A Two-Day Artisan Showcase & Cultural Assembly to Launch in Brooklyn on October 1, 2016


Hosted by the legendary Fab 5 Freddy & Ralph McDaniels with artist including BK The Artist, John Born, Kennedy Yanko, Jay West & many more


BROOKLYN, NY (August 3, 2016)- I AM ART NYC (http://iamartnyc.com/) a combination of various forms of artistic expression showcased on a single platform is set to make its world premiere in New York City’s hippest borough, Brooklyn at Industry City (one of Brooklyn’s most dynamic and eclectic industrial venues), on October 1st. The two-day festival will be a celebration of urban and artistic culture for the community, art lovers, and families. With supporters like Microsoft and Manhattan Beer Distributors, I AM ART NYC will feature an unprecedented artisan showcase of some of the most notable artist in urban art from around the world.


Renowned Dorian Grey Gallery owner, Chris Pusey and Jumoke Mendez, the founder of Athletes for Arts, will curate the art.  In partnership with Brooklyn Community Services (whose mission is to empower at-risk children, youth and families, and adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities to overcome the obstacles they face), IAMART NYC seeks to celebrate the strength of the human spirit through various forms of art.  It is because of their shared belief and partnership that the Youth Artisan Award was created to honor the endless artistic gifts of the youth in New York City.  IAMART NYC partnered with NYC Public Schools, inviting artists from grades K-8 to enter two-dimensional artwork such as print, painting, photography or drawings for the title of IAMART NYC 2016 YOUTH ARTISAN OF THE YEAR.


With the goal to highlight all forms of art, I AM ART will brings together other forms of creative skill and beauty including music and culinary art.  Music will be provided courtesy of NYC’s longest running dance party: The Freedom Party, featuring DJ Mihoko, DJ CEO, DJ Eli Escobar, with special performances by Les Nubians & LionBabe.


Participating artist include: Bk The Artist, Hash, Gumshoe, Trippart, Sue Tsai, Whisbe, Hoacs, Jay West, Naturel, Brain Wash, Bradley Theodore, Daniel Hibbert, Kennedy Yanko, Skylar Grey, Kehinde Wiley, Jonathan Mannion, King Saladeen, John Born, Swoon, Ra NYC, Karen By Stedt, Savior El Mundo.


“Art is the way we live life,” said Earl Silas, creator of the IAMART brand and co-founder of the Judgement of Brooklyn.


IAMART is now accepting invitations for interviews with organizers and associated partners and artists.  Please contact Communications Director,  Kiyonna Anthony at followus@iamart.com to request formal interviews. For more details about IAMART NYC 2016, visit our website at http://iamartnyc.com/. Find us on Twitter @iamartnyc or Facebook.com/IAMARTEVENT.  Additional special performances and artists will be announced in the coming weeks. To find out additional information about Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) please contact Sonya Shields at sshields@wearebcs.org or go to: www.wearebcs.org.