Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this July?

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. Francisco Ugarte: Three Lines, One Square, Jun 01-Jul 07
    Cristin Tierney — 540 W. 28th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-594-0550
  • 2. Connections II, Jul 11-Jul 29
    Atlantic Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tue-Sat: 12-6; Thu: 12-8 P: 212-219-3183
  • 3. Grupo Frente, Jun 22-Aug 05
    Galerie Lelong — 528 W. 26th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212-315-0470
  • 4. The Horizontal, Jul 06-Aug 31
    Cheim & Read — 547 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-242-7727
  • 5. Gallery Artists Part XIV, Jun 22-Aug 17
    Walter Wickiser Gallery — 210 11th Avenue
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-941-1817
  • 6. Sensorial Realities, Jul 05-Jul 25
    Agora Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-226-4151
  • 7. Aspects of Abstraction, Jun 23-Aug 11
    Lisson Gallery — 504 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-505-6431
  • 8. Nari Ward. TILL, LIT, Jun 02-Aug 25
    Lehmann Maupin — 536 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-2923
  • 9. Art Green: Full Nelson, Jun 08-Jul 28
    Garth Greenan Gallery — 545 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-929-1351
  • 10. Summer Renewal, Jun 01-Jul 29
    Kim Foster Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-229-0044

Receptions

Events

Kimo Nelson: From River to Rim
Danese/Corey
511 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-223-2227
Jul 06, 6-8

Sensorial Realities
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Jul 06, 6-8

Connections II
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-219-3183
Jul 13, 5:30-8:30

Julie Speidel. Continuities
Winston Wächter Fine Art
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-255-2718
Jul 13, 6-8

YAEL ACHER-MODIANO
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jul 05 6-9pm
Free

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Jul 06 6-8pm
Free

APOCALYPSE NOW
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jul 07 9:30-11:45pm
$10

Art21 premiere with Aki Sasamoto
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jul 08 5:30pm
Free

VIRTUAL WORLDS
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jul 10 2-5pm
Free

Xavier Rudd
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jul 10 8pm
$30

Michael Zwack Memorial
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jul 11 7pm
Free

Judd Apatow
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jul 13 9:30pm
$25

King Lil G
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jul 14 8pm
$20-$55

Na'im Lynn
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jul 14 8pm
$26

INSTRUMENTS OF OUR OWN
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jul 16 1-4pm
Free

Emery LeCrone DANCE
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jul 18 - Jul 20, 7:30pm
Start at $10

DragonForce
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jul 20 8:30pm
$20

Liquid Courage
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Jul 21 11:59pm
Free

Claudia Schreier & Company
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jul 21 - Jul 22, 8pm
Start at $10

Brent Morin
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jul 21 10pm
$26

Cirio Collective
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jul 23 - Jul 24, 7:30pm
Start at $10

Gemma Bond
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jul 25 - Jul 26, 7:30pm
Start at $10

Amy Seiwert's Imagery
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jul 27 - Jul 29, 8pm
Start at $10

All In Favor. Gersenality
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Jul 28 7:30pm
$12

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.

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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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