The 11th annual Art Under the Bridge Festival, sponsored by the DUMBO Arts Center, takes place starting tomorrow evening and continuing through Saturday and Sunday. The Festival will showcase a wide variety of painting, sculpture, installation, conceptual and performance art. Among the events will be a demonstration of painting by Dondi the elephant, who will show off her talent at the intersection of Main and Water Streets on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 P.M. During the hours 7 to 9 P.M. on all three days, New York Water Taxi will provide free rides from Fulton Ferry Landing, at the foot of Old Fulton Street, to view Project Glow, a series of light installations sited along the shore at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. If you have tattered clothes, you can deliver them to Annette Tacconelli at 11 Jay Street (corner of Plymouth) on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 7:30 to 9 P.M., where she "will be mending into the night, stitching holes closed by hand and with Second Sight." Do you long to see your face on a mug shot, accused of some absurd crime? Visit Aidan Moran on Washington Street between Plymouth and Water Streets on Friday from 6 to 9 P.M. or on Saturday or Sunday from 1 to 9 P.M. For a dollar, you can take a ride on Jane's Carousel, located at 56 Water Street, which will be operating from 12 noon until 4 P.M. Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds benefit DUMBO Arts Center. Finally, many DUMBO-based artists will be opening their studios to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 P.M.
Between the Art Festival and Atlantic Antic, there will be much to do on both sides of the Heights on what the weather folks say promises to be an outstanding weekend.