Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this January?

This vibrant and unique district is full of fabulous fine art and great places to eat. Use the map below to find the exhibitions that are right for you and restaurants where you can relax and refresh. You Are Here is here for you.

Abstract Art

Aelita Andre, Paleontologists Footprint Dinosaurs Nesting Grounds, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • 1. Daniel Phill, Jan 09-Feb 03
    George Billis Gallery — 525 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-645-2621
  • 2. Steven Kinder, Dec 12-Jan 06
    George Billis Gallery — 525 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-645-2621
  • 3. Chuck Boyce, Dec 14-Jan 27
    Edward Thorp Gallery — 531 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-691-4933
  • 4. Ziggurat, Nov 30-Jan 13
    Mitchell-Innes & Nash — 534 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-744-7400
  • 5. Nicole Charbonnet. Paint it Black, Jan 11-Feb 17
    Winston Wächter — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-2718
  • 6. Elizabeth Murray. Painting in the '80s, Nov 02-Jan 13
    Pace Gallery — 510 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-4044
  • 7. Serge Alain Nitegeka, Jan 11-Feb 24
    Marianne Boesky Gallery — 509 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-680-9889
  • 8. Odili Donald Odita, Jan 05-Feb 10
    Jack Shainman Gallery — 524 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-337-3372
  • 9. Arturo Herrera. Paintings, Nov 29-Jan 20
    Sikkema Jenkins & Co. — 530 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-929-2262

Receptions

Events

Daniel Phill
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Jan 11, 6-8

Nicole Charbonnet. Paint it Black
Winston Wächter
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-255-2718
Jan 11, 6-8

Eric Strauss
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Jan 11, 6-8

Victoria Gitman: Taktisch
Garth Greenan Gallery
545 W. 20th Street
P. 212-929-1351
Jan 11, 6-8

Marian Bingham/ Katherine Pappas-Parks
Walter Wickiser Gallery
210 11th Avenue
P. 212-941-1817
Jan 18, 6-8

AMITAVA CHATTERJEE
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 24 7-8:30pm
Start at $25

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 30 7:30pm
$10

Starset - IMMERSION: Part 1
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 31 7pm
$22

New Year's Eve 2018 After-Party
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 01 2am
$29

Alonzo Bodden
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 04 8pm
$20

JANUARY SUNDAYS: FLOURISHING FUTURES
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 07 1-4pm
Free

Love is Love
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 08 10:30pm
$25

Jim Findlay: Electric Lucifer
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jan 09 - Jan 13, 8pm
$25

Caleb Teicher & Company and BODYTRAFFIC
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 09 7:30pm
Start at $10

Jessica Lang Dance and Backhausdance
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 10 7:30pm
Start at $10

JIAJU SHEN + WEI SUN
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 10 6-9pm
Free

PHILADANCO!
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 11 8pm
Start at $10

Ensemble Español
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 12 8pm
Start at $10

RECONNECTING TO THE PARENT BODY
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 14 11-12:30pm
$50

HOODZPAH! The Sunda Experience
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 14 7pm
$20

Malpaso Dance Company
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 17 7:30pm
Start at $10

Juan Night Only
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 17 8pm
Start at $25

Marion Grodin
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 17 8pm
$15

DAWOUD
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 17 6-9pm
Free

Compagnie Accrorap
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 23 7:30pm
Start at $10

The High Line

Chelsea is best known for its many art galleries, with visitors continually delighted by the diversity of mediums, themes and artists all displayed in a single neighborhood. Since the opening of the High Line, though, the area has had another claim to fame, one which can provides a unique, relaxing space that can be enjoyed by tourists, art lovers and those who live and work nearby.

The High Line was originally an elevated railway that used to carry goods from warehouses in Chelsea to other places around the city. It was originally designed as a safer form of transport – far better than the previous method of sending cargo by means of freight trains which ran at street level and caused numerous accidents. Over time, however, other methods of moving things around were devised, and by 1980 the High Line seemed an anachronism which ceased to function, falling gently into disuse and decay.

