Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this August?

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

Jeremy Everett, Held Up By Columns, 2011. Courtesy Andrew Edlin Gallery.
  • 1. Patterns of Influence, Jul 16-Aug 10
    The Painting Center — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 343-1060
  • 2. Between Earth and Sky, Jul 23-Aug 24
    Sundaram Tagore Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1-212-677-4520
  • 3. Painters of the East End, Jul 11-Aug 16
    Kasmin Gallery — 297 Tenth Avenue
    Mon-Thur: 10-6; Fri 10-5 P: +1 212 563 4474
  • 4. Body|Object , Jul 11-Aug 23
    George Adams Gallery — 531 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6 P: 212 564 8480
  • 5. Circles & Squares , Jun 13-Aug 09
    RWFA Rick Wester Fine Art — 526 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-5 P: +1 (212) 255-5560
  • 6. Mid-Summer Night's Dream , Jun 21-Aug 21
    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery — 531 W. 25th Street
    Mon-Fri: 11-5 P: +1 (212) 255 9050
  • 7. 5th Annual World Fine Art Agency Exhibition, Jul 30-Aug 03
    Noho M55 Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-367-7063
  • 8. André Butzer, Jul 04-Aug 09
    Metro Pictures — 519 W. 24th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: (212) 206-7100
  • 9. Cart, Horse, Cart, Jun 20-Aug 16
    Lehmann Maupin — 501 W. 24th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: +1 212 255 2923
  • 10. The Unusual Suspects: A View of Abstraction, Jun 13-Aug 09
    DC Moore Gallery — 535 W. 22nd Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212 247 2111
  • 11. Thomas Lyon Mills: Liminal Space, Jul 11-Sep 07
    Ricco/Maresca — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6; Sat 11-6 P: 212.627.4819
  • 12. 2019 Summer Exhibition: King of the Hill, Jul 12-Aug 09
    Jack Shainman Gallery — 513 W. 20th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: +1 212 645 1701

Receptions

Events

Leonardo Drew
Galerie Lelong & Co.
528 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212.315.0470
May 16, 6-8

Begin Again : Brooke Shaden
Joanne Artman Gallery
511A W. 22nd Street
P. 949.510.5481
Jun 13, 6-8

Cart, Horse, Cart
Lehmann Maupin
501 W. 24th Street
P. +1 212 255 2923
Jun 20, 6-8

Mid-Summer Night's Dream
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
531 W. 25th Street
P. +1 (212) 255 9050
Jun 22,

Flora / Fauna
Josée Bienvenu Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212 206 7990
Jun 26, 6-8

Zack Seckler | Above
ClampArt
247 W. 29th Street
P. +1 646.230.0020
Jun 27, 6-8

Thomas Lyon Mills: Liminal Space
Ricco/Maresca
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212.627.4819
Jul 11, 6-8

African Spirits Group Exhibition
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 10th Avenue
P. 212-414-0370
Jul 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

Pool Party
C24 Gallery
560 W. 24th Street
P. +1 (646) 416 6300
Jul 11, 6-8

Amy Bennett
Miles McEnery Gallery
520 W. 21st Street
P. +1 (212) 445-0051
Jul 11, 6-8

A Something in a Summer's Day
Pleiades Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646.230.0056
Jul 13, 3-6

Patterns of Influence
The Painting Center
547 W. 27th Street
P. (212) 343-1060
Jul 18, 6-8

2019 Aperture Summer Open: Delirious Cities
Aperture Foundation
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212.505.5555
Jul 25, 7- 8:30 pm

The Last Summer
Prince Street Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646.230.0246
Aug 01, 6-8

5th Annual World Fine Art Agency Exhibition
Noho M55 Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-367-7063
Aug 01, 5-7:30 pm

On the Surface: A Ceramics Show
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Aug 08, 6-8

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. tel:+1-212-226-4151
Aug 15, 6-8

Howard Truths' Beyond The Meaning of Truth
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Aug 07 - Oct 02, 9 pm
$10

The Pink Unicorn Starring Alice Ripley
The Cell, 338 W. 23rd Street
Aug 25 2 pm
$69.50

The Gotham New Talent Showcase
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Aug 28 6:15 pm
$14

The Spotlight
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Aug 28 7:30 pm
$9

Barb Ross in the Joy of Painting?
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Aug 28 - Aug 30, 8 pm
Starts at $10

Skip Intro
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Aug 31 7 pm
$10

Joel Kim Booster : A Very Sick Boy
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Aug 02 7 pm
$24

Ballet Festival
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Aug 06 - Aug 18, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Harold Night
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Aug 06 7:30 pm
$7

Aeon in August: At The Edge of Song V. I
The Cell, 338 W. 23rd Street
Aug 07 7:30 pm
$15

The New New York Freshman
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Aug 07 8 pm
$18

Wild, Wild Earth
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Aug 08 6 pm
Free

Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Aug 08 7:30 pm
$9

Marcos Varela
The Cell, 338 W. 23rd Street
Aug 10 8 pm
$15

The Gotham All-Stars Featuring Stand UpNBC Showcase Finalists
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Aug 12 7:30 pm
$15

Verbal Description and Sensory Tours for Visitors who are Blind or Partially Sighted
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Aug 12 12 pm
Free

Summer Nutrition Series: Everyday Superfoods with Manhattan Fruit Market and Jacquie Smith
Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue
Aug 12 1 pm
Free

Musical Megawatt: Winston & Warm Blooded
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Aug 13 7 pm
$7

The Little Big Show
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Aug 15 7 pm
$10

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Aug 15 6 pm
Free

Free Opening Night Celebration: Clapping With Stones: Art and Act of Resistance
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Aug 16 6 pm
Free

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Aug 17 10:45 pm
$15

The Sexy Baby Family Show
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Aug 19 7:30 pm
$7

K2 Lounge: DJ Gigi Gray
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Aug 23 6 pm
Free

A Night With Juls (New York)
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Aug 23 7 pm
$16.50

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.

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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.

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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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