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LES Arts Weekend 2018

October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - October 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Learn about opportunities for artists — residencies, fellowships, workshops, classes, affordable workspace — from 17 Lower East Side arts organizations!  


Info sessions at Downtown Art

70 East 4th Street
Each hour includes presentations by arts organizations
followed by a question & answer period if time permits.

Artists Alliance (Visual Arts)
Art Loisaida (Visual Arts)
ABC No Rio (Visual Arts)

Downtown Art (Performance)
FABnyc (Multi Disciplinary)
The Poetry Project (Literary)
Frigid New York @ Horse Trade (Theater)

Loisaida Inc (Multi Disciplinary)
Rod Rodgers Dance (Dance)
IATI Theater (Theater)
New York Theatre Workshop (Theater)

Magnum Foundation (Photography)
Swiss Institute (Visual/Performance)
Creative Time (Multi Disciplinary)


Info sessions at other sites

Saturday October 20

WOW Cafe Theatre (Theater)
59 East 4th Street, 4th Floor

Sunday October 21

Duo Multicultural Arts Center (Multi Disciplinary)
62 East 4th Street

Teatro Circulo (Theater)
64 East 4th Street

Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Multidisciplinary)
236 East 3rd Street

IATI Theater (Theater)
64 East 4th Street


Offsite Event descriptions

WOW Cafe Theatre
6:30pm  Saturday Oct 20; includes free passes for 8:00pm show
59 East 4th Street, 4th floor

WOW began in 1980 as an international women’s theatre festival. Any woman and/or trans person is welcome to get involved in any aspect of making theatre. WOW has no Artistic Director nor any centralized control over the works that appear, and Producers have artistic liberty to produce what they desire. ALL are welcome to join us in a circle, similar to the one we meet in during our weekly meetings, for an open Q and A session about creating work within a collective.  We will end the session with a few “games” and interactive activities inspired by Theatre of the Oppressed. Saturday, September 21st 6:30-7:30p (join us after for our production of Resilience, a devised piece co-created with WOW Cafe Theatre artists and guests.)


Teatro Circulo
12pm Sunday, Oct 21
64 East 4th Street

Teatro Circulo promotes and preserves Latino cultural heritage through commissioning, producing and presenting creative, inclusive theatre works.  All programs presented in Spanish.


Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC)
12pm  Sunday, Oct 21
62 East 4th Street

Join us at DMAC for a three floor tour of this historic arts center. After an introduction in the DMAC theater you will go to the second floor where there is a recreation of Gertrude Stein’s Paris Salon with iconic paintings from her collection which Mr. Alasa has recreated. Color light harmony and balance come to life before your eyes. On the third floor is a contemplative installation that was first seen as public art behind in the woods behind Lil Beach, the nude beach on Makena Beach Maui. Spiritual and reflective in nature.


Nuyorican Poets Cafe
1pm Sunday, Oct 21
236 East 3rd Street

Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Cafe gives voice to a diverse group of rising poets, actors, filmmakers and musicians. The Cafe champions the use of poetry, jazz, theater, hip-hop and spoken word as means of social empowerment for minority and underprivileged artists. Our community of spectators, artists and students is a reflection of New York City’s diverse population; Allen Ginsberg called the Cafe “the most integrated place on the planet.”


IATI Theater
1pm Sunday, Oct 21
64 East 4th Street

IATI Theater is a Bilingual Latinx Theatre Company that provokes introspection through cutting-edge performing arts. We support multicultural, diverse and underserved communities while harnessing and empowering unique voices.





October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
October 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm


Downtown Art
70 E 4th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States