OPEN's Happenings in Bushwick

OPEN's Grant Program Underway

OPEN's grant program, which seeks to support the endeavors of local creative organizations and solo artists, called for applicants to submit their original and imaginative projects for consideration.  After receiving a diverse group of exciting concepts, OPEN has narrowed its list, selecting a small, but talented pool  of candidates. 

The Board will contact all contenders by March 1 to request a more formal and detailed proposal, each of which will be considered on the four main factors: arts, design and technology, use of open space, and opportunity for community engagement. 

Next steps will be the submission of final proposals and the review by an independent panel. 

The winning organization will be selected by August 2018 and will be announced to all in September. We will keep you posted.

OPEN Public Art Projects - Bushwick Rheingold Brewery Development

OPEN is currently engaged in large-scale projects within the Rheingold brewery development in Bushwick, Brooklyn NY.  The goal of the projects is to incorporate art into the public space that can be created and appreciated by the local community. 

The art projects include 3 murals which are the full height of the residential buildings (6 - 7 stories) and are visible from the public parks within the development, 1 ceiling mural that is located within the public park, and 5 sculpture installations throughout the public park that runs between the two buildings in the development. 

OPEN is currently seeking local artists and organizations to design the murals while engaging the community in the creative process. The murals are intended to create opportunities for artists, in partnership with the community, to have a sense of belonging and ownership in the public spaces surrounding the Rheingold development, as well as to leave a lasting creative mark on the changing landscape of the neighborhood. March 19th is the deadline for the proposal applications for 3 of the murals due for completion in May. If you or someone you know may be interested in submitting a proposal, please contact us at 

We look forward to sharing the progress from creation to completion through the blog and via social media.