Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this April?

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. Lee Mullican: Cosmic Theater, Mar 07-Apr 20
    James Cohan Gallery — 533 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212.714.9500
  • 2. Martha Armstrong at Bowery Gallery, Mar 26-Apr 20
    Bowery Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6
  • 3. Diana Copperwhite, Apr 29-Jun 01
    532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel — 532 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Fri: 11-6, Sat: 12-5 P: +1.917.701.3338
  • 4. Andisheh Avini: Homesick, Feb 28-Apr 06
    Marianne Boesky Gallery — 509 W. 24th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-680-9889
  • 5. Within Cells Interlinked Evan Robarts, Feb 28-Apr 13
    Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery — 505 W. 24th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212 243 8830
  • 6. Shane Walsh: Every Day is Friday, Apr 04-May 11
    Asya Geisberg Gallery — 537B W. 23rd Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212 - 675 - 7525
  • 7. Lorna Simpson: Darkening, Apr 25-Jul 26
    Hauser & Wirth — 548 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 790 3900
  • 8. Living Large: Big Paintings From The Allan Stone Collection, Apr 04-May 11
    Allan Stone Projects — 535 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-5 P: 212.987.4997
  • 9. Wolf Khan , Mar 14-Apr 13
    Miles McEnery Gallery — 525 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 (212) 445-0051
  • 10. Jasper Johns: Recent Paintings & Works on Paper, Feb 09-Apr 06
    Mathew Marks Gallery — 522 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212 243 0200
  • 11. Johanna Calle: The Absence , Mar 07-Apr 13
    Josée Bienvenu Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212 206 7990
  • 12. Margaret Evangeline: The Otherness of Objects , Mar 28-May 04
    Kim Foster Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 229-0044

Receptions

Events

Jasper Johns: Recent Paintings & Works on Paper
Mathew Marks Gallery
522 W. 22nd Street
P. 212 243 0200
Feb 08, 6-8

Johanna Calle: The Absence
Josée Bienvenu Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212 206 7990
Mar 08, 6-8

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

Barthélémy Toguo: Urban Requiem
Galerie Lelong & Co.
528 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212.315.0470
Mar 15, 6-8

Alexandra Pacula: Megacity
Gallery Henoch
555 W. 25th Street
P. 917.305.0003
Mar 21, 6-8

Being Still/Still Being: Etta Ehrlich and Alan Neider
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Mar 21, 6-8

Martha Armstrong at Bowery Gallery
Bowery Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
Mar 28, 5-8

Lucy + Jorge Orta Potential Architecture
Jane Lombard Gallery
518 W. 19th Street
P. 212.967.8040
Apr 04, 6-8

Artexpo New York
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. +1-212-226-4151
Apr 05, 6-8

20th Anniversary Show –Part I (Photography)
Miyako Yoshinaga
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212 268 7132
Apr 06, 4-6

Living Large: Big Paintings From The Allan Stone Collection
Allan Stone Projects
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212.987.4997
Apr 11, 6-8

Beyond Boundaries: LensCulture Discoveries in Contemporary Photography
Aperture Foundation
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212.505.5555
Apr 25, 6-8:30

New Talent Showcase
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 01 7 pm
$14

Comedy Juice w/ SNL's Darrell Hammond, 2 Dope Queen's Phoebe Robinson & More!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 02 9:30 pm
Starts at $50

Martha Graham Dance Company
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Apr 02 - Apr 14, 7:30 pm
Starts at $51

Aohni: Love
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Apr 03 - May 12, 11 am - 6 pm
Free

The Gotham All-Stars Live Taping Hosted by Yannis Pappas
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 04 10 pm
$17

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Apr 05 6-8 pm
Free

Gotham Comedy Live All-Stars
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 05 8 pm
Starts at $28

Bottles of Laughs
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 05 7 pm
$15

Dance and Process
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Apr 05 - Apr 06, 8 pm
$15

Comedy Juice (The Vintage Lounge) w/ VH1's Chris Millhouse, Colbert's Samantha Ruddy, Comedy Central Ian Fidance, & More!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 05 9 pm
$22

Glass Half Full Comedy: Up Beat Comedy for Down Beat Times
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 06 10:45 pm
$15

The SlobberKnocker Sessions
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 06 12:15 pm
Starts at $35

American Comedy Institute Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 07 6 pm
$12

The Kitchen L.A.B
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Apr 08 6:30 pm
Free

MATA: 21st Festival of New Music
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Apr 11 - Apr 13, 8 pm
$25

Comedians on the Loose
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 12 7 pm
$15

The Diversity Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 13 10:45 pm
$15

Jared Freid
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 13 8 pm
Starts at $28

Lil Tracy
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Apr 14 8 pm
Starts at $25

Comedy Classes: The Stepping Stones to Stand-Up Comedy
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 14 12 pm
$375

Underground Comedy (The Vintage Lounge)
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Apr 16 8 pm
$12

Merce Cunningham Celebration
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Apr 17 - Apr 21, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Studio Company
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Apr 24 - Apr 27, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Wadada Leo Smith's Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Apr 26 - Apr 28, 8 pm
$35

Attractor
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Apr 29 - May 01, 7:30 pm
Starts 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.

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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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