Uptown Art

Defend Puerto Rico – The Recap

Defend Puerto Rico - The Recap

The multimedia exhibition of Defend Puerto Rico documented the impacts of the hurricane and community efforts to rebuild it at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in East Harlem. Nine months following Hurricane María, Puerto Ricans in the diaspora and the island have yet to see the kind of aid the island truly […]


Uptown Video: Meet Ami Vega

Uptown Video: Meet Ami Vega

Ami V has been on the cutting edge of nail art for quite some time. Washington Heights’ own Ami V boasts a client’s list that includes The Gap, Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue among many others. Shout out to People en Español for this really cool video on Ami and her artistry. They nailed it […]


05/30/18: The 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off @ The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

05/30/18: The 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off @ The Sugar Hill Children's Museum

Mark your calendars people; the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Opening Reception goes down on Wednesday, May 30 from 6 to 9 pm at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 155th Street). The 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll will feature open studios, art exhibitions, concerts, literary events, and performances […]


Uptown Art Alert: Knights Have Invaded Uptown

Uptown Art Alert: Knights Have Invaded Uptown

Knights in shining armor have invaded Fort Tryon Park. ARMORS is a site-specific public art project in the park’s Cloisters Lawn by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir. You have until September 13 to catch this really cool public art exhibit. And they say chivalry is dead! For more info: Uptown Art Alert: Knights Have Invaded Uptown


Apply Now: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Artist In Residence Program

Apply Now: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Artist In Residence Program

Listen up folks, you have until to May 11 to apply for the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling Artist In Residence program. The chosen artist will have be granted a working studio, a $7,000 honorarium as well as the opportunity to earn additional income by leading workshops with museum patrons. For this residency, […]


UC Certified: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

UC Certified: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

PLEASE do the following. Get on your phone, your tablet, your whatever it is you use to surf the interwebs and go to www.uptheater.org/ to get tickets to see the latest production from the Up Theater Company, Detained. Set in an actual immigrant detention facility (AKA a prison) in Texas, Detained takes you to the […]


04/28/18: Top 60 Masters Create 4 Peace @ The Rio Gallery Space

04/28/18: Top 60 Masters Create 4 Peace @ The Rio Gallery Space

Artists from over forty countries together in New York to promote world peace! Over 150 Thought Provoking Artworks On Exhibition! Live Performances! Music, Dance, Live Painting Demonstrations, Art Performance and much more!!! Saturday, April 28th 6:30 PM Rio Gallery Space 898 St Nicholas Ave New York, NY 10032 FREE ADMISSION COME AND MEET THE ARTISTS! […]


Rites of Resistance | Manhattan Times

Rites of Resistance | Manhattan Times

By Sherry Mazzocchi Wilhelmina Grant’s grandmother was the strong center of the family. A tall woman, she wore pants and sensible shoes and always had her handbag by her side, constantly holding the family’s purse strings. But what Grant remembers most was her warmth and ability to heal. “Back in those days, we didn’t go […]


Spread Love: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar (One Man Play)

Spread Love: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar (One Man Play)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a classic. Now see it live as a one man show. Get your tickets to see Kelvin Grullon do his thing in this rousing rendition of this important piece of literature. The homies Juan Bago and Rachel La Loca will be hosting the festivities. Get Your TIX: […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

You can always count on the Up Theater Company to deliver theater that is provocative, engaging and relevant. Their latest production, Detained, is no exception. Set in a refugee detention center deep in the heart of Texas, two teenagers from different backgrounds form an unlikely bond to counter the dangers lurking within and without the […]


And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is...

