So, many people have been asking us why we chose Factory Fresh in Bushwick as the site for All City Canvas Global Series NYC. Some people may think Bushwick is just a crappy hipster neighborhood in Brooklyn, but there’s so much more than that. Here’s some important reasons why we love this place.
Bushwick is a neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. With a mixture of industrial warehouses, hispanic immigrants, and a fast-growing community of artists, the neighborhood of Bushwick has become the new frontier for gentrification in New York City.
A flourishing artist community has existed in Bushwick for decades and is still growing. Dozens of art studios and galleries are scattered throughout the neighborhood. There are several open studios programs that help the public visit artist studios and galleries, and a number of websites dedicated to promoting neighborhood art and events.
Founded in 2008, Factory Fresh started as a commercial gallery space located in East Williamsburg/Bushwick at 1053 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Their aim was to push the art boundaries further bringing the latest art works from the freshest artists around the globe while always staying ahead of the trends. The creators of Factory Fresh, Ali Ha and Ad Deville have shown their own art and the art of fellow artists they meet in the global street art scene and in the NYC community.
Since October of 2012, Factory Fresh no longer hosts a public space, instead they work with their artists on a larger global scale. Now, Factory Fresh advises and consults corporate clients and private collectors as an advocate for the artists bringing urban art to their collections and projects. Factory Fresh develops/curates satellite shows in NYC and around the world.
The wall outside Factory Fresh is considered one of the best current graffiti spots in NYC. This wall gets painted and re-painted frequently, by many excellent artists, like JR, Jim Avignon, Jon Burgerman, Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Pat Voke, Veng, Jaques Frague, and Yakita Fields. Now it’s Smithe’s turn to leave his mark on this Brooklyn landmark.