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Industry City will launch the first Art Saturday this weekend

Industry City has announced its first Art Saturday. The event will include art tours, children’s candle-making and flower-arranging workshops, Japanese pottery pop-ups, and more interactive activities. All events will take place on July 23.

Industry City is a 6 million square foot complex that consists of 16 buildings covering 35 acres. The buildings house a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants and events. Belvedere Capital, Jamestown and Angelo Gordon & Co. have transformed Industry City with over $450 million in infrastructure improvements. A courtyard was also added as well as more event programming.

Their goal is to create a community of forward-thinking businesses that support well-paying jobs for workers of varying skill levels and experience.

The upcoming Art Saturday will be a one-day event that will cover the entirety of Industry City. Part of the day’s programming will include gallery openings, live performances, workshops and pop-ups.

Here are some highlights to look forward to:

Self-guided art tour by The Collision Project

Industry City will be covered in murals, sculptures and installations created by New York and international artists. The Collision project aims to make art an experience, rather than just an object to look at. The project will run all year round and you can access the art map here.

Self-Guided Art Tour – Photo courtesy of Industry City

Time to Shine: Interactive Art Installation by Zipeng Zhu

Zipeng Zhu, is a Brooklyn-based artist who focuses on interactive art dedicated to the LGBTIQ+ community. “Time to Shine” is a collection of 3,500 cards that encourages participants to celebrate their unique identity by reinventing the conventional name tag. The program is in collaboration with OutRight Action International, a non-profit organization for LGBTIQ+ people. When you pick up a name tag, you can donate using the QR code, and Industry City will match up to $3,500 in donations. This project will continue until the end of July.

Time to Shine by Zipeng Zhu – Photo courtesy of Industry City

Japanese pottery pop-up

Japan Village in Industry City is famous for its culture. The Japanese pottery pop-up is no exception. The pop-up will feature a wide range of unique pottery works created by Japanese potters. You can support these artists by purchasing these handcrafted ceramics.

Japanese pottery pop-up – Photo courtesy of Japan Village

YUi Brooklyn pop-up candle.

If you are interested in the process of making a candle, now is the time to learn all about it. Hosted by Japanese candle maker YUi Brooklyn in the Japan Village, a wide variety of hand-poured soy and beeswax candles will be on display. The candles will have their own unique shapes and smells, all inspired by traditional and modern Japanese culture. You can buy your own candles to take home.

YUi pop-up candle – Photo courtesy of Japan Village

There will be many more programs to attend and explore.

Times vary for each different program, to find out more about specific events click on here. He is free to enter inside the buildings; supplier prices vary. Industry City is located on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 220 36th Street.

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