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Valentine’s Day is on its way, and there’s no key to the heart that matches the intellectual power and emotional weight of art. With so many great local artists and exhibits accessible right here in Nu Hotel’s backyard, the list of possible date night ideas in Brooklyn goes beyond the typical dinner and a movie.

To get a taste of a few eccentric and unique experiences filled with locally creative flare, peruse our brief list of romantic art excursions in Brooklyn.

Second Friday Williamsburg Art Walk

The second Friday of every month, more than 30 small art galleries and studios open their doors for free viewings of their latest works for Williamsburg’s Second Friday Art Walk. This is perfect for a date night, as you don’t have to stay in one place too long and there are countless interesting people to talk to. The art is wonderful and plentiful, and many of the galleries offer free wine and small plates!

Visit the Brooklyn Flea

Shopping is the fastest way to many of our hearts, and there’s no consumer experience quite as comprehensive as the Brooklyn Flea. Currently located in a large warehouse with food by the renowned Smorgasburg, this every-weekend happening is a really fun date. Explore local art, antiques, thrifty clothes and more when you check out the Brooklyn Flea.

BYOB Painting Class

Take a break from enjoying the art of others and create some yourself. You and a date can take one of many BYOB painting classes around Brooklyn and Manhattan to catch a fun buzz and paint your own mementos of a lovely and romantic evening. Coursehorse is an excellent resource to use to find these only-in-New York City happenings.

Explore BAM’s Calendar

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is one of the most expansive and diverse venues for creative celebration in the world. When looking for your romantic art excursion in Brooklyn, be sure to look into BAM’s daily, weekly and seasonal happenings, including film screenings, live performances, galas, parties and more. This resource — along with the rest of our ideas — are sure to leave you with plenty of ideas moving forward for your romantic art date.

If you’re looking for a comfortable and intimate place to spend the rest of your evening in Brownstone Brooklyn, our hotel in Brooklyn provides upscale accommodations and a central location in the heart of the city’s top art neighborhoods.