Tomorrow begins the DUMBO Arts Festival, which this year, as we previously reported, is introducing a re-worked version of its Art Village at DUMBO’s Tobacco Warehouse (26 New Dock Street, Brooklyn). The festival runs three days: Friday September, 28 – Sunday September, 30.
The primary way organizers will attempt to do this is through a new partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts that will offer a wide-range of family art projects, free-form activities, media workshops, and exhibits themed around the DUMBO Waterfront.
Here is a list of a few added programs and events:
A collaborative stop-motion animation project themed on the waterfront.
Theater by the Sea
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) and AT&T have announced an original line-up of family arts programming for this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival, September 28 – 30, 2012.
Some 25,000 children attended the three-day festival in 2011, which saw over 500 artists, 100 studios and 50 galleries participate. Noticing a growing demand for creative programming geared towards kids, organizers have elected to expand aspects of the festival into a more family-friendly format.
“We’re extremely excited to bring our signature family programming across the East River to Brooklyn this fall,” said Dave Kaplan, Executive Director, CMA. “The festival’s spectacular line-up is sure to inspire, and CMA is especially thrilled to present workshops and experiences that engage young festival goers and help them harness their creativity.”
In addition to the numerous interactive art experiences, exhibitions and craft events, organizers have announced a special component of the festival that will focus on DUMBO’s waterfront. These activities will surround family hotspots such as Jane’s Carousel and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
For Art's Sake!
“What would you like to draw today?”
Posed one of several drawing stations at the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) new exhibit, Art Forms: 75 Years of Arts Education. The show opened Thursday at CMA, which last fall moved to its larger space on Charlton Street in West Soho (near the family-friendly PrinceDougal enclave we wrote about last year).
The exhibit juxtaposes antique and contemporary works by children and art educators, demonstrating what makes the museum visit special. Included are nine works of Henry Schaefer-Simmern and other never-displayed works from the collections of art educators Leon Bibel and Sona Kludjian.