Dumbo art galleries engaging with the public through digital events, challenges

Art organizations believe creativity is needed now more than ever, and a few in DUMBO are finding ways to connect with the public from a distance.

News 12 Staff

May 2, 2020, 2:11 AM

Updated 1,487 days ago

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Art organizations believe creativity is needed now more than ever, and a few in Dumbo are finding ways to connect with the public from a distance.
Employees with the Klompching Gallery are trying to convey enthusiasm for their work, even while being forced to stay home. Although there is still a demand for art, sales have slowed.
To engage customers and remind people they're open, they started an initiative where they take a selection of artists they represent and have them about a different artist, while offering up their work.
A.I.R. Gallery also sells artwork, but the nonprofit's focus is more on programming like lectures, exhibitions and performances. That has all moved online with a studio challenge every week to motivate people.
It has been a successful idea, because the artist-run space thinks the public is craving creativity.
"Every other day, she gives a prompt for people to create works from home," says A.I.R. Gallery Executive Director Roxana Fabius. "Works can be a painting, a sculpture, but can also be a piece of text."
 


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