The annual artists’ Open Studios event at The Clemente (107 Suffolk Street) returns this Saturday, May 21 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and Sunday, May 22 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Along with the chance to check out local artists’ work in their studios, the weekend’s lineup includes performances, film screenings, and a building-wide benefit for Ukraine.
Housing more than 46 visual artists’ studios and 11 visual and performing arts organizations, The Clemente community is thrilled to welcome friends, colleagues, and neighbors back into their home on the Lower East Side. The public is invited to explore this multigenerational community of artists, some of whom have lived and worked in the neighborhood for more than two decades, and residents of participating residency programs. The Clemente stands as a complement and bridge to the area’s current development, housed in the beautiful, former PS 160 designed in 1897 by Charles B. J. Snyder in the Dutch neo-Gothic style.
In collaboration with Artists Alliance, IOM Projects, and our wonderful Clemente Residents, this year’s event will feature five floors of visual and performing arts, performance and artmaking in Studio 309, and a building-wide benefit toward relief efforts in Ukraine. All events are FREE and open to the public.
SATURDAY – We will have programming from Kabayitos Microcinema and the opening of NEO-EXTRA-ACTIVISM Protocols for Buen Vivir by Etcetera in partnership with Vera List Center.