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Meet the Artists of the Avenue

Updated: Dec 16, 2020


Due to the impending storm and ongoing pandemic concerns, this weekends' popup show, What Happened Here, at Stand4 Gallery is unfortunately cancelled. We apologize to those who planned on attending and hope to celebrate our 5th Ave bench artists at a later date. The 5th Ave BID will of course continue to collaborate with or local partners and community members to make 5th Ave a special place.

In the meantime, we encourage you to visit the social media websites or the participating artists and show them some love with "likes" and "follows".

Alicia Degener:

Cassandra Ulvick

Isabelle Ewing

On Friday and Saturday December 18th - 19th, Stand4 Gallery, Building Brooklyn Street Art, and the Bay Ridge 5th Ave BID will be hosting, What Happened Here, a popup gallery event featuring artists from the BID’s Arts on the Avenue bench project. Last summer, ten Brooklyn-based artists descended on Bay Ridge to decorate 5th Ave street benches with colorful design work aimed at beautifying and uplifting the community. If you haven’t visited all of the benches you can see pics and read artist bios here.

Through their pieces on display at Stand4, the artists will address the question, “What Happened Here” by focusing on the streets, street art, public life and what happens at and around NYC benches. If you haven’t already experienced Stand4 Gallery, why not come out to admire works by 5th Ave bench artists Cassandra Lin Ulvick, David Dominguez, Isabelle Ewing, Phetus, and Bay Ridge’s own Alicia Degener.

Stand4 Gallery, founded by Jeannine Bardo in 2017 is housed in a former medical office at 414 78th Street in Bay Ridge. The gallery aspires to bring visual arts programming to the center of the community and to serve as a catalyst to create a socially and environmentally just and sustainable future, inclusive of community voices and inspired by local interests.

This show was also made possible by Nicole Stuart of Building Brooklyn Street Art (BBSA), who assembled most of the roster for the bench project. BBSA aims to connect artists and business owners so they may collaborate in making the streets of Brooklyn an accessible art museum for all.

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