Garment District Alliance & The Elizabeth Foundation Unveil ‘Del Geist: Cracked Ice’ on The Broadway Plaza

      On Thursday, November 30th, the Garment District Alliance (GDA) and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) will hold a special ceremony to unveil Cracked Ice by renowned artist Del Geist – a series of three towering structures made of stone and stainless steel titled Laurentide, Muir and Champlain that represent erratic […]

The Milliners Guild + The Garment District Alliance Present ‘The Rose of Versailles’

      The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing The Rose of Versailles, a collection of fanciful hats and headpieces in partnership with the Milliners Guild in celebration of New York Textile Month. Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the exhibit […]

The Garment District Alliance Unveil’s the Redesign of the Iconic Big Button Sculpture!

      On February 16th, the Garment District Alliance (GDA) unveiled its new Big Button sculpture in the heart of the Garment District on Fashion Avenue (Seventh) and 39thStreet, replacing the information kiosk and featuring an updated installation that references the neighborhood’s history.

Garment District Alliance Unveils ‘Living Lantern’

      An oversized, illuminating lantern is serving as a symbol of hope, brightness and guiding light in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, as the Garment District Alliance unveiled Living Lantern—an inviting, kinetic installation that offers a meditative effect through its mesmerizing movement and changes in color. Located on the Broadway plazas in the Garment District between […]

Norah Swartz: Wanderlust on View in The Garment District West 38th Street Exhibition Window

      The Garment District Alliance is providing a young aspiring artist with a platform to shine as part of its latest public art exhibit titled Wanderlust, featuring 18 mixed-media works created by Philadelphia-based student Norah Swartz. Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the […]

‘Hats: Humor and High Design’ by the Milliners Guild Unveiled in Garment District Space for Public Art

      The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing a collection of 28 hats, titled Hats: Humor and High Design, designed by the finalists of an international millinery competition as well as select members of the Milliners Guild. Located in a street-level window at 215 […]

Garment District Alliance Features Works by Young Artists with ‘Sparkling Garden’ in the Kaufman Arcade

      The Garment District Alliance is providing young artists with a platform to shine as part of its latest public art exhibit, Sparkling Garden. Featuring 30 mixed-media works, the installation is a collaborative effort by children and staff at the Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE), through workshops held by artist Chelsea […]

The Garment District Alliance Unveils 38th Street Display Window with Artwork by Allen Thomas Ball

      The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing a mixed-media installation consisting of 10 works crafted by New York-based artist Allen Thomas Ball. Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through April 22nd. […]

All Hands On Deck: Garment District Exhibition Spotlights Artisans Working on Their Craft

      The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing a series of eight drawings titled The Infinite Land of a Thousand Dances, created by Brooklyn-based artist Nell Breyer. Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35th Street, the free exhibit is accessible […]

The Illuminating Circles, ‘Passage,’ Transforms Broadway in the Garment District into a Glowing Tunnel

      The Garment District Alliance has unveiled Passage, an interactive art installation comprised of 20 circles of light that form a pedestrian tunnel on Broadway. As visitors walk through the exhibition, each circle emits light and sounds, creating a transformative, playful experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Located on Broadway in the Garment District between […]

‘InsideOut: NY Together’ Created a 40-Foot-Wall in Garment District ~ Want Your Portrait Taken? You Have Until October 8th!

      Remember the Garment District Alliance ‘Call for Mural Artists’ in June? Well, The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced today the launch of Inside Out: NY Together, a public art installation that will transform the wall outside the Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal in the Garment District into a massive, 40-foot gallery featuring the […]

Steed Taylor: Magic Hour ~ a Road Tattoo Created in The Garment District August 4th

      The Garment District Alliance unveiled a 225-foot-long painted mural by local artist, Steed Taylor. Broadway in the Garment District will receive a custom ‘road tattoo’, titled Magic Hour, created by local artist Steed Taylor. Presented by the Garment District Alliance, the 225-foot-long painted road mural stretches from 39th to 40th Streets on Broadway […]

The Garment District Alliance presents ‘The Magician’s Daughter (is a Painter)’ in its Street-Level Window on West 38th Street

      The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing The Magician’s Daughter (is a Painter), a display of seven paintings nestled within “magic boxes,” created by artist Cheryl Parry. Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to […]

Cydney Bittner: The Garden of the Unseen in the Garment District 38th Street Window Gallery

      We all could use a little whimsy, so here it is ~ The Garden of the Unseen, created by artist Cydney Bittner is the latest in the ongoing series of public art exhibitions in The Garment District Alliance street-level window gallery at 215 West 38th Street.

