@ Flux Factory – 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City

With an election year creating even more rifts than usual across all states, we can’t think of a better time to remember the U.S.’s founding principles with this ten-day fete. Art collective Flux Factory is celebrating our country’s ideals by constructing a utopian village, complete with puppet theater, barber, two bars and even a doughnut maker, in its galleries. Visitors can admire handmade wares and sample edible goods throughout the exhibition–performance-art piece. The idea is to capture the essence of local communities, through this replica downtown and the interaction between the seven artists who will live there. This intention will be even more apparent at a pair of communal feasts that bring together the entire makeshift town. On Friday 3 (6–9pm), the French Flux artist Jean Barberis will join the table, while painter Giustina Surbone will attend the closing meal (6–9pm), which requires advance reservations.

For more information please visit http://www.fluxfactory.org/contact-us/