluorescent Walt Whitman — and even a 3D universe on the Manhattan Bridge.
It’s all part of the DUMBO Arts Festival, an annual three-day bash of experimental art, music and performance — and this year has more digital frills than ever.
“Whether you’re 3- or 93-years-old, you’re going to find something to love,” said organizer Lisa Kim. “It’s a mixed-media cacophony, with festivals within the festival.”
“Sweet Stream Love’s River”: NYU-Poly professors Carl Skelton and Luke DuBois project love letters onto the facade of Empire Stores warehouse. Send them a text message and if they approve, your words of love will ripple across the building for all to see.
Main and Water streets, Friday-Sunday, sundown to midnight.