Join us to celebrate the closing of our first exhibition in our new space with an artist talk! Meet and greet all the BxAF artists, and get to know their work.
Friday, December 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
BxArts Factory’s Studio 13 Presents: “RISING”
with the participation of:
FINEZT by Edwin Reyes
Special artwork for sale to help fundraise, created during BxAF events by Laura Alvarez, Laura Villana, Raquel Tusañeza, Peces Con Mar and Vanesa Álvarez.
240 E 153rd Street, Bronx NY
(Between Park and Morris Avenues).
Join BxArts Factory and their studio artists in a celebration of new space, new beginnings and resilience. Come celebrate the opening our our space and help us fundraise to continue our mission in the Bronx. You can contribute to our fundraising efforts by donating any amount to receive your entrance ticket or by buying affordable and unique pieces of art during the event.
Date: Thursday, September 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Address: 240 E 153rd Street, Bronx NY (Between Park and Morris Avenues).
Ticketed Event - Donate any amount to receive your ticket HERE- https://RisingExhibit.eventbrite.com
Join us for an Open Studio night where you can meet the artists, purchase some art and have a great time helping BxArts Factory!
ArtTime Episode 4 is premiering on Saturday, March 20th at 2pm!!! This is a collaboration project between BxArts Factory and BronxNet Television! A Monthly docu-series of episodes featuring local Bronx artists telling their stories and teaching you their craft!
You can watch March's episode with artist Laura Alvarez on BronxNet Bx OMNI channels Optimum 67 and 2133 on Verizon!
Streaming Online at BronxNet.tv/watch
BxArts Factory's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/bxartsfactory
Last week through a chain of I know someone that knows someone, I got a text message if I knew anyone to paint a community fridge in The Bronx. As I am feeling better and now I can walk almost normal, I immediately volunteered.
Sara and Selma have been providing free food to their community for two months already. They saw what other communities were accomplishing by having a fridge in the street, asking local businesses to donate food at the end of the day, coordinating with community gardens to get fresh produce and checking on the fridge every day a couple of times a day to make sure it is clean and working.
While painting it I was impressed by the number of people that used it, to bring and to get food from it. We don't really know how people are struggling until you offer help.
This is a mutual aid initiative that has been pretty successful in different parts of the city and I see it is being done in other cities.
I will be hopefully painting a few more soon... This one is located at 242 Street and Broadway Ave. In the North Bronx.
We had a couple of technical difficulties to paint the fridge. The first day it was so humid that the paint I brought to paint didn't dry, so I had to come back a second time. All worth!!
This summer our outdoor plans for BxArts Factory are complicated, so we started several initiatives. One of them is a series of short weekly videos. This summer video-series is all about easy & family friendly creative activities using simple materials. Learning while having fun together!
We will be releasing new episodes every week, Mondays and Wednesdays so far.
On Monday our talented Mr. Ruddy will be teaching how to draw different shapes and things. On Wednesdays I will be using old magazines to create works of art!
There is no excuse to start creating!!
WHEDco is partnering with the BxArts Factory to host a free series of online career development webinars to help Bronx artists transition to new employment opportunities or launch and grow their businesses during COVID-19. Join our interactive session on Zoom Thursday's in May at 5pm to get real time feedback from the teaching artist. Sign up for one or all three events in this FREE Professional Development Series below:
How to Brand Your Art
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
How to Budget Your Project
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
How to Create a Web Comic
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Register to join interactive session on Zoom or watch on Facebook Live
My seminar will be focused on giving artists the fundamentals to create (or develop) their own brand. As an artist you have to become the perfect seller, not only by creating the perfect piece, but by letting everyone know you did it.
Hello, at BxArts Factory we decided we have to stay busy creating art and for that we are starting this initiative. I hope you join us and keep your creative juices flowing... go to our Instagram page and start posting!
I will be painting live celebrating so many changes this year! I got a studio space in the same building BxArts Factory has found it's first home. We are making our debut in the Melrose community and we are creating our first Block pARTy!
Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, August 10th on 3 to 6pm. We are celebrating all that we have accomplished, our new space, our new Melrose community and the future!
In front of our studios/office at 240 E 153rd, (Between Park Ave. and Melrose Ave.) we will be taking over the block for some summer time and we want you and your family to be there!
We will have music, street art, arts & crafts, games, poetry and performances for the whole family to enjoy! Save the date and join us for this FREE event we hope to see you there!!
I am a...
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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