Open Arts LES

October 3 – 12, 2019

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Sign up deadline: July 26, 2019



FAB is launching Open Arts LES to introduce the public to the broad range of Lower East Side arts & culture experiences and opportunities.



The event is designed to engage NYC residents in exploring arts and culture opportunities in the LES.

Participation in Open Arts LES is open to nonprofit and community based organizations, as well as individual artists who wish to offer open studio hours. For profit organizations and businesses who can demonstrate a history of community engagement and support will be considered on a case by case basis.



All participating groups should have their primary location in the Lower East Side (14th Street to Canal, Bowery to the East River, plus all of Chinatown.)



Each participating organization should plan at least one public event. Public events should introduce the public to your organization in a unique, ‘behind the scenes’ way. Possible activities include, but are not limited to, open studio hours, ‘meet the artist’ talks, sample workshops, free classes, backstage tours, and info sessions on programs such as artist residencies or youth programs.