Leigh Jewel Holliday welcomes
young artists at the Art Room
Marty Markowitz's office
proclaims Brooklyn Art Room
Justin Brannan, Leigh Holliday
with City Councilman Vincent
Gentile who welcomed The Art
Room to Third Avenue
The economic news generally continues to disappoint but America is built on dreams and hopes, not fear.
A new business opened Saturday on 87th Street and Third Avenue, in Bay Ridge: The Art Room, a fine arts school opened by artist Leigh Jewel Holliday, with the assistance of Mary Brannan, a veteran Bay Ridge early childhood teacher, and Justin Brannan, business manager. A fresh and charming space with a warm, creative and attentive instructor, The Art Room offers classes for kids 3 and up, as well as serving as base of operations for birthday parties and other art-centric activities.
Borough Prez Marty Markowitz's office welcomed the new venture to the Brooklyn business community, as did City Councilman Vincent Gentile, whose district-office is a neighbor on 3rd avenue. A crowd of kids and well-wishers filled the exciting space, spilling out onto the avenue. A ribbon cutting by eager kids was cheered by the crowd of on-lookers.
As one long-time resident observed, Bay Ridge is a wonderful neighborhood with great shops and restaurants, but it remains hungry for more art and cultural activities. Classes at the Art Room begin Monday, and birthday parties have already been booked. Check out the Art Room website for more information .