Catch a Free Water Taxi Ferry Ride to Brooklyn Open Studios

Friday, September 25, 6-9PM and Saturday, September 26, 12-5PM at the Brooklyn Army Terminal - 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220
NEW YORK - Aug. 20, 2015 - PRLog -- chashama and the NYC Economic Development Corporation invites the greater New York City area to visit chashama's largest subsidized studio program located at the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Spread across two adjacent buildings and situated along Brooklyn's waterfront in the Sunset Park neighborhood, the studios will feature painters, sculptors, photographers, and experimental mixed media artists.

For one weekend only, guests can visit over 85 studios, meet the artists, explore finished art and works-in-progress, and join a tour to experience the rich history of the Brooklyn Army Terminal buildings.

NARS Foundation ( and J&M Studios will also hold open studios on Saturday, September 26, 12-6pm. A free shuttle bus will run between NARS, J&M, an chashama from 12-6pm.

Artists at both locations will open their doors, offering an additional view of  artist studios.

On Friday, Turnstile Tours will offer a 6pm tour of Building B about the past and present of the Army Terminal, highlighting its military history and industrial development.

In partnership with the NYCEDC, chashama has provided subsidized workspaces at BAT for over 300 artists since 2007. The Workspace Program supports artists in all aspects of their creative and professional development.

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About chashama:
chashama, which means “to have vision” in Farsi, partners with property owners to activate unused real estate for artists to develop, create and present. Currently, chashama manages over 125 artist studios, six galleries, five curated office lobbies, two performance venues, and provides affordable artist housing. A connector of art and real estate since 1995, chashama has placed more than 12,000 artists into over 60 locations around New York City, becoming the largest provider of affordable space for creative use.
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New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.

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