Art Battle in the Green Room at 45 Bleeker

This Friday night I was awoken to the hidden underground "Art Battle" scene that takes place in the Green Room at 45 Bleeker, a frat-basement style jack-of-all-trades room where once a month you can find aspiring artists painting shoulder to shoulder with each other, surrounded by hundreds of on-lookers, a mix of live-music and DJ, and an MC that dishes out rhymes inspired by the art that unfolds in front of him. The crowd is filled with all types, the interest is everything from party to dance to art enthusiast, and the peculiarity of the whole scene is accentuated by random break-dancing billboard-juggling promoters that can't be described with words, but are as equally impressive as the artists. 

Learn more about the art battles here.

[cross-posted on my Fotolog]