Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ABZTRACT @ MBP Urban Art Fair 2009

Abztract is headed to the NYC Urban Art Fair by MBP (Mark Batty Publishing). We will have a booth at the event where we will be displaying artwork and we will also have some merchandise for sale and some fun giveaways. So swing by, it is going to be a fantastic event involving some of our very own featured artists including Royce Bannon and Robots Will Kill. Hope to see you there.

Below is the copy from the MBP site:

Come on out on October 3 for the first MBP Urban Arts Fest! The two-part, one-day festival will go from 1PM-2AM. The whole day is about the thriving urban art community MBP has advocated since its inception. With skateboard demos and contests, live painting, music and DJs, photography and art installations and plenty of art and books for sale, there will be something for everyone!

We will be taking over and transforming the entire lower-half of Castle Braid (114 Troutman Street, Myrtle Ave/Bwy JMZ Train) in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The day’s first part runs from 1PM-9PM and is open to all ages; 9PM-2AM is 21 and over, featuring free beer and a dance party.

Our non-profit beneficiary is Art for Progress, an organization dedicated to supporting rising multi-discipline arts in New York City.

What to expect:

• Gallery-style art installations
• Live graffiti exhibitions & public graffiti wall sponsored by
Montana Colors
• Live entertainment, DJs, dance & musical performances
• Skate park & sponsored game of S.K.A.T.E hosted by
Substance Skateboards
• Dance & MC Battles
• Special Guest Signings
• Local & International Artist Showcases & Tables
• Shopping (MBP bookstore & Local Artists’ offerings)
• Food & Drinks (Brooklyn Brewery, Hoegaarden, Food Trucks)
• Gift Bags & Prizes - with bags from
Bags for the People, goodies from Mimobots, Cafe Bustelo,Zoo York, AIAIAI and more!


Martha Cooper, Going Postal

Dave & Holly Combs, Peel: The Art of the Sticker

J. Namdev Hardisty, New Skateboard Graphics; DIY Album Art: Paper Bags & Office Supplies

Remo Camerota; Graffiti Japan

Artists from ORBIT Gallery (featuring upcoming EdgyCute book: Joe Scarano, Angie Mason, Michael Caines, Chris Uminga, Motomich Nakamura, and Frank Sheehan)

RobotsWillKill (featured in Going Postal & PEEL: The Art of the Sticker)

Project Super Friends

Royce Bannon (featured in Going Postal)

Destroy & Rebuild


Abe Lincoln Jr.


El Celso


DJ Spooky



Krts (powerstrip Circus)

Guest DJ Jason Mizell (son of Jam Master Jay)


Michael Brian


Ad Lawless


Greenberet Team


William B. Johnson's Drumadics

and surprise Musical Guest!

SHOWCASES/VENDORS (list in progress)
Owen Jones &
Billy Hahn

ADMISSION: $15 cash at the door, $10 in advance - come & go the whole day. Buy your tickets here!

A GIGANTIC thank you goes out to Kevy Paige Catering, who will be feeding our artists and performers gourmet-style as they work throughout the day!