Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this March?

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. Matthew Ritchie at ADAA: The Art Show New York, NY, Feb 28-Mar 03
    James Cohan-Chelsea — 533 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212.714.9500
  • 2. Techniques of the Observer , Feb 05-Mar 09
    Greene Naftali — 508 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: (212) 463-7770
  • 3. Alexis Kuhr: Siren, Feb 19-Mar 09
    Noho M55 Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-367-7063
  • 4. Adolph Gotlieb: Classic Paintings , Mar 01-Apr 13
    Pace Gallery — 510 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212.255.4044
  • 5. Angel Otero: Milagros , Mar 07-Apr 20
    Lehmann Maupin — 501 W. 24th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 255 2923
  • 6. Andishen Avini: Homesick , Feb 28-Apr 06
    Marianne Boesky Gallery — 509 W. 24th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-680-9889
  • 7. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, World: A Members Group Show, Mar 20-Apr 23
    Pleiadas Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 646.230.0056
  • 8. George Baselitz: Devotion , Jan 24-Mar 23
    Gagosian — 555 W. 24th Street
    Mon-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 741 1111
  • 9. #Collage Now. Analogue Collage In An Instagram Era, Feb 14-Mar 02
    Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc. — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-647-7030
  • 10. Flowers Contemporary III , Jan 19-Mar 23
    Flowers Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +(1) 212 439 1700
  • 11. Force: Observations from the Interior , Mar 28-May 04
    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts — 529 W. 20th Suite 6W
    Tue-Fri: 10-6; Sat-11-5 P: 212.366.5368
  • 12. Squeak Carnwath: Not All Black and White, Feb 21-Mar 30
    Jane Lombard Gallery — 518 W. 19th Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-6 P: 212.967.8040

Receptions

Events

Katherine Wolkoff: The Critical Zone
Benrubi Gallery
521 W. 26th Street
P. 212.888.6007
Jan 24, 6-8

Wilmer Wilson IV: Slim...you don't got the juice
Susan Inglett Gallery
522 W. 24th Street
P. 212 647 9111
Jan 31, 6-8

Markus Linnenbrink
Miles McEnery Gallery
525 W. 22nd Street
P. +1 (212) 445 0051
Feb 07, 6-8

Joyce Ellen Weinstein
Ceres Gallery New York
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-947-6100
Feb 07, 6-8

Animal Instincts
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Feb 14, 6-8

Jessica Sara Wilson: Faulty Bulb
Crush Curatorial
526 W. 26th Street
Feb 14, 6-8

James Biederman
Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-463-9666
Feb 16, 3-6

Squeak Carnwath: Not All Black and White
Jane Lombard Gallery
518 W. 19th Street
P. 212.967.8040
Feb 21, 6-8

Personal Spaces
Danese Corey
511 W. 22nd Street
P. (212) 223-2227
Feb 28, 6-8

Andishen Avini: Homesick
Marianne Boesky Gallery
509 W. 24th Street
P. 212-680-9889
Feb 28, 6-8

Sky Kim: Each One All
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
532 W. 25th Street
P. (917) 701-3338
Feb 28, 6-8

M-Ray
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212 645 2621
Feb 28, 6-8

Alfred Eisenstaedt: Portraits of the Past
Robert Mann Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. +1 (212) 989-2947
Mar 07,

Roots and Wings
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. +1-212-226-4151
Mar 07, 6-8

Grier Torrence: Back on Land
Bowery Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646-230-6655
Mar 09, 2-6

Benrubi Gallery
Valerio Spada: I Am Nothing
521 W. 26th Street
P. 212.888.6007
Mar 14,

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, World: A Members Group Show
Pleiadas Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646.230.0056
Mar 23, 3-6

La Dolce Vita
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
531 W. 25th Street
P. +1 (212) 255-9050
Mar 23, 3-5

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Mar 20 - Mar 24, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Ballet Hispánico
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Mar 26 - Mar 31, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Adam Ray
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Mar 28 7 pm
$20

The Soft Parade: A Tribute to The Doors
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 29 8:30 pm
Starts at $22

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Feb 19 - Mar 03, 8 pm
Starts at $51

Claire Chase: Density 2036, part vi
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Mar 01 - Mar 02, 8 pm
$25

Leoni Torres
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 03 8 pm
Starts at $39.50

Broadway Sings Adele
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 04 8 pm
Starts at $20

Gotham's New Talent Showcase
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Mar 04 7 pm
$14

Tierra Santa w/ Special Guests Kalvaria & El6XX
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 05 8 pm
Starts at $40

The Gotham All-Stars!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Mar 05 7:30 pm
$17

2019 Gilda's Club Westchester's Night of Laughter
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Mar 06 8 pm
$150

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Mar 06 - Mar 17, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Jake Hill & Josh A
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 06 7:30 pm
Starts at $15

Identity: Freedom
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Mar 07 - Mar 09, 8 pm
$25

Comedy Juice w/ The Daily Shows
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Mar 07 7 pm
$15

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Mar 07 6 pm - 8 pm
Free

Sauti Sol
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 08 11 pm
Starts at $27.50

J Boog
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 09 7 pm
Starts at $22

Shawn Wayans
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Mar 09 7:30 pm
Starts at $30

Rafiq Batia: Breaking English
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Mar 15 8 pm
$25

U2 Tribute: Unforgettable Fire
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 16 8 pm
Starts at $22

Jonathan McReynolds
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 20 8 pm
Starts at $22

The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 22 8 pm
Starts at $45

Miho Hatori: Salon Mondialité
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Mar 22 - Mar 23, 8 pm
$25

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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