(Updated – Nov 2, 2016)
When New Yorkers think of Park Slope, they tend to think of historic brownstones, tree-lined streets, and young families pushing baby strollers to Prospect Park for a play date with their golden retrievers in tow. It’s not the first neighborhood you think of if you’re thinking of shopping for art.
It’s true that you may find a higher concentration of art galleries in SoHo, Williamsburg, or Bushwick, but Park Slope has several galleries worth visiting. Here are four worth checking out.
The 440 gallery is artist-run, showcasing regional artists and their talents. It features exhibitions of work from painters, photographers, sculptors, installations, and more.
The current “1,000 Drawings of NYC” exhibition by Victoria Behm is a collection of black-ink drawings and collages on hand-made paper. It will be open through November 27, 2016.
400 Gallery photo courtesy of Facebook.
Eva Schicker | Ethan Pettit Gallery via Facebook
Ethan Pettit Gallery
The Ethan Pettit Gallery is not just an exhibition space. It also offers educational, archival, and media programs for the community. The gallery features artists such as Robert Egert, Ken Butler, Barbara Friedman, and Konstantin Lange. This month they celebrate two years of a successful program in Buddhist and Tibetan art, lead by Sonam Rinzin. There will be an exhibition (TBA), and they have produced a beautiful ten-page catalog.
Open Source Gallery | Lindy L. via Foursquare
Open Source Gallery
The Open Source Gallery is a non-profit that features contemporary art, helps support up-and-coming artists, and showcases neighborhood culture with an emphasis on social justice. The gallery offers children’s programs and workshops, summer camp programs, and even hosts an annual soup kitchen.
Taro’s Origami Studio via Facebook
Taro’s Origami Studio
Taro Yaguchi has a degree in mechanical engineering and runs a multinational patent law firm, but his true passion is the origami he learned from his grandfather as a child in Japan. After combining his skills to come up with innovative new origami designs, he opened Taro’s Origami Studio to share his love for the Japanese art of paper-folding. Come to check out his masterful displays, and then try it for yourself in the “drop-in corner.” Taro’s also offers classes and hosts events for private parties and field trips.