Twenty-four participating galleries, all within walking distance of each other, are inviting visitors to familiarize themselves with the neighborhood, the galleries, and their artists to celebrate the inaugural Lower East Side Art Week.
LES Art Week was conceived by Lesley Heller of Lesley Heller Gallery (54 Orchard Street) and Bart Keijsers Koning of LMAK Gallery (298 Grand Street) as a way of emphasizing both brick and mortar galleries and the vibrant neighborhoods in which they are located. To set this week apart from the galleries’ regular programming, each was asked to present an exhibition with a specific theme in mind. For 2018, all participating galleries will be exhibiting work by female artists, both established and emerging.
LES Art Week emphasizes the unique richness of the Lower East Side’s art scene, as both a neighborhood of fine art and nonconformism. By asking each gallery to present within the same parameters, LES Art Week highlights the diversity of artistic vision each gallery represents.
OPENING NIGHT: Lower East Side Art Week
Wednesday October 17th
All participating galleries will be open from 5PM – 8PM. Use the audio tour to get around, get aquatinted with the galleries and learn about the artists.
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