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. Samuel Levi Jones: Burning All Illusion, Dec 08-Jan 28
    Galerie Lelong — 528 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-315-0470
  • 2. Jeff Depner, Jan 12-Feb 18
    Nancy Margolis Gallery — 523 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-242-3013
  • 3. Betsy Eby. Beyond Measure, Jan 12-Feb 18
    Winston Wächter Fine Art — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-2718
  • 4. Kaleidoscope of the Mind, Dec 29-Jan 18
    Agora Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-226-4151
  • 5. James Siena. Drawing, Jan 12-Feb 11
    Pace Gallery — 537 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-421-3292
  • 6. Roy Colmer, Jan 13-Feb 18
    Lisson Gallery — 504 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-505-6431
  • 7. Eric Aho: Inflection Point, Jan 05-Feb 04
    DC Moore Gallery — 535 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-247-2111
  • 8. Fredrik Vaerslev. Merman, Jan 07-Feb 11
    Andrew Kreps Gallery — 537 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-741-8849
  • 9. Lee Bul, Jan 12-Feb 11
    Lehmann Maupin — 536 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-2923
  • 10. Dan Walsh, Jan 05-Feb 04
    Paula Cooper Gallery — 534 W. 21st Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-1105
  • 11. Yun Hyong-keun, Jan 14-Feb 18
    David Zwirner — 537 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-727-2070
  • 12. Ivan Morley, Jan 12-Feb 18
    Bortolami Gallery — 520 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-727–2050

Receptions

Events

Enigmatic Realms
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Dec 29, 6-8

Kaleidoscope of the Mind
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Dec 29, 6-8

Ref•er•enced
Danese/Corey
511 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-223-2227
Jan 05, 6-8

Randy Dudley
Ameringer McEnery Yohe
525 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-445-0051
Jan 05, 6-8

David Schorr. Flying Carpets
Ryan Lee Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-397-0742
Jan 05, 6-8

Dan Walsh
Paula Cooper Gallery
534 W. 21st Street
P. 212-255-1105
Jan 05, 6-8

Liz Glynn
Paula Cooper Gallery
534 W. 21st Street
P. 212-255-1105
Jan 07, 6-8

Fredrik Vaerslev. Merman
Andrew Kreps Gallery
537 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-741-8849
Jan 07, 6-8

Jeff Depner
Nancy Margolis Gallery
523 W. 25th Street
P. 212-242-3013
Jan 12, 6-8

Lee Bul
Lehmann Maupin
536 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-255-2923
Jan 12, 6-8

Eric Aho: Inflection Point
DC Moore Gallery
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-247-2111
Jan 12, 6-8

Martha Walker: Turning Inward
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-647-7030
Jan 12, 6-8

Betsy Eby. Beyond Measure
Winston Wächter Fine Art
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-255-2718
Jan 12, 6-8

James Siena. Drawing
Pace Gallery
537 W. 24th Street
P. 212-421-3292
Jan 12, 6-8

Diego Perrone
Casey Kaplan
121 W. 27th Street
P. 212-645-7335
Jan 12, 6-8

Jimmy DeSana: Late Work
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-966-3978
Jan 13, 6-8

Peter Campus: Circa 1987
Cristin Tierney Gallery
540 W. 28th Street
P. 212-594-0550
Jan 19, 6-8

Monochrome
Bruce Silverstein
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-627-3930
Jan 20, 6-8

Asymmetrical Response
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jan 11 - Feb 18, 6-8pm
Free

BODYTRAFFIC
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 18 - Jan 22, 7:30pm
Start at $10

Kids n' Comedy Show!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 22 1pm
$15

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 24 - Feb 05, 7:30pm
Start at $10

KIMBERLY BROWN. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 25 1:00-11:45pm
$15

Slavic Goddesses—A Wreath of Ceremonies
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jan 26 - Jan 28, 8pm
$20

Gotham's New Talent Showcase
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 31 7pm
$12

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Dec 29 6-8pm
Free

The Gotham All-Stars with Bill Dawes, Marion Grodin & more!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 01 8pm
Start at $15

WHIPLASH
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Jan 02 11pm
Free

American Dance Platform
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 03 - Jan 08, 7:30pm
Start at $10

SPIRAL MUSIC
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 04 6-9pm
Free

See You In Hell
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Jan 07 11:59pm
$7

FLORAL FESTIVITIES
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 08 1-4pm
Free

La Mélancolie des dragons
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jan 10 - Jan 14, 8pm
$25

L-E-V
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 11 - Jan 15, 7:30pm
Start at $10

LOST HIGHWAY - CABARET CINEMA
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 13 9:30-11:59pm
$10

Menage a Trois Radio After Dark
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Jan 14 11:59pm
$7

Liquid Courage
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Jan 20 11:59pm
Free

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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