Kaufman Backlot Arts Festival Coming This June

Image Via QNS

The Backlot Arts Festival is hitting up Kaufman this month for two days of fun with live performances, exhibitions, installations, workshops and more!

Image Via QNS

From June 24th to June 25th, Astorians and New Yorkers will be able to participate in more than 20 “art experiences”. From fashion shows, pop-up galleries, concerts, gardening, coffee-tasting and the list goes on and on so we thought we’d just put it all in a list and you can peruse till your hearts content.

The events are all free except for those that will be featured at MoMI. However there will be a two-for-one offer during the festival for those wanting to check it out.

There are more events to come, but these are some of what you can expect courtesy of QNS.

 

 

 

 

 

June 24 (Saturday):

 

  • Art Exhibition (The Easement at KAS, all day);
  • Art Installation (RaR Bar, all day);
  • Live Wall Murals by Father Steve (38th Street and 34th and 35th avenues, all day);
  • Oscar Requelme Exhibit (Café Treskel, all day);
  • Self-Guided Street Art Walking Tour (all day);
  • Temporary Art Show (Studio Nova, all day);
  • Green Oasis Public Gardening Workshop (Studio Nova, all day);
  • Pop-Up Art Gallery (Queens Council on the Arts, noon to 5 p.m.);
  • Local Designer Showcase (Lockwood Market, noon to 6 p.m.);
  • Martial Arts Mania Screening (RaR Bar, noon to 5 p.m.);
  • Open Field and Coffee Tasting (Upper 90, noon to 4 p.m.);
  • Screening of The Color Purple (Redstone Theater at MoMI, 1 p.m.);
  • Wearable Art Show/Performance Art (MoMI’s George S. Kaufman Courtyard, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.);
  • Family Media-Making Workshop (MoMI, noon to 4 p.m.);
  • Screening of Empire of the Sun (Redstone Theater at MoMI, 4 p.m.);
  • Screening of Work by Astoria Filmmaker Keith Bearden (Zukor Theater at KAS, 6 p.m.);
  • Live Music (The Astor Room, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.); and
  • The Art of Cocktail Making (Mars, 6 p.m. to 10 pm).

 

June 25 (Sunday):

 

  • Art Exhibit (The Easement at KAS, all day);
  • Art Installation (RaR Bar, all day);
  • Live Wall Murals by Father Steve (38th Street and 34th and 35th avenues, all day);
  • Oscar Requelme Exhibit (Café Treskel, all day);
  • Self-Guided Street Art Walking Tour (all day);
  • Temporary Art Show (Studio Nova, all day);
  • Green Oasis Public Gardening Workshop (Studio Nova, all day);
  • Local Designer Showcase (Lockwood Market, all day);
  • Pop-Up Art Gallery (Queens Council on the Arts or QCA, noon to 5 p.m.);
  • Open Field and Coffee Tasting (Upper 90, noon to 2 p.m.);
  • Frank Sinatra School Student Art Installation (Aurora Gallery, noon to 5 p.m.);
  • Pottery Workshop (RaR Bar, noon to 4 p.m.);
  • Violinist and Astoria Resident Josh Modney (Nomad Cycle, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.);
  • Astoria Performing Arts Center Reading of New Play by Christopher Torres (Tacuba Cantina Mexicana, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.);
  • Music Theory and Song Writing (Energea Music Production School, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.);
  • Screening of Always (Redstone Theater at MoMI, 4 p.m.);
  • Book Crafting (The Astoria Bookshop, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.); and
  • The Art of Cocktail Making (Mars, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

 

The Kaufman Arts District is a 24 block area inside 31st Stree, 34th Avenue, Steinway Street and 37th Avenue. The area is promoted as a cultural destination, with administrative members like KAS, MoMI and QCA.

This is the first time that we are seeing Backlot Arts Festival take off and it looks like it will be a annual thing.

 

For a full schedule and updates, follow #BackLot2017 and @KaufmanArts on Twitter.