New York Gallery Open 2019
The New York Gallery Open is a new initiative organized by the New Art Dealers Alliance to bring visitors, collectors, curators, and critics into over 50 art galleries, non-profits and alternative spaces around New York City during the week of March 4–10, 2019. New York City is filled with art galleries that are open to the public year-round, and the New York Gallery Open is an opportunity to call attention to this great resource by building stronger relationships with the public and cultivating new audiences both locally and internationally.
Through guided tours, artist talks, performances, dinners, and special events, NADA aims to cultivate a renewed sense of energy, viewership and patronage within these critical spaces. NADA has also partnered with Collecteurs, a collector-driven online platform and public-benefit corporation, which will create a dedicated hub for the public to view artworks and editorial features about participating galleries.
In addition to New York-based galleries, NADA Members from other cities participating in the New York Gallery Open include Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago), Golestani (Dusseldorf), L’INCONNUE (Montreal)—exhibiting across two ON CANAL spaces at 359 Canal and 361 Canal Street; Jack Barrett Gallery on 173 Henry Street, which is hosting seven out-of-town galleries, including NADA Members Good Weather (North Little Rock), LOYAL (Stockholm) and Franz Kaka (Toronto); Patron (Chicago) has an exhibition at 213 Bowery; and ltd los angeles (Los Angeles), which has an exhibition at 24A Orchard St. as part of the gallery share, Vacation.
The initiative comes as an extension of NADA’s year-round efforts to support its gallery members and foster community engagement with its public. By merging the fair format with gallery exhibition programming, the New York Gallery Open harnesses the collective efforts of its participants to highlight the vitality and importance of the gallery community to the overall arts ecosystem.