Non-profit arts organization BRIC has announced that web design company Squarespace will be the presenting sponsor of the 36th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Arts Festival, which returns to Prospect Park this summer beginning with a concert by Janelle Monae on June 4.
“We are thrilled to welcome Squarespace as presenting sponsor of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival," commented Jack Walsh, director of performing arts at BRIC and executive producer of Celebrate Brooklyn!. "Squarespace’s focus on creativity, accessibility and quality are hallmarks of Celebrate Brooklyn! and their excellent and affordable web and mobile solutions can provide an excellent value for our audiences, which are filled with artists, artisans and entrepreneurs from Brooklyn’s creative communities.”
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“As a platform that supports great thinkers, artists, and creative individuals, we are thrilled to be presenting sponsor for Celebrate Brooklyn! this year,” added Anthony Casalena, CEO and founder of Squarespace. “We look forward to introducing Squarespace to a wider audience while supporting a fantastic cultural initiative so close to home.”
BRIC will announce the rest of Celebrate Brooklyn!'s lineup on April 30. The event series, BRIC's flagship performing arts program and the borough's longest-running outdoor performing arts festival, has in the past hosted such diverse artists as the Roots and Jim James, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Laurie Anderson, and Animal Collective.