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From Oct 17- 21 more than twenty participating galleries, all within walking distance, are inviting visitors to familiarize themselves with the neighborhood, the galleries and their artists to celebrate the inaugural Lower East Side Art Week!

This year's theme: Solo and Themed Presentations by Female Artists

A primary goal of the event is to introduce each gallery’s unique artistic vision to new audiences. Throughout the week, each gallery will showcase an established or emerging female artists.

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From October 17-21, twenty-four participating galleries, all within walking distance of each other, are inviting visitors to familiarize themselves with the neighborhood, the galleries, and their artists to celebrate the inaugural Lower East Side Art Week. 


LES Art Week was conceived by Lesley Heller of Lesley Heller Gallery (54 Orchard Street) and Bart Keijsers Koning of LMAK Gallery (298 Grand Street) as a way of emphasizing both brick and mortar galleries and the vibrant neighborhoods in which they are located. To set this week apart from the galleries’ regular programming, each was asked to present an exhibition with a specific theme in mind. For 2018, all participating galleries will be exhibiting work by female artists, both established and emerging.

LES Art Week emphasizes the unique richness of the Lower East Side’s art scene, as both a neighborhood of fine art and nonconformism. By asking each gallery to present within the same parameters, LES Art Week highlights the diversity of artistic vision each gallery represents.

All text written by Hall W. Rockefeller of less than half, a website which covers female artists in New York City.

Bart Keijsers Koning of LMAKGallery and Lesley Heller of Lesley Heller Gallery

Bart Keijsers Koning of LMAKGallery and Lesley Heller of Lesley Heller Gallery

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Download the press release here.

Check out the list of participating galleries and their artists here.

Keep up to date with all the events here.

Experience the new L.E.S.