So many wonderful art events are happening in the city this weekend includng one newcomer – DowntownBrussels.Art. Downtownbrussels.art is a platform for galleries, museums, cultural institutions and private collections who organize exhibitions of contemporary art located in downtown Brussels and are open to the public.
Downtown Brussels is a fascinating location and starts from the northwest of the central axis up to the Canal Zone. A bit rough, but especially very creative and edgy. It’s therefore not surprising that more and more contemporary artists, galleries and museums are settling down in the lower city.
Downtownbrussels.art is an initiative of more than 20 cultural organizations, galleries and museums who want to highlight the lower city. The participating partners of downtownbrussels.art offers a large and diverse cultural artistic spectrum. By conducting promotion together and focus on organized vernissages, exhibitions and events, downtownbrussels.art wants to attract more public and stimulate the art scene in the lower city.
With the arrival of a new museum for contemporary art in the former Citroën Garage, this neighborhood has the potential of a real art district, a place in the city where contemporary art finds a broad support.
Downtownbrussels.art offers a counterweight to the large group of established galleries and museums from the upper city. Many tourists visit the royal museums, but they haven’t found yet their way to the art in the lower city. Art collectors know the established galleries in Ixelles and the Louisa district, but are not familiar with the art scene downtown. Uptown has a rich cultural artistic past, but it offers fairly a classical art scene. On the other hand, Downtownbrussels.art is spirited, fascinating, young and innovative.
The first collective initiative of downtownbrussels.art is planned on 27 & 28 January 2018, on the opening weekend of BRAFA Art Fair. 15 of the more than 20 partners open their doors and invite you to visit their new exhibitions. Arkadia and Korei guide visitors through the lower city and the mixture of cultural organizations.
Participating locations are open between 11:00 – 18:00 hours. The list of participating galleries is below: