Offbeat Art Gallery
Lower Manhattan - New York, NY
Retail, Events, Meetings
I was interested in creating a space that is more than a traditional gallery but one that is multi-use and interdisciplinary, appealing to a broader community. We began 6 years ago (though my career as an artist and curator spans three decades) in DUMBO, Brooklyn and moved to our 2700 sq ft space on the Lower East Side gallery district more than 2 years ago, expanding to three times our original size. This allows us the space to grow and to partner with others. From our all window façade (even our door is all glass) the Gallery is set up as a cabinet of curiosities, focusing on more than 120 international artists, drawing in passersby from the street. A half wall separates it from Space where I curate 4 exhibitions yearly on themes of art and science during the regular season. Another half wall with shelves on the reverse side brings us to the Project Space. We have our own programming and when not in use, we make available to our broader community.
We are fully equipped with track lighting and plenty of wall space, heating/air conditioning, wifi, mounted projector, pedestals/shelves, chairs/tables and bathroom. The space can be open to the public or remain private. Gallery assistants are on hand during our hours (Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm) and as arranged. And we are situated very conveniently just a block from the subway.
In addition, we offer you our expertise, assistance, contacts and publicity. We can introduce you to collaborators, collectors, and curators. We publicize any of your events that are open to the public, with our extensive readymade New York and international community and through social media.
Our space especially is perfect for:
• Curators and artists: a wonderful location for pop-up exhibitions, with exposure to our international clientele.
• Designers and agents: a clean, well-equipped space for presentations and showcases, with professional assistance available in installing and lighting.
• Performers: perfect for that intimate setting required for certain theater, dance or interdisciplinary projects.
• Discussion groups and workshops: weekly or monthly meetings and seminars here!
Pricing for the space begins at $2500 for a min. of two weeks. Discounts for multiple bookings and ongoing space partnerships as well.
Amenities & Features
Protected by $2,000,000 Host Insurance
Every booking on thisopenspace includes liability coverage, at no additional cost.