Brush

Brush the Bronx is a cultural program that connects the Bronx through art by supporting local artists while promoting life and culture in the Bronx.  Brush the Bronx encourages community members to experience all the Bronx has to offer, reflect on those experiences through the creative medium of their choice and share their artistic reflections at Brush the Bronx cultural events and exhibits held throughout the Bronx. The Brush the Bronx cultural club features live performances, film screenings, book presentations, poetry readings, small art exhibits, meetings, workshops and discussions to promote and develop Bronx artists.  Brush the Bronx Culture-on-the-Go features the production of cultural events and programs including concerts, art shows, outdoor movies and festivals held at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the Bronx. 

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* The Brush the Bronx website, coming in the fall of 2018, will feature a directory of Bronx artists, virtual art exhibits, performance videos, a cultural calendar, cultural news, Brush the Bronx artistic reflections and more. BrushtheBronx.org 

* Currently, Brush the Bronx is the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corporation/KRVC's cultural program.  See Culture at KRVC and Club KRVC.  Plans are underway for Brush the Bronx to become a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural organization in the fall of 2018. 

* Brush the Bronx will apply for funding in 2018 to produce FREE cultural events and programs throughout the Bronx, as the cultural program of KRVC.

* Brush the Bronx will apply for funding in 2019 to purchase a Culture-on-the-Go bus to connect the Bronx through art with FREE trips for Bronxites to cultural institutions, organizations, performances and shows throughout the Bronx.

More on Brush the Bronx:

Brush the Bronx is an innovative and exciting program launched by KRVC in the the fall of 2016. The goal of this program is to encourage community members to experience all the Bronx has to offer, to reflect on those experiences through the creative medium of their choice and to share their reflections with KRVC to help promote and develop this program.  The possibilities for this project are endless!  

Check out the details below:

Experience the Bronx - Enjoy all the great Bronx attractions such as the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Botanical Gardens, Van Cortlandt Park, City Island, Wave Hill and more.  Enjoy shopping, patronizing local businesses and dining in great Bronx restaurants.  Attend Bronx community events such as concerts, festivals, art exhibits and movies.

Reflect on your Favorite Bronx Experiences - Use the creative medium of your choice - painting, writing, sculpture, drawing, photography and more - to reflect upon your special and memorable Bronx experiences.

Share and Celebrate your Creative Expressions with KRVC - Brush the Bronx has endless possibilities, especially if we get widespread participation.  The community creations we collect will be used to boost this program and ultimately the Bronx through a variety of printed, online and live celebrations.  

Click here for submission guidelines and the release form.

Ultimately, our goal through this program is to reach tens of thousands of people and encourage them to experience all the Bronx has to offer.  We hope to formalize and expand Brush the Bronx through a multi-faceted promotion campaign and partnerships with schools, organizations, businesses and artists.  

 

 

 

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