Remembering ‘Seward Johnson in New York’ a Garment District Alliance Installation, 2015

      The Garment District Alliance has commissioned a plethora of beautiful outdoor art installations on the Garment District Plazas over the years. Today, we are taking a look-back at ‘Seward Johnson in New York‘, life-like sculptures that graced the Plazas from 36th to 41st Streets from mid-June to mid-September, 2015.

Get Ready for the 16th Annual Garment District Arts Festival ~ October 17-19

      The best of New York City’s artistic talent will be on display from Thursday, October 17th through Saturday, October 19th, 2019 during the 16th Annual Garment District Arts Festival. During the three-day district-wide celebration, New Yorkers and tourists are invited to experience behind-the-scenes visits to artists’ studios, enjoy public performances, and discover […]

It’s a Party ~ Garment District Arts Festival Oct. 18-20

    It’s party time! The Garment District Alliance is proud to present the 15th Annual Garment District Arts Festival, a district-wide celebration of the artists, performers, galleries and theaters that contribute to the creative energy that fuels this neighborhood. Join the Garment District Alliance for an Opening Reception on Broadway ~ and a Light […]

A Parade of Twenty Giant Candy Sculptures Arrived on The Garment District Mall in October 2018 & WTC Campus in January ~ Now on to JFK

    Update on the controversial art installation Candy Nation ~ which left the Garment District Mall in December, 2018 for the World Trade Center Campus, while a flurry of controversy followed one particular ‘candy’ sculpture, representing the Saudi Arabian flag – positioned next to Oculus, near the 9/11 Memorial site. After further consideration, the […]

Rebirth: Kang Muxiang arrives on the Garment District Plazas

    Taiwanese master-sculptor, Kang Muxiang and the Garment District Alliance have unveiled Rebirth: Kang Muxiang on the Broadway Mall between 36th and 38th Streets. The seven graceful installations have become a great attraction ~ especially among the artistic community. One artist in particular, Peiju Chien-Pott, a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, has shown […]

Get Ready for the 2017 Garment District Arts Festival! October 19-21

      Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes, celebrating the arts at the 14th annual Garment District Arts Festival.  From October 19-21, the Festival will open doors to galleries, studios, workshops and performances. Take a look inside some of the Open Studios of over 70 artists at The Elizabeth Foundation for the […]

‘Cushla Naegele: Shaping the Female Form’ on View in the Garment District’s Kaufman Arcade

      The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing Cushla Naegele: Shaping the Female Form, a series of paintings and drawings that delve into the captivating history of women’s clothing and how it has defined, enhanced, and obscured the female form. 

Mathias Gmachl’s Massive Luminous Whale ‘Echoes’ on Broadway in The Garment District

      A monumental, majestic steel whale will grace Broadway in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in the Garment District, as the Garment District Alliance will unveil its latest interactive public art display titled Echoes – A Voice from Uncharted Waters on Thursday (9/14). With its captivating sound and light effects, the 55-foot-long installation […]

Summer on Broadway in The Garment District

      From public art installations to live performances and fresh lemonade, New Yorkers and visitors will be able to experience a diverse mix of free community programs in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in the Garment District this summer, as the Garment District Alliance (GDA) unveils its Summer on Broadway lineup for 2023. […]

Endearing Six-Foot-Tall Kneeling Sculpture by artist Joy Brown Creates a Sense of Calm in The Garment District

      A joyful, endearing bronze sculpture is welcoming New Yorkers and visitors to the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s Garment District, as the Garment District Alliance unveils its latest public art exhibit, Kneeler, created by artist Joy Brown. Located on Broadway in the Garment District between 39th and 40th Streets, Kneeler is a large […]

The Garment District’s Kaufman Arcade presents Ambrus Gero: Masks in Rave

      The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, featuring 12 paintings titled Masks in Rave by artist Ambrus Gero. Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through November 23rd. Masks in Rave is […]

‘Rita Wilmers: Coming Full Circle’ inside the Kaufman Arcade in The Garment District

