Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this June?

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. Encaustic Entanglements: Wo Schiffman, May 14-Jun 01
    Atlantic Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 12-6; Thu: 12-8 P: (212) 219 3183
  • 2. 20th Anniversary Show: Part II , May 02-Jun 08
    Miyako Yoshinaga — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212 268 7132
  • 3. James Nares Monuments, May 10-Jun 22
    Kasmin Gallery — 509 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 563 4474
  • 4. Etel Adnan, Ione Saldanha & Carolee Schneemann Of the Self and of the Other, Jun 28-Aug 03
    Galerie Lelong & Co. — 528 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212.315.0470
  • 5. Elias Sime: Noiseless, Apr 27-Jun 29
    James Cohan Gallery — 533 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212.714.9500
  • 6. Pulled in Brooklyn , Apr 04-Jun 15
    International Print Center New York — 508 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-989-5090
  • 7. Lien Troung: In The Shadow of a Vessel, Jun 06-Jul 02
    532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel — 532 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Fri: 11-6, Sat: 12-5 P: (917) 701-3338
  • 8. Anonymous Vernacular Jose Parla, Apr 25-Jun 29
    Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery — 505 W. 24th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212 243 8830
  • 9. Domenick Turturro: Works on Paper, May 16-Jun 29
    Allan Stone Projects — 535 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-5 P: 212.987.4997
  • 10. David Allan Peters , May 30-Jul 06
    Miles McEnery Gallery — 525 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 1 (212) 445-0051
  • 11. Tim Rollins and K.O.S, Apr 18-Jun 15
    Lehmann Maupin — 536 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 255 2923
  • 12. Fran Shalom: The Pause that Refreshes, May 09-Jun 15
    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-6 P: 212.366.5368

Receptions

Events

Tim Rollins and K.O.S
Lehmann Maupin
536 W. 22nd Street
P. +1 212 255 2923
Apr 18, 6-8

Christina de Miguel: New Paintings
Fredericks & Freiser Gallery
536 W. 24th Street
P. 212 633 6555
Apr 25, 6-8

Elias Sime: Noiseless
James Cohan Gallery
533 W. 26th Street
P. 212.714.9500
Apr 27, 6-8

Jeff Wall
Gagosian
522 W. 21st Street
P. +1 212 741 1717
Apr 30, 6-8

Ecotone
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 10th Avenue
P. 212-414-0370
May 02, 6-8

Rock, Paper, Scissors
C24 Gallery
560 W. 24th Street
P. +1 (646) 416 6300
May 09, 6-8

Chip Hooper: From the Edge
Robert Mann Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-989-7600
May 09,

Encaustic Entanglements: Wo Schiffman
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. (212) 219 3183
May 16, 6-8

Claudette Schreuders: In the Bedroom
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 W. 20th Street
P. 212-645-7335
May 16, 6-8

Ann Shostrom: The Rising
Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212 463 9666
May 18, 3-6

Esmé Thompson
Bowery Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646.230.6655
May 23, 5-8

Matthew Craven
Asya Geisberg Gallery
537B W. 23rd Street
P. 212 - 675 - 7525
May 24, 6-8

Works by Cati Bestard, Alina Tenser, and Almond Zigmund
Crush Curatorial
526 W. 26th Street
May 26, 4-8

David Allan Peters
Miles McEnery Gallery
525 W. 22nd Street
P. 1 (212) 445-0051
May 30, 5:30-7:30 pm

Alex Bernstein
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212 645 2621
May 30, 6-8

Paper Works: Elisabeth Jacobsen & Susan Skoorka
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Jun 06, 6-8

Enlightenment, Delight, And Wonder
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. +1-212-226-4151
Jun 06, 6-8

Illumination
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. +1-212-226-4151
Jun 06, 6-8

The Unusual Suspects: A View of Abstraction
DC Moore Gallery
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212 247 2111
Jun 13, 6-8

Anne-Karin Furunes: Together but Apart
Ryan Lee Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212.397.0742
Jun 19, 6-8

Etel Adnan, Ione Saldanha & Carolee Schneemann Of the Self and of the Other
Galerie Lelong & Co.
528 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212.315.0470
Jun 28, 6-8

Always,Already,Haunting,"disss-co," Haunt
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
May 24 - Jun 16, 7:30 pm
Free

Limón Dance Company
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
May 29 - Jun 02, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Chelsea Farmers Market
Down to Earth Chelsea Farmers Market W. 23rd Street
Jun 01 9 am
Free

Murdered by The Mob-Dinner Show/Party,Comedy,Murder Mystery
Murdered by the Mob 141 W. 38th Street
Jun 01 7 pm
Starts at $115

Kristín Anna: I Must Be The Devil
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jun 02 8 pm
$20

Screening and Conversation: Praise House (1991)
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jun 03 7: 30 pm
$10

The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Jun 05 7 pm
$ 20

Ballet Tech Kids Dance
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jun 06 - Jun 09, 7 pm
Starts at $26

Agora Gallery Reception : Illumination
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Jun 06 6 pm
Free

Agora Gallery Reception : Enlightenment, Delight, & Wonder
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Jun 06 6 pm
Free

The Diversity Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jun 08 10:45 pm
$15

HappySlip
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jun 09 6 pm
Starts at $25

Open Mic Night @ Prohibition
Prohibition 57 W. 84th Street
Jun 10 - Jun 11, 9:00 pm
Free

Updating
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Jun 11 7 pm
$15

Pilobolus
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jun 11 - Jun 29, 7:30 pm
Starts at $51

Achilles Comedy Night
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jun 12 7 pm
$50

James Hunter Six - MOVED TO THE CUTTING ROOM
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jun 15 7: 30 pm
Starts at $35

Visa On Arrival
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Jun 22 11 pm
$11

Celebratory Cups
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jun 23 1 pm
Free

Agora Gallery Reception : Summer Idyll
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Jun 27 6 pm
Free

Snehasish Mozumder: Rhythms of India
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jun 28 7 pm
$30

K2 Lounge: DJ Roshni Samlal
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jun 28 6 pm
Free

Chelsea Summer Kick Off
Soccer Field at Chelsea Park 450 W. 27th Street
Jun 30 1 pm
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.

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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