In Bloom Collective is presenting the first-ever Astoria Art Festival Friday, November 9th-Sunday, November 11th, and we want you to attend and help celebrate the passion and creativity that make this borough culturally unique. More than 30 local artists, all from Queens, are showing off their wide-ranging work, from paintings and drawings to photography and mixed media, throughout 10+ favorite local venues. Wander into Crescent Lounge, Queens Comfort, Cafe Bar, Sweet Afton, Fatty’s, Hell Gate Social, Sparrow, Bareburger on 31st Avenue, William Hallet, SITE, Astoria Park Wine & Spirits, Pachanga Patterson, Vesta, and Pin Up Queens anytime throughout the weekend and you’ll be treated to some good-looking art hanging on the walls. There’s no set itinerary; stick close to home or explore the neighborhood at your leisure.
***OPENINGS & PARTIES SCHEDULE!!***
*Friday November 9th*
Opening party at HELL GATE SOCIAL 12-21 Astoria Blvd. There will be a group show and two djs: Nick Tha’ Smoocher and Frankie Pancakes, a slideshow showcasing ALL of the artists and vendors selling “Jewelry as Art.” 9pm- 1am. This will be showcasing: Henry Minata, Mieko Anekawa, Jason Barletta and Jon Testa.
After party at SPARROW TAVERN 24-01 29th Street. This will be showcasing the photography of Pamela Curtiss. Plus a slideshow of all the artists will be playing. dj (Dennis Borowsky) will be playing and there will be drink specials. 1 am-close.
*Saturday November 10th*
Stefany Moheban of Prettyinthrift.com will be offering free styling at our “Fashion as Art” event at the new vintage store PIN UP QUEENS from 1-3 pm. 22-03 Astoria Blvd. (look for the black and white awning)
From 3 pm – 6 pm Bryan Bruner will be showcasing his work at BAREBURGER @ 33-21 31st Ave.
From 6 pm – 9 pm CRESCENT LOUNGE will be hosting a group opening and Happy Hour @ 32-05 Crescent Street. Artists showing here: Ben Louria, Alyssa D’Anna, Tania Nunez and Christina Prudenti.
From 9 pm – close CAFE BAR will be hosting an opening with a dj and drink specials @ 32-90 36th Street. Artists showing here: Dennis Borowsky, Davi Leventhal, Alexandra Militano, Courtney Kates.
*Sunday November 11th*
ASTORIA PARK WINE & SPIRITS will be hosting a group photo show (Mary Ann Benedetto, Adrienne Darnell, Lizabeth Nieves, and Lea Sophie) with a wine tasting from 2 pm – 4pm @ 28-07 24th Ave.
There are also many artists hanging at our other venues including:
Alice Lipping at SITE
Gary Russo, Kendall Boyda, Owen Weber, Emily Marchesiello, Patty Hyland, Sasha Knittel, Norah Springer, and Cristian D. Torres at William Hallet
Gennadyi Gurman, Codie Eisenberg, and Eric Sokoloff at Sweet Afton
Carlos Detres and Jason Gelman at Queens Comfort
Group shows at Vesta and Pachanga and a solo show at Fatty’s
We hope to see you there – please share and tell your friends!