Graffiti 2019 ~ East Harlem



After a successful run in 2018, the NYC Graffiti Events Center returns to Galeria del Barrio, 162 1/2 East 104th Street, with an exciting line-up of events. The Director of the Center is graffiti-legend, James Top, who has been acknowledged locally and internationally for his work. The summer schedules includes:

Gallery Shows ~ The Best of Old-School Graffiti Art and U-and-Coming Artists with Special Shows featuring the work of artists connected with the East Harlem community.

July 6-27 ~ Graffiti 2019 ~ 20th Anniversary Show. This year’s show features the best work of contemporary and honors the history of graffiti by including the work of graffiti artists from the 1970s.

August 3-31 ~ Ladies First ~ Annual Premier Group Show. In 2012, James Top started featuring the art of women graffiti artists in an annual show. This year, the Center continues the tradition with an outstanding selection of work by women in the field. Although women have been a part of graffiti art from the start, it has been a complicated relationship. Girlfriend or writer? Tagalong or tag writer? The women of graffiti have had to assert themselves and take their well-earned place alongside male graf writers.

August 31 ~ September 1 ~ Graffiti Hall of Fame Painting Festival. Once again, James Top is staging an exciting weekend at the Graffiti Hall of Fame, Park Avenue and 106th Street. It is an opportunity for new artists to meet the stars of graffiti art and mingle with the public. There will be music, live performances, and surprise guests.

Graffiti Tours ($25/person) ~ Every Tuesday and Thursday, leaving from the Center at 1pm. Tours are led by graffiti artists. For more information, check the NYC Graffiti Art Events Center 

History of Graffiti Classes ($25/class/person from 6:30-8:30pm:

July 10, The Bomb;  July 17, The Masterpiece;  July 24, Graffiti Art vs Street Art; September 4, The Tag;  September 11, The Bomb; September 18, The Masterpiece; September 25, Graffiti Art vs Street Art

Classes are held at the Center, 162 1/2 East 104th Street; Register for classes on the NYC Graffiti Events Center website

Sponsorship: The NYC Graffiti Art Events Center is supported by Hope Community, Inc., a community-based, not-for-profit affordable housing organization that supports cultural arts and economic development in East Harlem.

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