A three-day celebration of the arts, the DUMBO Arts Festival brought spontaneous performance, site-specific sculptural interventions, international video art, and large scale projections to the waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn for a one-of-a-kind art happening. The DUMBO Arts Festival gave emerging artists the unique opportunity to experiment in the public domain, as artists and audience alike explored every corner of DUMBO’s post-industrial landscape. Presented annually from 1997 to 2014, the festival grew from a grassroots effort to bring DUMBO’s artists out of their studios and onto the streets into the nation’s largest urban forum for experimental art, eventually attracting over 200,000 visitors for one vibrant weekend each fall. Thousands of artists participated in the festival over the years. Below is an overview with highlights from the past eighteen years.