NoMAA’s ‘Women in the Heights’ show puts vibrancy of Northern Manhattan’s burgeoning arts scene on display | NY Daily News

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NoMAA Women in the Heights NY Daily News

Bonnie Walker, photographer: "Mannequins"

Andrea Arroyo gravitated to the East Village when she moved to New York City to pursue a career as an artist, nearly 25 years ago. As she became an established painter, she moved north to the upper West Side and, four years ago, to Washington Heights.

Arroyo and others describe an Uptown arts community that is on the sharp upswing, one that reminds them of the city’s better-known creative hotspots in earlier years.

“Northern Manhattan now feels like the East Village once did, in terms of production,” Arroyo says. “The only thing we’re missing is more (exhibition) venues, but we’re working on that.”

Enter the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, or NoMAA, an organization that will turn 5 years old in September. The nonprofit has come to function as a crucible, of sorts, for this growing community of artists. providing exhibition space, techincal expertise and more than $300,000 in grants to local artists and organizations.

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