Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this February?

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. nextactART: Visions and Voices, Feb 13-Mar 11
    Carter Burden Gallery — 548 W. 28th Street
    Tues-Fri: 11-5, Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 564-8405
  • 2. The Blues, Jan 28-Feb 22
    The Painting Center — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 343-1060
  • 3. Winter Group Show , Jan 09-Feb 22
    Sundaram Tagore Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1-212-677-4520
  • 4. Tsibi Geva: Substrata, Jan 09-Feb 15
    Albertz Benda — 515 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: (212) 244-2579
  • 5. Betty Parsons, Feb 26-Apr 04
    Alexander Gray Associates — 510 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 399 2636
  • 6. Nigel Cooke: New Paintings, Jan 31-Feb 29
    PACE Gallery — 540 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 421 3292
  • 7. Arthur Kvarnstrom and New Artists, Jan 28-Feb 22
    Prince Street Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 646.230.0246
  • 8. Abstraction: Hot and Cool , Jan 17-Feb 22
    Danese/Corey — 511 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: (212) 223-2227
  • 9. William Cordova, Jan 23-Feb 29
    Sikkema & Jenkins & Co. — 530 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212 929 2262
  • 10. The Responsive Eye Revisited: Then, Now, and In-Between, Jan 14-Feb 15
    Miles McEnery Gallery — 520 W. 21st Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 (212) 445 0051
  • 11. Ana Tiscornia: Left, Right, and Center, Jan 25-Feb 22
    Josée Bienvenu Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212 206 7990
  • 12. Debra Smith: Seeking Balance , Jan 09-Feb 15
    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-6 P: 212.366.5368

Receptions

Events

Jessica Stoller: Spread
PPOW Gallery | New York
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212 264 1044
Jan 09, 6-8

Juan Cortes: The View from Nowhere
Nohra Haime Gallery
500 W. 21st Street
P. 212.888.3550
Jan 16, 6-8

Estate of Roy Colmer
Lisson Gallery
504 W. 24th Street
P. +1 212 505 6431
Jan 16, 6-8

Homebody: New Prints 2020/Winter
International Print Center New York
508 W. 26th Street
P. 212-989-5090
Jan 16, 6-8

Vernacular Woman
Ricco/Maresca
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212.627.4819
Jan 17, 6:30-9:30

Alma Allen
Kasmin Gallery
509 W. 27th Street
P. +1 212 563 4474
Jan 23, 6-8

KangHee Kim: Dreamer
Benrubi Gallery
521 W. 26th Street
P. 212.888.6007
Jan 23, 6-8

Auguries Of Innocence
Fredericks & Freiser Gallery
536 W. 24th Street
P. 212 633 6555
Jan 23, 6-8

Gladys Nilsson: Honk! Fifty Years of Painting
Matthew Marks Gallery
523 W. 24th Street
P. 212-243-0200
Jan 30, 6-8

Tara Lewis: Hell Yes!
Lyons Wier Gallery
542 W. 24th Street
P. +1.212.242.6220
Jan 30, 6-8

Gladys Nilsson: Honk! Fifty Years Of Painting
Garth Greenan Gallery
545 W. 20th Street
P. 212.929.1351
Jan 30, 6-8

John Goodrich Recent Paintings: Descending Light
Bowery Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646.230.6655
Jan 30, 5-8

The Blues
The Painting Center
547 W. 27th Street
P. (212) 343-1060
Jan 30, 6-8

William Cordova
Sikkema & Jenkins & Co.
530 W. 22nd Street
P. 212 929 2262
Jan 30, 6-8

Arthur Kvarnstrom and New Artists
Prince Street Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646.230.0246
Feb 01, 3-6

nextactART: Visions and Voices
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Feb 13, 6-8

Betty Parsons
Alexander Gray Associates
510 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212 399 2636
Feb 27, 6-8

Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Feb 04 - Feb 09, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $10

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 05 8 pm
$15

Raja Feather Kelly
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Feb 06 7: 30 pm
Starts at $12

Always Happy Video Comedy Bop
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Feb 07 7 pm
$11.5

Dzul Dance: The Last Mayan King
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Feb 07 - Feb 08, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $15

Truth to Power
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 08 2 pm
Free

Oscar Watch 2020
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Feb 09 8 pm
$9

Fred Astaire Midtown
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Feb 09 7 pm
Starts at $15

The Science of Miracles
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 10 7 pm
$35

The Science of Miracles
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 10 7 pm
$35

Broadway's Night Out
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Feb 10 7 pm
$9

Che Malambo
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Feb 11 - Feb 16, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $10

Michael Lenoci
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 11 7 pm
$20

Alexandra Chasin and Zishan Ugurlu
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Feb 13 - Feb 15, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $15

‘Chris and Mike’s Big Adventure’
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Feb 13 7 pm
$11

Improvised Hugging Your Friends
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Feb 14 7 pm
$13

In A World: The Dating Show
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Feb 15 7 pm
$13.44

A Cocktail Party Social Experiment
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Feb 17 6 pm
$22.40

Dean Edwards
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 18 8 pm
Starts at $28

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Feb 18 - Feb 23, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $10

Mindful Connections
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 21 2 pm
Free

Baby Rose
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Feb 22 7 pm
$21.80

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE 35th Anniversary Kick Off Event
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Feb 26 7: 30 pm
Starts at $350

The Chris and Paul Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 27 7: 30 pm
$22

Can Time Heal Anything?
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 29 3 pm
$28

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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