Uptown Art

Spread Love: Artists Unite Presents Poster Exhibit and Group Show

Spread Love: Artists Unite Presents Poster Exhibit and Group Show

The Artists Unite Poster Project, developed in cooperation with the MTA, will present three events showcasing uptown artists whose work has appeared in local subway elevators since 2009. The events are free and open to the public and will include an exhibit of their work, an artists’ talk, and a video of the history of […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT: “Unnatural Election” is an art project that gathers creative responses from around the world. The project was launched on November 9th, 2016, amidst the shock and heartache of the election results. A Word From Andrea Arroyo I have been doing this because I truly believe that art can change the world. I […]


From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

A public sculpture series curated by the Studio Museum in Harlem showcases work by artists who have strong connections to the area. BY Alexis Clements The seasons are changing here in New York, and city parks are filling with people looking for Vitamin D, migrating birds, and blooms and buds. It seemed like a good […]


Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi They’re not exactly heroes. Instead, the actions of the main characters in Up Theater Company’s latest play go from questionable to reprehensible. But playwright Kirby Fields doesn’t want you to like them. “I hope, at the end, the audience would understand why they did what they did, even if they don’t […]


Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace – A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace - A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

That’s right folks. The people will once again storm the palace. In light of the Trump tyranny, this event is more crucial than ever. The People Storm the Palace is an annual social justice theatre festival brought to you by the People’s Theatre Project (PTP). PTP empowers the entire community, both young and old, to […]


How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem | The Atlantic

How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem | The Atlantic

The artist’s portraits of neighbors, icons, and strangers show a keen and democratic attention to detail. BY LOLA ADESIOYE When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a bold yet potentially career-destroying move. During the early ’30s, Neel […]


Uptown Arts Stroll names 2017 honorees | Manhattan Times

Uptown Arts Stroll names 2017 honorees | Manhattan Times

Northern Manhattan’s annual, month-long arts festival is set to return. The 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll will run from May 31 to June 30, showcasing performances and exhibitions by the Northern Manhattan arts community at assorted venues from West 135th Street to West 220th Street. The 15th edition of the Stroll will kick off at the […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Lost/Not Found

Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Lost/Not Found

LOST/NOT FOUND May 3 – 19 The Garret at Fort Washington Collegiate (729 W. 181st Street) In Lost/Not Found, things do not go as planned when three desperate twenty-somethings from Washington Heights “rescue” a missing girl and detain her, while the growing reward for her return offers visions of riches. What they learn about themselves, […]


05/31/17: The 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off @ The United Palace

05/31/17: The 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off @ The United Palace

Once again it’s on. The month long celebration of the arts in Uptown Manhattan will kick off on May 31, 2017 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the venerable United Palace (4140 BWAY @ 175th Street). This year’s honorees are Patricia Cruz, Maggie Hernández-Knight, Elvis Nolasco, and Elizabeth Lorris-Ritter. For the past 14 years, local […]


Comic book spotlights Puerto Rican superheroine | Manhattan Times

Comic book spotlights Puerto Rican superheroine | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen This Puertorriqueña is packing. The latest comic book superhero is fighting foes and taking names — in English and Spanish. She’s La Borinqueña, a young female heroine who draws her powers from a collection of ancient crystals found on the island of Puerto Rico. She has superhuman strength, the ability to fly […]


And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is...

