What you'll do
Explore the early settlers of the Lower East Side arts community through a tour of the former PS160, a 1890 Dutch Neo-Gothic landmark that was converted into private artist studios and performance spaces in the mid-1980s. After visiting the studios of select founders and our current international artists-in-residence, we'll walk over to the only remaining building in the historic Essex Street Market development (built by Mayor Laguardia in 1940) to explore Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, a dedicated exhibition space for emergent voices within contemporary art. After exploring the artwork and gallery, we'll gather for a private tasting with local vendors within Essex Street Market.
I'm the Director of Artists Alliance Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the careers of emerging and underrepresented artists and curators through residencies, exhibitions, and commissioned projects. Before joining the Artists Alliance family, I worked as a curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
About the organization
Artists Alliance Inc.
Founded in 1999 by a group of 40 artists on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Artists Alliance Inc (AAI) has been committed to advancing opportunities for emerging artists since its inception. Over the past 17 years, the nonprofit arts institution has expanded and strengthened the ideas and practices of artists and curators through residencies and exhibition opportunities.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Artists Alliance Inc..
Where you'll be
The Clemente (former PS160), a converted public school turned dedicated cultural center and Essex Street Market, a public food market in the heart of the Lower East Side and home of Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Bring your camera to capture the work of our resident artists and the architectural details of our turn of the century studio building.
Artists of the Lower East Side
$60 per personNew experience
$60 per person