Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

To Long Island City with you!

There's one more day to enjoy the LIC Arts Open, and you, I assure you, should go (at left is a sculpture outside PU(I)NK!, by The Space artists, at 46-46 Vernon Boulevard). There are open studios all over the rapidly gentrifying Queens neighborhood, and the art of the street competes, in my opinion, with what is being created in the studios.

We started around the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Jackson Avenue (although the 7 train is not running this weekend, there are shuttle buses from Queensboro Plaza, or you can get off at Court Square on the E). Then we made our way toward Queens Plaza, stopping at Ten10 Studios and a few other free-standing spaces before spending a few hours at Juvenal Reis Studios.

My next post will highlight some of the artists we enjoyed; the photos here are odds and ends we saw as we walked.

White heart, 44th Avenue near 22nd Street, Long Island City

Able Steel Equipment, faded painted sign on the side of a building off Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

Obscured comestibles, Long Island City

Industrial cityscape, Long Island City