She forged past the forty. Visual artist and painter Alexis Agliano Sanborn of Washington Heights has emerged as the judges’ choice to claim the title of winner of the 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. Sanborn’s submission, one of forty bids, was found to best showcase the elements of Northern Manhattan’s diverse art scene. She […]


Uptown Tonight: Women in the Heights – Disruption Opening Reception

Uptown Tonight: Women in the Heights – Disruption Opening Reception

In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling present the exhibition “Women in the Heights – Disruption,” featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. Location: Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Dr (at 135th […]


02/26/17: The N-Word Goes On Trial @ The Apollo Theater

02/26/17: The N-Word Goes On Trial @ The Apollo Theater

The Apollo collaborates with creator Kyle Bowser to present Apollo Uptown Hall- Trial By Jury: The Case of the N-Word, an interactive community conversation to investigate one of the most provocative, polarizing, and debated words in America. This dramatically staged program includes a fictional case and the audience serving as a jury to decide the […]


Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There | NY Times

Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There | NY Times

By JASON FARAGO “I love you Harlem,” the American painter Alice Neel wrote in her diary around the end of World War II, and really, she loved everything in it. Neel celebrated Harlem — specifically its ethnically mixed section known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio — for “your poverty and your loves.” And what […]


Spread Love: Selections @ Elizabeth Dee

Spread Love: Selections @ Elizabeth Dee

The Elizabeth Dee Gallery will be debuting it’s newest initiative this weekend. Entitled Selections, the exhibition series is all about shining a much-needed light on emerging artists. Works included in Selections are chosen by esteemed curators, who are actively engaged with the up and coming artistic voices shaping our society. Elizabeth Dee has tapped culturally […]


Call for artists – “Utopia” exhibition

Call for artists – “Utopia” exhibition

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with New York–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Utopia,” curated by Leanne Stella, Director, Art In FLUX, under the Art In FLUX 2017 curatorial theme, “Re-Imagining a City.” Artists are invited to present artworks that use art and play as catalysts […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Dead of Winter 2017

The good folks at Up Theater Company are back with their Dead of Winter play reading series. The series kicks off this Sunday, January 15th and will take place for the following two Sundays in a row. The readings are free and always entertaining so you really can’t go wrong. See below for more info. […]


At Home in Harlem | Hyperallergic

At Home in Harlem | Hyperallergic

The inaugural exhibition at the new Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute is concerned with demonstrating how one comes to belong to a place. BY Seph Rodney Home, Memory, and Future, the inaugural exhibition at the new, permanent location of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in East Harlem, is faithful to its name. This […]


Call For Artists: The MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project

Call For Artists: The MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project

The MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project, a long standing effort by the community, is happy to announce the sixth call for artwork to be placed in the subway elevators at the A-Line 184th St. & 190th St. Subway Stations. This collaborative project acknowledges the uniqueness of our community and fulfills Artists Unite mission to […]


Photo Essay: The Beauty of Black Joy | Salon

Photo Essay: The Beauty of Black Joy | Salon

BY Peter Cooper I didn’t set out to find Black Joy, rather Black Joy found me I found it in the slight upward bend of a smile The moment right before and after a breath The spark in the eye Black Joy I found it when I went back for the photo that I almost […]


Call For Submissions: 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Call For Submissions: 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Listen up folks NoMAA has put out the call for submissions for the 2017 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 $750 honorarium. […]


How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

With the nail as her small canvas, New York-based freelance nail artist Ami Vega is turning heads with a different take on the manicure—by helping her clients spread messages of social activism and empowerment through custom, hand painted designs. Her success has led to her own traveling nail salon, appearances at New York Fashion Week, […]


Comeback, catharsis, continuance | Manhattan Times

Comeback, catharsis, continuance | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi It was supposed to be a celebration. There were friends, flan and champagne. But by 10 p.m. on Election Night, the mood shifted.  Friends said goodbye. The champagne was left unopened. The election results left artist Andrea Arroyo utterly devastated. She and her husband Felipe Galindo are both from Mexico. They were concerned […]


11/15/16: Four Flights Up Opening Reception

11/15/16: Four Flights Up Opening Reception

Bohemia Realty Group opens a new condo, The Leo, on November 15th at 6 pm with an Art In FLUX exhibition featuring artists that weave a unique story about artists in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem. FEATURED ARTISTS: Leslie Jimenez, Lance Johnson, Leon Johnson & Gregory Saint Amand In addition to the visual artists […]

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