***REGISTRATION: PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION TO APPEAR ON OUR PRINTED MAPS/POSTCARDS IS NOW CLOSED, HOWEVER YOU CAN STILL JOIN OUR TOUR BY REGISTERING BELOW AND APPEAR ON OUR FINAL ONLINE MAP RIGHT UP TO THE DAY BEFORE THE TOUR (MAY 18, 2012). MANY PEOPLE COMING TO THE TOUR WILL DOWNLOAD THE LATEST MAP OR VIEW FROM THEIR IPADS / SMART PHONES BOTH MORNINGS (MAY 19 & 20) BEFORE ATTENDING ***
Brooklyn Studio Tours is pleased to announce Spring Artist Open Studio Tour in Red Hook & Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn on Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20 from 12PM to 6 PM.
Our objective is to assist in forming new relationships and exposing your work to a greater public audience. In the past, our weekends have been great successes and lots of fun. We have continuously been recognized in the press - see our storyline in the NY Daily News in October 2010 – CLICK HERE – and each year we continue to grow!
Getting the Word Out
We will provide the main publicity, posters and maps in many local areas; including but not limited to all major Brooklyn neighborhoods, NYC (such as Chelsea, Flat Iron, LES, Soho, Noho, West Village, Upper West Side, Upper East Side) Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx; as well as a large selection of websites and local highly read blogs. We ask you to help us spread the word by posting in your favorite locations, by sending to friends and relationships, and by posting on your websites, blogs, emails, facebook, google+ and twitter.
We need your agreement to have your studio open to the public, your name(s), address with cross streets (so we can mark the map) and your medium. If your space has multiple participating artists, we will need all artist names, info and medium.
The fee to participate is $40. per artist. If you are a gallery, shared art space, studio, arts center, etc. with many artists (4 or more) and would like to participate, the fee is $160. (Studios with more than 4 artists can also take advantage of this price or can choose to pay individually).
Traditionally we have had artists, restaurants, local shops, real estate, churches, etc. open up space to allow you to show your work. If you want to participate, contact us and we will list you (first come, first served) in line to be paired with an available space.
The deadline to sign up Friday, April 27. We will then print our materials and begin mass distribution!
Interested in being a March 2012 – February 2013 Tour Sponsor?
We appreciate our wonderful sponsors whom have helped us promote our events. These include organizations such as BWAC Gallery, Frame it in Brooklyn, ArtMix Gallery, BoCoCa Arts Festival , The Red Hook Star Revue, The New York Observer, The Comfort Inn Red Hook, Margaret Palca Bakes, Giardini Pizza & TopStar Gallery. There are 2 sponsorship options which provide you 1 year of exposure:
Gold $150 -appear in our sponsor section of our website with your name, address, website and brief description.
Foundation $300 – appear on all pages of our website and printed / digital flyers, maps, window stickers, etc with your logo and in our sponsor section with the same info as Gold members. Maximum exposure.
Local Restaurants, Shops, Bars, Galleries, Museums, Theatres, Etc. – We Want You Too!!
We would love to include you on our tour map and list you on our website for great exposure as well as to offer our public more than just art (we all need a food or shopping break!). Be sure to tell us about special discounts or offers on this weekend so we can publicize for you (i.e – restaurants in the past have offered 10% off by saying they are on the tour). There are 2 options to participate:
$35 – appear as a spot on our tour map and have information listed on our website including any weekend specials
Do you have available wall space or floor space with the willingness to showcase an artist this weekend? Sometimes an area artist would like to be more on the mainstream (i.e. Van Brunt Street, Columbia Street, etc.) or an artist just outside Red Hook / Carroll Gardens would like to be on tour. In return, we will discount your participation fee. Information will be listed on our website in 2 spots – as a participant and also as the artist who is showcasing in your store.
Check, credit cards and paypal are acceptable forms of payment to secure your participation. You can click the button here to pay online or you can also call us with your credit card. Once paid, we will email or call you to confirm your payment and necessary information.
If paying by check, please mail to:
** Please make check out to MARINO PHOTOGRAPHY **
Brooklyn Studio Tours
c/o Marino Photography
6714 Ridge Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Our email is email@example.com and our phone line is (917) 207-2091
Please email us this info so we have your correct information on file for map placement.
Please forward to friends who might also be interested in participating We are looking forward to having you as part of this season’s tour!
We are always looking for volunteers who would like to help us make our events extremely successful!
Brooklyn Studio Tours
We hope you will open your studio for this wonderful weekend!