      The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing 14 mixed-media paintings titled Coming Full Circle, created by New York-based artist Rita Wilmers. Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through August 31st. […]

Artist Santi Flores Brings 14 Giant Sculptures ‘Here’ to the Garment District

        Fourteen oversized sculptures with raised hands will provide a warm welcome to New Yorkers and visitors as part of the Garment District Alliance’s latest public art exhibit Here. Created by artist Santi Flores, Here symbolizes unity, diversity and individuality, and will be dedicated to all New Yorkers and visitors passing through […]

Gigantic Origami-Inspired Animals Take Over Broadway in the Garment District

      The Garment District Alliance (GDA) is inviting New Yorkers and visitors to Midtown Manhattan to experience a series of seven gigantic, origami-inspired sculptures as part of its latest public art exhibit, Hacer: Transformation, created by California artist Hacer. Celebrated for his bold, origami-inspired, metal sculptures that explore psychologically complex themes, Gerardo Hacer will […]

Kim Carlino’s ‘Spectrum’ Brings Bolts of Color to The Garment District

      The Garment District Alliance (GDA) is brightening Midtown Manhattan this spring with a vivid, painted mural titled Spectrum, created by artist Kim Carlino. The artwork – which contains 34 unique colors and is painted on 82 concrete blocks along the 7th Avenue pedestrian corridor – signifies the city’s vibrant comeback as New […]

David Badders: Unlocked on view at Kaufman Arcade Building in the Garment District

      The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing 10 oil on canvas paintings titled UNLOCKED, created by artist David Badders. The paintings are a representation of New York City’s vitality during the pandemic, bringing color and action into a space of uncertainty and […]

‘Iwantja Rock n Roll’ to Open at Fort Gansevoort in Historic Meatpacking District

      Fort Gansevoort is pleased to announce Iwantja Rock n Roll, a group exhibition of new works by Australian artists Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger Yaltangki, three leading members of the indigenous Indulkana Community in the northwestern region of South Australia on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. On view from Thursday, July […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the February 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

      Take the chill out of winter by enjoying a plethora of Valentine’s Day events and installations from Ice Sculptures to renewing vows. Celebrate Black History Month, the annual Loser Family Day at the Rubin Museum of Art, and the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden. Take it indoors with gallery openings […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the January 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

      With 2023 in the rear view mirror, New Yorkers can take the plunge with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club to kick-off the New Year. January is filled with annual favorites ~ The Poetry Project’s New Year’s Day Marathon; The Three Kings Day Parade; New Ear Festival; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the December 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      There is no better place to be during the Holiday Season than New York. Young or old, there is something for everyone. From Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn to the annual Winer Glow in the Flatiron District or Night Market in the historic La Marqueta in East Harlem. Head over to Chelsea Market […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the November 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      As we ‘Fall-Back’ into November on the 5th of the month with Daylight Saving Time, we will move forward to celebrate some of our favorite annual events ~ the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; Holiday Tree arrives at Rockefeller Center; Canstruction at Brookfield place helps City Harvest provide holiday meals for families in […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the October 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      Let’s kick-off the Fall Season with a few annual favorites ~ The Blessing of the Animals; The Atlantic Antic™ Festival; Archtober & Open House New York; The Little Red Lighthouse Festival, NYCxDesign, Art in Odd Places; The Paper Dress Ball, and The New Yorker Festival. We expect beautiful Fall weather for the […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the September 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      Sailing into Fall, September kicks-off with the annual Armory Show and Armory Art Week, and a plethora of exciting exhibitions and events all around town. Public Art Fund unveils Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, and Little Italy hosts the annual Feast of San Gennaro.  Lincoln Center hosts […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the April 2023 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      April brings with it several important exhibitions & shows that began on the last day of March like AIPAD, The Photography Show, Sarah Sze and Gego, Luminous Elsewheres at Westbeth, and CENTRO + Hunter East Harlem Gallery, among others. The much anticipated LGDR Flagship Headquarters opens, The MET Roof Garden, Hispanic Society […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the January 2023 GothemToGo Art Roundup

      2023 kicks-off with many of our favorite in-person events beginning with the Three Kings Day Parade and ending with The Winter Show back at Park Avenue Armory. Ring in the New Year with joyful song in Times Square and a day of service in celebration of MLK Day. Be inspired by a […]