It’s now been two days since we launched Brooklyn Artillery, and in between collectively overcoming our hangovers and our creative director getting her butt forcibly dragged to Maryland for a much needed vacation, we haven’t had time to scour the net to find out whether we’re totally famous or kind of snooty and obscure. Good news! The word is out and we can’t thank everyone enough for their interest and enthusiasm.
From Bushwick BK we hear the following – “Proving the theory true that “if you build it, they will come,” the double opening of Brooklyn Artillery and the brand-new Castle Braid complex this Saturday drew a sizeable crowd of all ages. Judging by some quick queries, it was a mix of potential renters, art lovers, and rubber-neckers, with at least one couple having come from the far-flung Upper East Side (!).” The rest of the article can be read here. Thanks so much to writer Mimi Luse for her thoughtful and detailed write-up!
The blogosphere has been particularly supportive, and we’re not just saying that because we don’t want them to sue us for nabbing their pictures (we’ll have our own asap, promise, and until then we’ll link you guys copiously) – yummyphoto.wordpress.com says “If I were an artist and could live in this housing complex, I would do it in a heartbeat. This place was jumpin’- it was pretty much a party in every sweet-ass pad, studio, and work space on the first 2 floors. Free wine, beer, shots, cheese, snacks, screenings, dances, and DJ’s thumpin beats indoors and out. It was the shit. All signs point to a very cool community to come @ Castle Braid [114 Troutman, Brooklyn].”
By the way, here’s a true measure of success. Five days ago, a google search for “Brooklyn Artillery” gave up four pages of results – today we’re at 17. Kick. Ass. And it’s largely thanks to the many artists and galleries who helped get the word out by posting writing, twittering, facebooking, and mail-blasting the bejeezus out of their mailing lists. Check out some of these links to see the work of Brooklyn’s artillerians!