Galleries

As with most major cities, certain neighborhoods are known for specific things. Chelsea has always been NYC’s epicenter for art, with numerous galleries linings its western reaches. In recent years, trendy SoHo, the Lower East Side and Tribeca have made names for themselves in the art scene.

This past weekend, I went to SoHo Photo Gallery.

Fountain Gallery, a not-for-profit that represents artists with mental illness, occupies a quiet, corner space in Hell’s Kitchen.

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Yesterday afternoon, I took a trip to Fountain Gallery, a venue that represents artists with mental illness. When I visited, the Midtown West gallery was gearing up for its big group exhibition [Un]Seen, which starts today. However, when I went, there were still several smaller pieces adorning the walls—including an eclectic mix of paintings, expressive black-and-white photographs and even a stained white T-shirt encased in glass with the word “FEELINGS” embroidered on the ches

White Box is an interesting art gallery in the Lower East Side. Not just dedicated to contemporary art, the small raw space serves as a multipurpose venue where visitors can see everything from video art, to performance pieces and even fashion shows.

After living in New York City for seven years, I am still amazed by the sheer amount of cultural opportunities available. I love visiting the city’s famous museums and galleries and, living in such an inspiring place, most of my favorite artists often show their work in this metropolis.

The Manhattan neighborhood Chelsea is an enclave of beautifully manicured townhouses, rowhouses and independent shops. When you walk further west in this popular community, you will find a large concentration of some of the world’s most renowned art galleries.

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