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Industry City will host an art and design festival

By Brooklyn Eagle Staff

More than 130 companies on campus focus on design

Industry City in Sunset Park, home of the Brooklyn Design District, has announced the Industry City Design Festival (ICDF), a campus-wide celebration of art and design.

ICDF will take place May 12-16, as a partner program of NY-CxDesign 2022. The weeklong celebrations will be open to the public, inviting design enthusiasts and experts to participate in film screenings, tours of artists’ studios, public art installations and live panel discussions.

With over 130 companies on campus focused on different aspects of design, Industry City welcomes visitors from around the world to meet and learn about our thriving creative community,” said Jim Somoza, CEO and Partner of Industry City. “The campus is as much an incubator as a canvas for these creatives.”

The Brooklyn Design District is a collective of over 130 architects, designers and design retailers, including West Elm, Design Within Reach, Restoration Hardware, Porcelanosa, Micol Ceramics, IC Store by WantedDesign, Christophe Pourny Studio, cityFoundry and dozens of others . The 16-building, six-million-square-foot creative campus on the Brooklyn waterfront features ground-floor stores including retail, vintage and specialty outlets, as well as offices and studios for textiles, l lighting, interior decoration and furniture.

Open May 12 and continuing daily through May 16, ICDF programming highlights include:

IC Store by WantedDesign Day/Time: May 10-27, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Building 2, Food Hall

As part of a special pop-up at the IC Store by WantedDesign, the store will feature the work of two Mexican artists, Daniel Barreto and Alejandra García Gutiérrez, whose two-dimensional work will be on display and available for sale.

The talks @ ICDF

Day/Time: Daily from May 12 to 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Location: Campus-wide

Industry City welcomes experts from the worlds of art, architecture and design to offer their perspectives on a wide variety of discussion topics in IC’s recently unveiled event space, Five Two A. will be organized by Cooper Hewitt, NYC Jewelry Week, Central Saint Martins, Brooklyn Rail, Asian Creative Foundation, Equator Productions, etc.

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Open workshops

Day/Time: May 14 – 15, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Campus-wide

Returning for the first time since 2019, Industry City Open Studios offers the unique opportunity to visit and meet over 100 designers, artists and makers from the comfort of their studios.