June Open Studios

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday June 1, 2023


Along with great weather for outdoor activities, springtime also encourages artists to open their doors to the public. And this month, on the rebound from COVID lockdowns, artists and their organizing cohorts are ready to offer  a rare glimpse inside the studio buildings, former factories, and warehouses where they work. They’ll be on hand to discuss their work and showcase their latest projects; these events also offers the unique opportunity to purchase work directly from artists. Don’t miss your chance to see the wide range of art being created in Manhattan and Brooklyn—and stay tuned for the Fall season, headlined by Gowanus Open Studios. Above: Brooklyn's Java Studios

Saturday/Sunday, June 3-4: NOMA Open Studios

Three artists and a photo darkroom open their doors this weekend for an intimate view of works and work in progress, with special events at the Hamilton Heights Darkroom. Sponsored by Northern Manhattan Artists Alliance, this is the first of four weekend events in June. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, fiber arts, ceramics and more, open this weekend. Scroll all the way down for map Above: Monotype(detail) by Cathy O’Keefe 

Saturday/Sunday, June 3-4: Park Slope/Windsor Terrace Artists Open Studios

In conjunction with the Fifth Avenue Art Stroll, 13 artists will open their studios for a view of works across ceramics, photography, painting, assemblage, and collage. Ossam Gallery at 300 7th Street serves as the hub, with a show of works by another 13 local artists. All adjacent to Prospect Park, and concurrent with Brooklyn’s Open Streets programming. Info Map



Saturday, June 3, 11am-3pm: Urban Glass Open Studios/Worksho[p

UrbanGlass presents demonstrations and free or paid workshops in its 17,000-square-foot space with opportunities for bead-making, designing a fused-glass coaster, foraying into glassblowing with a paperweight, and exploring other avenues of glassware and glass art. This open studios event is perfect for those who have been curious about the medium, but never quite had the impetus to explore it. The studio’s glassblowers will also be conducting various demonstrations that will provide insight into the development of the glassware we use without a second thought every day, fostering a newfound appreciation for the practice and the science behind it. Children age 12 and up, accompanied by an adult, are welcome. 

Urban Glass Studios, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY Info


Saturday, June 3, 11am-6pm: Spring Art+ Craft Market

Not an open studio per se, this is the first of what one can hope will be an annual event. Organized by the Westbeth Artist Residence Council, the show features affordable hand crafted works of fine art, works in fiber, photography plus vintage clothing and accessories in the famed galleries at NYCs first artist housing/studios, in the West Village.

Westbeth Gallery, 155 Bank Street, New York, NY Info Above: paintings by Karin Batten 


Friday, June 9, 6-9 pm/ + Saturday/Sunday: Launch party for Green Point Open Studios weekend

This grassroots effort aims to provide a free and open platform for local arts that builds, sustains, and supports the thriving creative community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Next weekend, hundreds of artists, designers and makers will open their studios to the public to showcase work in a wide range of mediums. Above: 2019 Greenpoint Open Studios

From paintings, sculptures, film, photography, weaving/textiles, ceramics, and more, there are seasoned artists to be visited and emerging artists to be discovered in the northernmost tip of Brooklyn. The Greenpoint Art Circle will also debut their group exhibition, Eye-Opening: Refreshing New Visions, during the Friday evening weekend launch party at Greenpoint Beer and Ale Company at 1150 Manhattan Avenue, Friday night from 6 to 9pm. Info Map  2023 Artists Guide