2020 Binghamton Art Guide
Creating in the Time of COVID
The 2020 Binghamton Art Guide tells the story of local Binghamton Art Galleries through an interview style feature with each of the gallery owners. Featuring artists whose exhibits were planned for local galleries that missed exposure through First Art Friday Art Walk events through a pictorial narrative of how major Binghamton Arts events survived and transformed in the “Time of COVID,” and incorporating content from Creative Site partners and EatBing Site partners.
The 2020 Binghamton Art Guide is modeled after the annual catalogue of artists and galleries showcased each year in Provincetown, MA – a town renowned for its tourism around arts culture. The Ptown Gallery Stroll, similar to Binghamton’s First Friday Art Walk, produces the Provincetown Art Guide each year – an historical, cultural, collectable catalogue.
This 6×6, 80-page, full color catalogue contains:
- A map which includes galleries, boutiques, and restaurants – similar to the monthly First Friday Art Walk brochures produced each month, prior to COVID
- Each catalogue contains gallery owner interviews, organized around the theme of creating and operating in the time of coronavirus
- Each participating gallery highlights full color prints of the artwork of artists who were scheduled to have exhibitions during 2020, but had to cancel due to necessary business shutdowns due to COVID
- Broome County Performance Arts organizations and special projects for the year are also featured, with statements from their Directors
The booklets are free and available to the public, at the Broome County Arts Council and other participating downtown Binghamton Galleries and EatBing restaurants.
Funding for the Binghamton Art Guide is provided by The Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation