OPEN SOURCE is a Brooklyn based non-profit that serves as a nexus for contemporary art and local neighborhood cultures, with a history of supporting emerging artists who through the development of new works challenge how, when, and where contemporary art intersects and integrates with the everyday lives of everyday people. We place strong emphasis on public socially engaged artwork, sustainable communities, and social justice.
Inspired by the open source initiative and the ease of interactivity on the web, we share a transparent agenda at Open Source. We offer creatives, their families, and our neighbors access to a project space, a creative community, and regular opportunities to make art part of their daily lives. We welcome input and contributions focused on offering challenging commentary via the process of art making.
Open Source Gallery was founded in 2008 by Monika Wuhrer and Gary Baldwin as a participant driven art initiative. Since opening our doors, Open Source has presented work by various artists in a variety of media including conceptually driven painting, installation, sculpture, new-media, and performance. Open Source has also organized participatory events that include cHURCH OF MONIKA (our monthly non-denominational lecture series), our December Soup Kitchen (a month-long event that transforms eating and talking into a communal art piece), How to Build a Fire (our monthly storytelling series), and KOKO Open Source.