When Chelsea began to revive in the 1990s, property developers were keen to dismantle it. But a determined group of citizens, who formed the group Friends of the High Line and eventually convinced the city to support their ideas, were convinced that with time, effort and vision, the High Line could become something special and valuable in the area.

Walking along the High Line today, it seems clear that they could not have been more right. The old tracks have become a delightful promenade which runs along above the streets, giving visitors an opportunity to see some wonderful New York views whilst surrounded by beauty and greenery. The plants have been carefully chosen so that some of the wild varieties which took root there when they were allowed to run wild are still represented, giving sensitive viewers a sense of what it would have been like then. This impression is increased by the metal tracks which still remain visible in some parts of the walk, a reminder of the past that gives the present design a feeling of movement and flow.

As befits an attraction in the heart of New York’s art district, the High Line also boasts public art sculptures and installations, some of which last for months, and others which are only present for a few weeks or even hours. These, too, are mindful of the space they inhabit and fit beautifully into the scene even as they encourage thoughtfulness about the nature of the place.

A refreshing change from the frenetic pace that often characterizes the city below, the High Line is the perfect place for anyone in Chelsea to relax, unwind and take time to appreciate the area.

Check out the website for more information.

Tom Otterness - Life Underground

Often we are so busy waiting for the latest art installation to open, or to visit an exhibition that has been much discussed, that we forget that we are already surrounded by art and exhibitions, both in and outside galleries and art related venues. This is particularly true in Chelsea, where every wall, staircase and corner might surprise you with a unique piece of artwork when you least expect it. That’s why, this month, we decided to feature and celebrate the amazing permanent public artwork of Tom Otterness - “Life Underground” – as a reminder that beauty and art can be everywhere and that that potential surrounds us always, as long as we are paying attention. Otterness, who is an American sculptor, created an army of over 100 small and medium sized bronze figures in 2001 and scattered them throughout the subway station at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, here in Chelsea. The project was commissioned by the MTA’s Arts for Transit and today it is still one of the most popular public art projects in New York City. The sculptures represent people, animals and abstract subjects, all reinvented in a cartoon style and represented in different situations and activities. The result is the creation of a permanent parallel universe, charming and playful because of the combination of the subjects and their interactions, but also serious and judgmental because of their allusions to our real world and to the people who are constantly walking, sitting or running around them. The artist described the whole project as showing the “impossibility of understanding life in New York,” but the more you look at his figures, the more you actually feel the opposite – as if these little figures really understood it all much better than many of the passersby.

So, next time you’re at the subway station in Chelsea, look out for these thought-provoking sculptures. We never get tired of them!

14th Street and 8th Avenue, New York, NY
http://www.tomostudio.com/artworks/life-underground

You Are Here is a great way to make the most of your time in Chelsea. This site makes it easy to see where you are in the neighborhood and provides carefully designed themed walking tours of the art galleries that have made Chelsea famous throughout the world.

It also contains information about exhibition openings, receptions, and the special events scheduled to take place in the area. You can see what’s on and where it’s happening, as well as work out how to get there.

When you’re tired after a morning of exhibition hopping, or an afternoon browsing galleries, you can take a look at the restaurant information and let You Are Here guide you to a comfortable place to sit and have a bite to eat.

You Are Here has a fully functional mobile site, so if you're out and about in Chelsea, all you need to do is pull out your phone and check the site to find the details you need.

All the information you need for a fabulous day out in Chelsea, all in one place!

You Are Here directs discerning visitors right to the restaurants and galleries that interest them. And that means qualified traffic for you.

You Are Here covers Chelsea’s vibrant arts scene — spotlighting exhibitions, special events and galleries. With a clean, reader-friendly design, You Are Here points foodie visitors hungry for more, to the restaurants and cafes that that will appeal to their eclectic tastes, from Cheap Eats to Upscale Dining and from Kid Friendly Restaurants to Celeb-Spotting Restaurants.

Plus, You Are Here's handy 8" x 3.5" size makes it easy for readers to carry with them and refer to while they're on the go.

Also important,You Are Here reaches them where they stay - in the city's hotels as well as in strategically located street boxes, selected cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and tourist information booths.

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