What: The artists of FlutuArte bring you a recreation of the harbor in Rio de Janeiro that they transformed from a quiet fishing community to a floating gallery of art.
Where: Gowanus Ballroom,
55 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
N., 1) Floating art 2) Transforming communities through free public art.
Due to hurricane Sandy and the flooding of Gowanus Ballroom we are moving FlutuArte NY! to Saturday November 24th and joining it with the Save Gowanus Ballroom fundraiser. This means more music, more fire dancing, more spectacle, and more fun! Now you can help save Gowanus and contribute to the making of public art at the same time.
For one night only, come and experience Rio de Janeiro right here in Brooklyn! Bring your bikinis and swim trunks and take a dip in the HEATED SWIMMING POOL! Allow your mind to slow to a tropical pace, Enjoy FREE Jerk turkey BBQ from 7-10pm, sip on special FlutuTinis in paradise, and dance until the wee hours of the morning at FlutuFESTA NY!!
Since early this year, artists from all over the world have been converging on a small fishing harbor in Rio de Janeiro to adorn the tops of fishing boats with spectacular designs. Under the visionary guidance of Maxine Nienow and Nicolina, fishermen and artists have conspired to turn this sleepy harbor into a vibrant cultural center for the city.
Come and see photos and videos of the 58 fishing boats painted along with original sketches by the artists. Walk through a visual re-creation of the floating gallery of FlutuArte! Climb aboard and feel what it’s like to paint on top of a boat with an open paint jam just like we had in Rio! Win original art work by FlutuArte artists or limited edition FlutuArte screen prints! Party like a pirate while helping to raise funds to continue the artistic transformation of this small community in Rio.
Donation of $15 at the door goes to Saving Gowanus Ballroom and toward the continuation of the FlutuArte community art project.
We will also be accepting donations of canned foods, clothing or other necessities for those in need in the wake of Hurricane Sandy!
Premier screening of Brazilian filmmaker Breno Moreira’s documentary on the making of FlutuArte!
MC’d by the extraordinary and vivacious Kae Burke!
Featuring performances and music by:
Shayfer James and Sarah Zar
Apocalypse Five and Dime
Matthew Silver the Great Performer
and many more!
Sexy and dangerous aerial performances by:
Smokin’ fire performances by:
Stilting performances by the ridiculously tall:
Life size boat installations by Benoit Verbeke!
Aquatic paintings by Browning Kay
Live painting by FlutuArtists Nicolina and Maxine
Collaborative live art by the Free Art Society
Pérola M. Bonfanti
Join in the participatory live paint jam open to everyone!
Video-Art by Pérola M. Bonfanti!
Videos by Maxine Nienow
Visuals by Adam Weinberg!
Face painting by Piyali Banerjie!
Come dressed in your finest nautical themed duds and bask in the tropical glow of FlutuFesta!