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Fourth Arts Block Turns 15. Benefit Celebration June 13

This year, Fourth Arts Block (FAB) is turning 15, and they'll be celebrating June 13! Since its founding in 2001, the organization has served as a strong advocate for the Lower East Side's creative community and, specifically, for the...

FABLES Debuts New Mural by Raul Ayala With CC 1/19

Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) closed out Lower East Side History Month with an unveiling of their latest FABLES mural project yesterday. Just off the Bowery, hidden among the brick and glass buildings at Extra Place, is artist Raúl Ayala's new piece,...

FAB Selects Finalists For Public Art Installations

Fourth Arts Block has announced the five finalists for its first FABLES Public Art Project.  The series is meant to "explore the Lower East Side’s living cultural heritage, rich historical legacies, and current issues in public storytelling through visual...

Neighborhood Sustainability Series Begins Monday

As we suffer through the deep freeze, you might like to transport yourself back to a more hospitable season when the leaves were green and the neighborhood's community gardens were in full bloom.  But we digress.  Here in the...

Fourth Arts Block Seeks Submissions For New Public Art Program

Fourth Arts Block has announced an "open call" for a new public arts project debuting on the Lower East Side next spring. FABLES will give four or five visual artists a chance to "explore the Lower East Side's living...

FAB Festival, an Arts Extravaganza, This Saturday

This Saturday the Fourth Arts Block (FAB) will take over East 4th Street for its annual arts extravaganza.  The festival promises to be a fun afternoon lineup of free performances by local artists, with multiple indoor and outdoor stages...

Faith47 Creates New Mural on East 2nd Street

South African artist Faith47 transformed a section of East 2nd Street, near the Bowery yesterday.  It's the latest project from MaNY and Fourth Arts Block (FAB).  Photographer Tim Schreier stopped by, as Faith47 was working on the mural, titled,...

Historic Duo Theater in Race For Preservation Grant

Our friends at Fourth Arts Block (FAB) are spreading the word that one of their founding members, the historic Duo Multicultural Arts Center at 62 East 4th Street has been selected as one of 40 sites in the city participating...

Art Installation Takes Over Extra Place

We stopped by Extra Place yesterday, where a group of artists is giving the sterile alley behind what used to be CBGB's some much-needed creative energy.  We met the co-curator, Keith Schweitzer, at East Broadway gallery Allegra LaViola several...

FAB Cafe Grand Opening Wednesday

Next Wednesday evening, FAB Cafe will be celebrating its official opening -- and they hope you'll stop by to have a cup of coffee, say hello and maybe learn a little bit about the neighborhood's cultural offerings.  The cafe,...
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