While most of our readers are probably familiar with the fantastic art blog Curbs and Stoops, what you may not be aware of is that, in collaboration with Welner Associates, they will be opening the Curbs and Stoops Active Space this Friday, February 18th. Spanning over 6,000 feet, the space will be used for art exhibitions, studios, and a residency program, all with the goal of forming a progressive cultural center designed to promote community through art. In the true spirit of ‘go big or go home’, Friday’s ambitious grand opening will include five exhibitions, three open studios and a party all curated to highlight the scope and caliber of artists that they will be collaborating with. Participating artists include: Angel Otero, Ashley Zelinskie, Brian Maller, Brian Matthew, Christopher Rivera, Hector Arce, Hector Hernandez, Jason Mones, Jeffrey Peña, Jonathan Chapline, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Pep Williams, Rachel LaBine, Sebastian Vallejo, Lapiztola Collective, UR New York Collective and Super Pop Collective. It also happens to be the fifth installment of Norte Maar’s Beat Nite, which is sponsered this time around by our friends over at Hyperallergic.
Last night The Curbs and Stoops crew were gracious enough to show me around their new space and to give The Street Spot readers a preview of what they have in store for us this Friday:
Friday, February 18, 6-10PM
Morgan L Stop
566 Johnson Street 2nd Floor
Opening night party with DJ Grimmace.
Beers courtesy of DogFish Head.