Over the years, we’ve trekked all over the five boroughs viewing works created by artists living and working Uptown. On Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd, local artists will be opening their studio doors for an East Harlem Open Studios Tour from 1:00 to 6:00pm ~ a chance for the public to not only see the artwork, but spend time with the artists.
Begin the self-guided studio tour at 181 East 108th Street, with coffee and artisanal pastries from Pabade Bakery, with pastries that are a work of art ~ or begin at a location closer to you.
The tour includes five buildings located from East 104th Street to East 118th Street, between Lexington Avenue and First Avenue in East Harlem.
Participating artists include Gabriel Castillo, alison Causer, Jaynie Crimmins, Heather Cox, Carmen Isasi, Michelle Palmer, Preeti Varma, Katherine Earle, Bill Hoffman, Ben Ponté, Royce Howes, Carole McClintock, TAFA, Ezequiel Taveras, Julio Valdez, Josh Dorman, and Hollie Heller.
EAST HARLEM STUDIOS BLDG 1 – 181 E 108th St
Gabriel Castillo @gabrieljehu
Alison Causer @alisonmcauser
Jaynie Crimmins @jayniegillmancrimmins
Heather Cox @heather_cox_studio
Carmen Isasi @isasiceramics
Michelle Palmer @aviatrixnyc
Preeti Varma @preetivarmastudio
HARLEM STUDIOS BLDG 5 – 345 E 104th St
Hollie Heller @hollartist
More happening in East Harlem:
April 22nd is also Car Free Earth Day at La Marqueta from 1-3pm AND Record Store Day at CCCADI from Noon to 6pm.
CENTRO & Hunter East Harlem Gallery Presents Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la migración en el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo (Arrivals and Departures: Migration Experiences in Contemporary Puerto Rican Art) on view through September 30, 2023.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, visit CCCADI to view new in-person exhibition, Rhythm, Bass and Place: Through the Lens, in their historic firehouse on East 125th Street.
New York Now: Home is the current exhibition at Museum of the City of New York on Fifth Avenue between 103/104th Streets in East Harlem.
Step next door into El Museo del Barrio on Fifth Avenue and 104th Street.
Full Renovation in progress for the East 125th Street Carnegie Library. Take a look at East 125th Street, a work in progress.
Keith Haring’s ‘Crack is Wack’ can be found in East Harlem at 128th Street on Harlem River Drive (Second Avenue).
At the East River Plaza (116th Street near the East River) you will find #TunnelVision, an intricate mural by Logan Hicks.
While you’re in East Harlem, take a day to explore with the new East Harlem Community Alliance Interactive Map.
And if your hungry, there are a plethora of fabulous places to eat