Studio: Spaceworks @ Williamsburgh Library
Based In: Brooklyn
Website: El Puente CADRE
CADRE (Community Artists’ Development & Resource Exchange/Colectiva para Recursos y Desarollo de Artistas Comunitarios) is El Puente’s network of mostly Latino community artists, artisans and cultural workers rooted in North Brooklyn. Members exchange ideas and share resources; develop and present individual and collaborative work; and design and implement strategies for community sustainability.
CADRE is coordinated by El Puente’s Green Light District (GLD) Initiative – a holistic ten-year sustainability campaign for the Southside of Williamsburg (Los Sures). CADRE members have collectively produced art exhibitions, community murals, workshops with visiting artists, the annual ¡WEPA! Festival for Southside Performing Arts, Integrated Arts Projects, and more. A collective of CADRE’s visual artists, Los Muralistas de El Puente, continues a two-decade long history of collaborating with young people to design and paint socially engaging community murals in Los Sures (South Williamsburg) and Bushwick, Brooklyn.
“El Puente CADRE is excited to be partnering with Spaceworks and to take advantage of this new resource in the neighborhood. We also look forward to the possibility of building with other community artists creating in North Brooklyn.” – Tina Orlandini, El Puente Green Light District Arts & Development Coordinator at El Puente