The Atlantic Avenue artwalk returns • Brooklyn Paper

The Atlantic Avenue artwalk returns

Gripping work: Alex Racine’s “Hands” will be part of the Artwalk on Atlantic Avenue this weekend.
Alex Racine

The sixth annual Atlantic Avenue Artwalk this weekend has the same 200 or so artists, the same wide range of studio openings, and plenty of film screenings and live music — but this year, it’s a “recession-friendly event,” thanks to plenty of freebies and discounted menus at restaurants.

“Atlantic Avenue Artwalk has become a creative ‘stimulus’ more than ever — providing high-quality programming and free events to audiences while encouraging them to shop, dine and support the arts at the same time,” said founder Lisa Shimamura.

The paint-splattered excitement (and sculpture like Alex Racine’s work, pictured) stretches from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue and includes the unveiling of a workshops to let your creative juice flow, a walking tour of public art in Park Slope and Gowanus and the seemingly unrelated, yet thoroughly irresistible, offer of two-for-one admission at the New York City Transit Museum.

Atlantic Avenue Artwalk, Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, from 1 to 6 pm. For info and a map, visit www.atlanticavenueartwalk.com.

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