Studying abroad has not dimmed her uptown cred. Miranda Spencer, currently an undergraduate student at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, has won the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. The Inwood native’s submission focused on the waterways unique to northern Manhattan and various elements of uptown’s inclusive and diverse cultural scene. Her work was […]


03/19/18: Serving Healthful Art Opening & Artist Talk

03/19/18: Serving Healthful Art Opening & Artist Talk

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents Serving Healthful Art curated by Henone Girma, Curator at Art In FLUX. The exhibition is the culmination of an open call for artists to submit works that confront the endless food-related issues faced by society. The four participating uptown artists […]


Uptown Tonight: Defend Puerto Rico Exhibit | Opening Reception

Uptown Tonight: Defend Puerto Rico Exhibit | Opening Reception

On Thursday, February 15th, in the spirit of resistance and resilience, you’re invited to the opening of Defend PR, CCCADI’s first art exhibit of 2018 at their new, historic Landmark location. Curated by Mikey Cordero of the Defend PR project, the Defend PR Exhibit explores the creative documentation and stories told through the Defend Puerto Rico Transmedia project with a […]


02/17/18: Fragmenticos And Foosball @ The Gitler & __ Gallery

02/17/18: Fragmenticos And Foosball @ The Gitler & __ Gallery

Stop by the The Gitler & __ Gallery (3629 Broadway) on February 17 from 5 to 8 pm for the closing event of the Esteban Ocampo Giraldo: Fragmenticos art exhibit. Get this, there will also be foosball tournament, $5 to get in and winner takes all. See you there. Check out: http://www.gitlerand.com/ We invite you […]


Canvas of Compassion | The Manhattan Times

Canvas of Compassion | The Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Beauty is revolutionary. Visual artist Andrea Arroyo, probably best known for colorful and lyrical images of goddesses, recently won first prize in the 2017 United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award. The Washington Heights artist’s winning image is stark and powerful. Three female fists, raised to the sky, surrounded by unfurling leaves, […]


#InstagramUptown: Be Great

#InstagramUptown: Be Great

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Call For Artists: Serving Healthful Art

Call For Artists: Serving Healthful Art

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY-Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital and Art in Flux, is seeking submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled Serving Healthful Art – Guest curated by Henone Girma (Art in Flux). Artists can use their art as a catalyst to present new ideas. Serving Healthful Art is an […]


12/10/17: The People’s Theatre Project Presents We The People

12/10/17: The People's Theatre Project Presents We The People

PEOPLE’S THEATRE PROJECT presents We The People Youth Voices Center Stage Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 5pm Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium Columbia University Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center 104 Haven Avenue People’s Theatre Project’s community actors take the stage to address social injustice in their world. The event features three interdisciplinary original theatrical […]


Call For Submissions: 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Call For Submissions: 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Listen up folks NoMAA has put out the call for submissions for the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest. This is a big deal for artists that make Uptown their home. Not only will you get your work in fronts of untold numbers of your Uptown peers but you will also receive a $1000 honorarium. […]


Spread Love: Spanish Harlem – El Barrio in the ’80s

Spread Love: Spanish Harlem - El Barrio in the '80s

ARTIST TALK Joseph Rodriguez with Ed Morales Saturday, December 2nd, 6PM GALLERY HOURS: Thur-Fri 3-7PM Sat-Sun 1-5PM Free and open to all. Make sure you hit up the Bronx Documentary Center (614 Courtlandt Avenue) before December 23 to see the simply outstanding exhibit, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s.The exhibit features photographs taken in […]


A Dreamy Carnival at the Children’s Museum in Harlem | Hyperallergic

A Dreamy Carnival at the Children’s Museum in Harlem | Hyperallergic

BY Seph Rodney I had a dream a few weeks ago. In it I had returned to the house I grew up in — my father’s house — and I was again occupying the room I had as a boy. There was music playing, music I didn’t want to hear, so I tried to close […]


12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography, a dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ, an electric violinist and digital scenery. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. Thursday, December 14 Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm United Palace, 4140 […]


Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

By DANIEL McDERMON It was Kahlil Joseph’s brother who made him an artist. Or at least that’s one way to describe how Mr. Joseph, a successful director who has worked with Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé, came to premiere his film “Fly Paper” at the New Museum this fall. An impressionistic collage of Harlem’s past and […]


Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD In his final years, John James Audubon, the celebrated 19th-century painter of bird life, lived in rustic uptown Manhattan in a house by the Hudson where some of his final paintings were of urban rats that caught his eye. But birds remained his forte. And as Audubon lies in his grave […]

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