Celebrating Textile Month with The Garment District Alliance and ‘The Ultimate Hat-Maker’s Studio’

 

 

 

The Ultimate Hat-Maker’s Studio. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance.

Let’s celebrate New York Textile Month with The Garment District Alliance’s new public art installation, The Ultimate Hat-Maker’s Studio, featuring a fashionable display of beautiful textiles, millinery tools and fall hats designed by 24 member of The Milliners Guild.

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A Look Back at The Garment District Alliance & Fancy Animal Carnival ~ September 2016

 

 

 

A Fancy Animal Carnival in The Garment District, 2016

With Fremin Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, we thought it a good time to look back at the artist, Hung Yi’s work, in his previous exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, displayed all along Broadway in the Garment District a few years ago.

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Garment District Alliance Unveils 2019 ‘Urban Garden’ + ‘Nymph Pond’ Mural

 

 

 

Annual Garment District Alliance Urban Garden and Street Mural

The Garment District Alliance unveiled its annual green oasis  ~ Urban Garden ~ along with the 180-foot painted mural, Nymph Pond, created by artist Carla Torres along the Broadway Mall between 37th ~ 38th Streets on July 9th.

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Laurie Carretta Scupp: Endlings in The Garment District

 

 

Laurie Carretta Scupp: Endlings in the window at 215 West 38th Street in the Garment District

Birds, indoors and out, are filling the month of May from the Broadway Mall Association’s Birds on Broadway to The Garment District Alliance new exhibition, The first, and last, of their kind: Endlings, by artist Laurie Carretta Scupp.

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Car Free Earth Day in NYC ~ April 27, 2019

 

 

 

Artist, Willie Cole ~ Car Free Earth Day in The Garment District

Car Free Earth Day 2019 is an annual car-free event held on the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square from 9am to 3pm. Within this area, there are six rest stop that include Times Square (42nd Street & Broadway); The Garment District (38th Street & Broadway); Herald Square (34th Street & Broadway); City Zone (26th Street & Broadway); Flatiron (23rd Street & Broadway); and Union Square (17th Street & Broadway). Programming and activités presented by (AIA New York + NYC Department of Transportation (DOT). Take a walk with us…….

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Iceberg ~ A Titanic Exhibit Arrives in the Garment District

 

 

On the heals of the colorful installation, Candy Nation by Laurence Jenkell, the Garment District Alliance kicks-off the New Year with the installation, Iceberg.

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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 Hug and photo by artist Vicki DaSilva!

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

 

 

Flag Candy, South Africa by artist Laurence Jenkell

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 Port Authority will relocate the entire exhibit to Kennedy Airport during the week of January 14, 2019, and display throughout the JFK AirTrain system.

Let’s take a look back at when it first arrived in NYC in 2018…….

The Garment District Alliance ushers in its Winter art installation with  a parade of nine-foot-tall ‘Candy’ sculptures. The exhibit, Candy Nations, will honor New York City’s status as a global capital, and will include twenty colorful candy-shaped sculptures that will extend along the Broadway pedestrian plaza between 36th Street and 39th Street along with their 15th Annual Garment District Arts Festival from October 18-20!

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The Garment District Alliance Unveils ‘Art Elevated: Look Up’!

 

 

Art Elevated three Grand Prize Winners!

The Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius will have New Yorkers looking up for their new exhibition entitled Art Elevated, an aerial display of the works of artists from around the world, located high up on banners throughout the Garment District.

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Urban Garden Opening at The Garment District Plaza

 

 

“Ararauna” by the artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla for Garment District Alliance. Image via Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Urban Garden returns on June 7th, with a brand new 400 foot-long art walk mural by artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla.

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Rebirth: Kang Muxiang arrives on the Garment District Plazas

 

 

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“Rebirth: Kang Muxiang” can be found on Broadway at 39th Street

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 up to spontaneously dance among the sculptures.

This coming Tuesday, June 5th, the public is invited to the final presentation of “Conversations with Rebirth” by acclaimed dancer PeiJu Chien-Pott on the Broadway Plaza between 37th and 38th Streets from 7:00-8:00pm.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, spontaneously dancing among the sculptures entitled ‘Rebirth’. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, above and below, as seen earlier in the week, dancing among the #Rebirth sculptures. Images courtesy of Garment District Alliance.

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‘Adventurous Colors’ on View at Historic Kaufman Arcade

 

 

 

The Historic Kaufman Arcade, 132 West 36th Street

The Garment District Alliance unveiled the art exhibit, Adventurous Colors by the artist, Cecile Brunswick, on the polished marble walls of the historic Kaufman Arcade this month.

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

 

 

Hamburger, 2013, Takashi Higashida, Hisae Kakeshashi, Yukihide Sekiya, Masanori Sonobe, Image via garmentdistrict.nyc

 

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 Arts, Performance Art on the Plazas presented by Chashama and much more.

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