Lower East Side Galleries Push for More Visitors

Hoping to encourage more foot traffic, gallery owners Leslie Heller and Bart Keijsers Koning recently kicked off the inaugural L.E.S. Art Week, featuring exhibits at local galleries with a special emphasis on female artists or groups of female artists.

Laura Olivieri Robles took a closer look at some of the reasons for the decrease in gallery visitors in New York. This video was produced as part of our ongoing collaboration with New York City News Service for our Lower East Side Voices video series. She writes:

Galleries play a key role in the art world but art commercialization may change that. LES galleries are fighting to stay relevant with their inaugural LES Art Week celebrated last month.