Photoville Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

By A. C. LEE
Published: June 21, 2012

Art shows are more typically indoors than out, but in the summer, unless you’re seeking air-conditioning or refuge from the rain, a museum or gallery is unlikely to top your list of places to while away an afternoon.

Photoville, a new and ambitious free exhibition opening this weekend in Brooklyn Bridge Park, represents a perfect compromise for New Yorkers torn between basking in warm fresh air and imbibing cutting-edge culture. Using a few dozen shipping containers as exhibition spaces, the event will show the work of photographers both famous and emerging, as well as that of contest-winners whose pieces will be featured on “The Fence,” a thousand-foot mesh banner running through the park.

On top of this feast of still photography there will be lectures and panel discussions; artist-led classes; a food and beer “garden” featuring several of the city’s most popular food trucks and beer from Brooklyn Brewery; and what must be recognized as a touch of subtle genius: a “photo dog run.” When was the last time you were able to take a four-legged friend gallery hopping?

The event, which continues through July 1, will occupy the rambling expanse of former docks recently reclaimed for transformation into an idiosyncratic yet inviting green space beneath the Brooklyn Heights promenade and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, set against the backdrop of the East River and Lower Manhattan.

(Friday from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Pier 3 Uplands at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights;

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Friday June 22........ 4pm - 10pm
Saturday June 23.... 11am - 10pm
Sunday June 24...... 11am - 7pm

Thursday June 28.... 4pm - 10pm
Friday June 29........ 4pm - 10pm
Saturday June 30.... 11am - 10pm
Sunday July 1......... 11am - 7pm