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.

(Sponsored) NADA NY Returns to Pier 36 on May 5th


The fifth edition of NADA New York, May 5–8, 2016, will take place at Basketball City, located at 299 South Street.

NADA New York continues to showcase the best of emerging contemporary art, with exhibitors representing 44 cities from 18 different countries, 51 first-time exhibitors, and 28 project spaces.

NADA New York 2015 Opening Preview

NADA Presents, a series of conversations, events, and performances, produced in collaboration with NADA cultural partners and exhibitors, will run throughout the fair. For complete schedule visit NewArtDealers.org/events

Dining options at NADA New York include pop-up restaurants and cafes by Mile End, Tacombi, and Doughnut Plant. Artist DJs and Daily Happy Hours will be featured daily outside on Pier 36.

NADA New York 2015 Opening Preview

Open to the Public:

Thursday, May 5, 4–8pm

Friday, May 6, 11am–7pm

Saturday, May 7, 11am–7pm

Sunday, May 8, 11am–5pm


$40 Run of Show

$20 Single Day

$10 Senior / Student

Tickets are available here.

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.


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Sponsored Post: Ashok Jain Gallery To Host Opening For Two Exhibitions on May 28

Elling Reitan - Reclining Maddona, Oil, 100x85cm

Elling Reitan – Reclining Maddona, Oil, 100x85cm

You are cordially invited to an opening reception for two exhibitions at the Ashok Jain Gallery on Sunday, May 28, from 6pm – 8pm. A group show in the main gallery features paintings by Elling Reitan, Oda Victoria Reitan and Joel Berman.

Yuji Asikawa, Oil on paper, 278×200, 2015

Yuji Asikawa, Oil on paper, 278×200, 2015

A solo exhibition by Yuji Ashikawa will be featured in the second gallery.

The exhibitions run through June 21, 2015. The Ashok Jain Gallery is located at 58 Hester St. (bewteen Orchard & Ludlow).  Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment.