On September 10, The Brooklyn Collective art gallery will host a community block party to celebrate the opening of its new exhibit, “Go Brooklyn, Go Brooklyn.”
The event will bring Brooklyn, N.Y., artists to Charlotte join in the celebration.
The gallery also will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mecklenburg Investment Company, or MiCo, one of three buildings still standing from the original Brooklyn neighborhood.
Canadian artist Tim Okamura partnered with the Brooklyn Collective to curate the exhibition, which will showcase the works of 12 artists. At least five of those artists will be traveling from the Empire City.
Go Brooklyn, Go Brooklyn will be divided over two days.
Day one: The Brooklyn Collective will hold a private opening for renowned art collectors and enthusiasts who will be able to purchase artworks. Five emerging artists will showcase their artwork at Studio 229 on Brevard, the event center of The Brooklyn Collective.
Kevin Jones and Friends will be performing in the event center and later into the evening, the art gallery will host an “after party” with a live DJ. The bar in the event space will be open and food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Day two: The Brooklyn Collective will open its doors to all of Charlotte for a block party. In the Grace A.M.E Zion Church, the Brooklyn community’s church, the original congregation choir will be performing and will be followed by a hip-hop inspired group.
Activities will include face painting, and coloring activities for children, step teams, spoken work and a community canvas.
The “Go Brooklyn, Go Brooklyn” exhibition will run through November 18.