Open Source Gallery

306 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215


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.

Impacted by the open source initiative and its success with communal development on the internet, Monika Wuhrer and Gary Baldwin founded the not-for-profit project in 2008. Since its inception under the art direction of Monika Wuhrer Open Source has presented contemporary painting, installation, sculpture, new-media, and performance art. Open Source also organizes participatory events like the Soap Box Derby and camp. A workshop where kids build soapbox cars out of recycled materials found by scavenging the neighborhood for parts. We offer “soup kitchens” in the month of december and hold the cHURCH OF MONIKA on Sundays. These events are forums for discussing art and it manifestations in a casual setting.

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