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Brooklyn’s eight annual Atlantic Ave Artwalk


Photography by Alysa Castiglia.

The Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk celebrated its eighth year, and the Fort Greene galleries between Fourth Avenue and Hicks Street were overrun by yuppies with their precocious children.  Red flags designated which shops and spaces were open to the public, and sadly there was a lack of raw personal studios of working Brooklyn artists.  Nonetheless, Roulette, a New York experimental music organization, has found a new permanent home in a beautiful theatre below an apartment complex at 509 Atlantic Avenue.

The ArtWalk was off to a good start when I walked into the “Golden Shower” on the staircase in the theatre, a cylinder of gilded fabric surrounding a nearly nude man painted glittery gold, complete with false yellow eyelashes, singing original a Capella songs in a delightfully off-setting confrontational space (see next page for not to be missed images).