Arts Gowanus presents new public Pride Month outdoor exhibition

Photograph Joy Love Hope by Ronnimae Painter Photography.
A photograph entitled “Joy Love Hope” by Ronnimae Painter Photography.
Photo by Ronniemae Painter Photography

Brooklynites can celebrate Pride Month until late August, thanks to a new public art exhibition in Gowanus. 

The exhibition, by Arts Gowanus, titled “Together We Will,” was made possible in partnership with Brooklyn Pride and the Old Stone House and will feature art from over 100 artists selected in an April open call produced by both up-and-coming and established queer artists.

Each work is displayed outdoors for the public and depicts and celebrates different aspects of life and living as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Painting of a rainbow over Brooklyn by Autumn Hart.
Painting of a rainbow over Brooklyn by Autumn Hart.Painting by Autumn Hart

All works will be printed and presented on 36’’ by 36’’ vinyl banners which each include a brief description of the work. These banners will be up and displayed on a fence which surrounds the Old Stone House & Washington Park as well as J.J. Byrne Playground in Park Slope until August 31, so visitors can admire and learn more about the history and beauty of pride well after Pride Month ends.

“I am so excited we are able to provide visibility and space to highlight the works of these incredible artists, who are an integral part of the vibrant and beautiful art scene in Brooklyn,” said Johnny Thornton, Arts Gowanus Executive Director in a statement Tuesday. “As LGBTQIA+ rights (and lives) are constantly under attack, it is important that we celebrate the accomplishments, experiences, and resiliency of this community.”

Additionally, the exhibit will be available to view online with some of the original works available for sale on the same site.