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Nov

07

2012

Astoria Art Festival

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in Arts and Culture, Astoria

Friends, do you know about Astoria Art Festival? We Heart Astoria is thrilled to be the official sponsor of this amazing local art week- packed full of parties, openings, shows and more. A bit more about AAF:

 

In Bloom Collective is presenting the first-ever Astoria Art Festival Friday, November 9th-Sunday, November 11th, and we want you to attend and help celebrate the passion and creativity that make this borough culturally unique. More than 30 local artists, all from Queens, are showing off their wide-ranging work, from paintings and drawings to photography and mixed media, throughout nearly 20 favorite local venues. Wander into Crescent Lounge, Queens Comfort, Cafe Bar, Sweet Afton, Fatty’s, Hell

Gate Social, Sparrow, Bareburger on 31st Avenue, William Hallet, SITE, Astoria Park Wine & Spirits and Pin Up Queens anytime throughout the weekend and you’ll be treated to some good-looking art hanging on the walls. There’s no set itinerary; stick close to home or explore the neighborhood at your leisure.
Friday November 9th

 

Opening party at HELL GATE SOCIAL (12-21 Astoria Blvd.)-  Group show, featuring dj’s Nick Tha’ Smoocher and Frankie Pancakes, a slideshow showcasing all of the artists, and vendors selling “Jewelry as Art” 9pm- 1am. Artists featured: Henry Minata, Mieko Anekawa, Jason Barletta and Jon Testa.

After party at SPARROW TAVERN (24-01 29th Street)- Showcasing the photography of Pamela Curtiss plus a slideshow of all the artists. The party will also feature dj Dennis Borowsky plus drink specials. 1 am-close

Saturday November 10th

Stefany Moheban of Prettyinthrift.com will be offering free styling at our “Fashion as Art” event at the new vintage store PIN UP QUEENS (22-03 Astoria Blvd.) from 1-3 p.m.

Work by Bryan Bruner

From 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Bryan Bruner will be showcasing his work at BAREBURGER @ 33-21 31st Ave

Art by Ben Louria

From 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. CRESCENT LOUNGE ( 32-05 Crescent Street) will be hosting a group opening featuring work by Ben Louria, Alyssa D’Anna, Tania Nunez and Christine Prudenti. Look for happy hour drink specials, too.

From 9 p.m.- close CAFE BAR (3290 36th Street) will be hosting an opening with a dj and drink specials. Artists showing here include Dennis Borowsky, Davi Leventhal, Alexandra Militano, and Courtney Kates.

Sunday November 11th

 

ASTORIA PARK WINE & SPIRITS (28-07 24th Ave) will be hosting a group photo show by artists Mary Ann Benedetto, Adrienne Darnell, Lizabeth Nieves, and Lea Sophie. Pair your art with a wine tasting from 2 pm- 4pm.
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