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Our Mission: Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that provides opportunities for artists and viewers to share and be transformed by the experience of art.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, BWAC, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1978 by artists looking for a place to exhibit. BWAC currently is comprised of more than 100 artist-members who volunteer and run BWAC in various management, board and staff functions.

Our gallery is open from Spring though December, and visitors can see, buy and experience a wide range of member art exhibits, juried shows, performances, and workshops. Additionally, BWAC artist-members are represented on Artsy. The BWAC Gallery is housed on Van Brunt Street in a magnificent 25,000-square-foot gallery space, a brick Civil War-era warehouse, on the Red Hook waterfront.

The Red Hook waterfront vista, spanning New York Harbor from the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazzano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery visitors can enjoy nearby restaurants, bars, shopping and the waterfront promenade—a wonderful day out in Brooklyn.

WHAT’S HAPPENING

TWO MORE WEEKENDS TO SHOP and ENJOY ART at BWAC!

• Holiday Makers Market: Shop handmade gifts on the ground floor in our heated space! Open every weekend through Sunday, December 18, 1-6 pm. FREE ADMISSION (donations always welcome).

Sunday, December 11: LIVE MUSIC with PORCH STOMP, 1-4 pm
Come hear Sam Dallas and his bluegrass folk jam band in the Holiday Makers Market

• Gifting: a BWAC member exhibition of TRULY affordable art. Art makes a GREAT GIFT, and here is a variety to choose from, including realistic drawings to abstract paintings. On the second floor, weekends through Sunday, December 18, 2022.

• Somos LatinX: A select group of Latin-American artists exhibiting on the second floor, weekends through Sunday, December 18, 2022.

• Brooklyn Watercolor Society exhibition – extended through Sunday, December 18! Add a watercolor painting to your list of gifts to give.


ARTISTS: BWAC is looking for new members for 2023. Looking for a great place to exhibit your work? Find out what BWAC can do for you. Membership Benefits

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

SHOP THE HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET!

Come to the Holiday Makers Market to get into the holiday spirit and shop for unique, handmade gifts that will delight your senses and thrill your gift recipients!

OPENING:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1-6 pm.

Added note: This year, the BWAC Gallery has HEAT!

 

 

BWS at BWAC

A Special Exhibition featuring the work of BWS members, presented by the Brooklyn Watercolor Society

Visit our space on the 2nd floor, where our artists conduct tours and give demonstrations.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Alaiyo Bradshaw, Albert Massimi, Christian Le Gars, Deborah Wheaton, Eleanor Comins, Irina Dzevel, Jeffrey Berman, Jeremy Comins, John Dillon, Rhea Kirstein

NOW EXTENDED THOUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022!

GIFTING

A BWAC Member Exhibition

Other venues may say they have affordable art, but you know no one can match BWAC for the highest quality, TRULY AFFORDABLE LOCAL ART!

OPENING:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1-6 pm
on the second floor.

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