The annual Storefront Artists’ Walk (SAW) – an emerging Bay Ridge tradition – is gearing up for its third year on 5th Avenue.
It all starts on Friday, May 18 – which is tomorrow [!], and according to co-founder John Avelluto, it’s looking even better than the two years before.
We had a chance to briefly speak with Avelluto last week, and he tells us that the Bay Ridge SAW had 60 applicants for this year’s edition.
About 20 were chosen to create and showcase works in storefronts down a 17-block stretch of 5th Avenue.
The artists are matched up with a store, and create works with a connection to Bay Ridge and their hosting venue. About one-quarter of the artists are, in fact, from the neighborhood, with the rest coming from other places in Brooklyn.
Six Point Brewery will be sponsoring the event, which runs through June 17.
Related Article: Home Reporter review of 2011 SAW.
The Storefront Artists Walk begins on May 18 at 5th Avenue locations between 73rd Street and 84th Street, and runs until June 17. For more information, please visit bayridgesaw.org.