DUMBO Arts Festival Open Studios

Community 12–6pm
  • Regular FREE


Please join us for a weekend of art and media! Check out the “Submerged!” video exhibition in the gallery, too. 

A reception celebrating the artists (Ages 21+) will be held on Saturday, September 27 from 6-8 p.m. 

All events are free/open to the public.

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is pleased to showcase our members during the DUMBO Arts Festival Open Studios. Featured members include Lance Weiler & Atley Loughridge with the Lyka Project, and JiYe Kim's scratch 'n' sniff photographs titled "Summer Lemon (order of things)”, as well as ongoing video confessional booth “The Truth Box." 

JiYe Kim’s "Summer Lemon (order of things)" are scratch and sniff photographs. These photos are part of the ‘Anxiety and Relief’ series by JiYe Kim, centering around the idea of why we experience anxiety and how we strive to resolve it in daily life. "Summer Lemon" focuses on the fear of forgetting. The work creates, through actions, the recapturing of what is gone. The act of scratching and sniffing seeks to reconstruct a trace but the more we scratch it, the more the experience becomes an artificial construction.

“The Lyka Project”: Lyka is a robot from a planet far far away called Ahmee. Lyka's home is struggling, and they've come to Earth to learn about sustainability from you! 

Come out and bring your children (or your child within) to Lyka's social sandbox of learning and play! We’ll use sensors to measure aspects of our environment like water quality and energy usage, and then we’ll create exciting models of the resulting growth on Lyka's home. The social sandbox will be lead by thought leader Lance Weiler. 

“The Truth Box” is a traveling story booth that is part of The (Dis)Honesty Project – a collaboration between behavioral economist Dan Ariely and filmmaker Yael Melamede – which aims to improve our behavior and ethics. “The Truth Box” invites participants to share the truth about a lie they have told on camera. “The Truth Box” is on display at the Media Center through October 31. For more info click here

The DUMBO Arts Festival is a free public event. Each year it seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The DUMBO Arts Festival attracts 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 400 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners. 

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