The Art Show Gala Preview is definitely an uptown event, but the Lower East Side still plays a starring role. This is because the annual event at the Park Avenue Armory benefits Henry Street Settlement.
Among the guests perusing works from 72 galleries Tuesday evening was comedian Steve Martin. New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham was there to capture the scene.
The show is coordinated by the Art Dealers Association of America. It’s open for general admission through Sunday. Hours are noon-8 p.m. today and Friday;noon-7 p.m. Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $25. Tickets are available here or at the door. The Armory is located on Park Avenue at 67th Street. Ticket sales as well as auction proceeds benefit Henry Street’s many programs on the Lower East Side and throughout New York City.