Annual Open Source Fundraiser

Open Source Fundraiser | TICKETS! | Art for Auction | Guest Speakers | New Space Announcement | Facebook Event

December 9, 2016
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Join us to celebrate another great year and an exciting programming schedule to come–2017 will be bigger and better than ever!

Each year our annual fundraiser has a greater impact on our programming than the last. This year’s fundraiser will include food, drinks, a silent auction of artwork and special guests: curator Omar López-Chahoud (Untitled) and Elise Long (Spoke the Hub)!

Our silent auction will include work by Josef Albers, Francesco Simeti, Tanya Habjouqa, Anja Matthes, Ethan Crenson and many more!

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support our 2017 programming!

Our 2017 schedule will include exhibitions by: Liinu Grönlund, Francesco Simeti, Sana Obaid, Andrew Snyder, Omar López-Chahoud and Kimberly Mayhorn

This past year saw amazing exhibitions by art collectives, art groups and artist-run spaces from across the globe including: Rawiya (Middle East), (Mexico), i Collective (Germany), Another Space (Denmark), Healing Arts Initiative (NYC), Dimensions Variable (Florida), Prosjektrom Normanns (Norway), /rive (NYC), SiTE:LAB (Michigan), Videokaffe (Finland) and Boa Mistura (Spain). We presented public art projects by Boa Mistura, Yescka and Ethan Crenson. Panel discussions explored themes from representations in the Middle East to art and collaboration to stigma of mental illness. Our children’s workshops helped kids to create soap box cars, boats, skateboards, forts, greenhouses, robots and more–and our arts education program made appearances at the World Maker Faire, Emoticon, Art Slope and the Brooklyn Public Library!

A big thank you to this year’s sponsors: Associated Market, Big Nose Full Body, Trader Joe’s and Warsteiner

Early bird tickets will be available until December 1st. Can’t make it to the fundraiser? Donate here!

Soup Kitchen 2016

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December 1-31, 2016


Each year the Open Source Soup Kitchen brings together artists, cooks, friends, and neighbors for a month of cooking, eating, sharing and celebrating!


For as many nights of the month as we have volunteers, we will provide the cookware and utensils–and our volunteer chef of the evening will be responsible to a “one-pot meal” (usually a soup or stew) that can feed approximately 15-20 people. All meals are served between 7:00-9:00pm. We welcome all kinds of unique dishes from any ethnic tradition! The cook of the night is also responsible for incorporating an artistic element into the evening–it can be a one-night exhibit, musical performance, short play, or decoration of the gallery!

Attendees of the Soup Kitchen are neighbors, artists, people who are down on their luck, or some who are simply hungry. Sometimes the conversation flows easily, sometimes not, but the food is nearly always tasty (it’s New York, after all–we have standards!) Join us for good food, good art, and good conversation–and bring your friends, family, and neighbors!

This is a free event. If you would like to be a guest, stop by Open Source any night in December between 7:00pm and 9:00pm!


Help us make 2017 our best year ever! Generous donations by artists will be on display and up for auction.
Early Bird TICKETS: $50 - all proceeds go to Open Source’s general fund.


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