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Johnny T
5th Ave
(Park Slope/ Gowanus)
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the project

This project activates green space by using the fence around a park for public outdoor portraiture exhibition. This exhibition features portraits created by and depicting local Brooklyn residents. After over a year of struggles during COVID, this exhibition is meant to celebrate the resilience, strength, and diversity of our amazing Brooklyn community. This project is in collaboration with The Old Stone House and is part of the Arts Gowanus Gallery Dispersed initiative. 

This exhibition will feature over 100 images of artwork from local Brooklyn artists printed on banners which will be exhibited on the fence surrounding J.J. Byrne Playground from May 15 - June 25. The banners displaying the artwork will be 36 x 36 inches and will include a short description of the subject in the portrait. 

the steps

We are currently accepting artist submissions via our website until April 14th.

April 22nd - selections by our 5 curators are made and all entrants notified. 

April 22nd - May 1st - we will organize the photography of artworks for those who need it and don't have access to photo equipment. 

May 1st - Graphic Designers prepare banners for printers, delivered by May 5th

May 14th - installation of Banners

May 15th - Opening of the event!!

why we're doing it

After over a year of relative isolation during COVID, this exhibition is meant to bring the people of Brooklyn out to celebrate the resilience, strength, and diversity of our amazing Brooklyn community. This exhibition will celebrate the neighborhood that we are all part of and remind us what makes us so strong...the community around us!


Printing - $3400

Transportation/installation - $1000

Project Manager  - $1500

Promotional Materials - $1000

Design - $2000

Artwork Photographers - $800

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $301
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,036

Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign


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This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Angely R.
  • Behzad Amiri
  • Brendan A.