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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit: Fall Show
September 8 - September 9
University Place, From E. 13th St. South to Waverly Place
Jackson Pollack wasn’t always the internationally renowned artist we revere him as today. Back in 1931, he wandered over to Washington Square Park with a few of his splattered canvases in hopes of making a few bucks. His friend William DeKooning followed suit, and within a few hours they had created their own miniature Depression Era art show. This unofficial showcase eventually evolved into the twice-annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. The fall event, which takes place every Labor Day Weekend and the weekend after, has become a bustling attraction for local art lovers and tourists alike. Participating artists compete for cash prizes donated by individuals, local organizations and corporations, but the real winners here are the art collectors who are able to purchase priceless pieces before their creators find fame. wsoae.org