(Also June 2) Almost since its start in 1931 by Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit has been playing ‘Gotcha!” – it’s not in Washington Square Park.
This sidewalk show of fine artists and craft artisans from everywhere combines artists, crafters, tourists, locals and art lovers of all kinds to enjoy the art on offer. Just don’t call it a street fair! Its venue is University Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street. The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU’s Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.
Photo: J. Linda Cromer