Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this March?

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. Sarah Braman. You Are Everything, Mar 10-Apr 16
    Mitchell-Innes & Nash — 534 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-744-7400
  • 2. Al Held. Black and White Paintings, Feb 18-Mar 26
    Cheim & Read — 547 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-242-7727
  • 3. Afruz Amighi: Night Paintings, Feb 18-Mar 26
    Leila Heller Gallery — 568 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-249-7695
  • 4. Shara Hughes. Trips I've Never Been On , Feb 11-Mar 12
    Marlborough Chelsea — 545 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-5:30 P: 212-463-8634
  • 5. Small Works: More or Less, Feb 18-Apr 02
    Nancy Margolis Gallery — 523 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-242-3013
  • 6. Susan Dory. Motherlode, Jan 28-Mar 05
    Winston Wachter Fine Art — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-2718
  • 7. Qiu Xiaofei. Double Pendulum, Mar 11-Apr 23
    Pace Gallery — 510 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-4044
  • 8. Roddy Wildeman. Intarsia Artefactos, Feb 25-Mar 26
    Jonathan LeVine Gallery — 557C W. 23rd Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-243-3822
  • 9. Amy Sillman. Stuff Change, Feb 04-Mar 12
    Sikkema Jenkins & Co. — 530 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-929-2262
  • 10. Come in From The Cold, Feb 04-Mar 19
    Kim Foster Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-229-0044

Receptions

Events

Aida Muluneh. The World Is 9
David Krut Projects
526 W. 26th Street
P. 212-255-3094
Mar 03, 6-8

Patti Smith. Eighteen Stations
Robert Miller Gallery
524 W. 26th Street
P. 212-366-4774
Mar 03, 6-8

Chris McCaw. Direct Positive
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 10th Avenue
P. 212-414-0370
Mar 04, 6-8

Collective Exhibition: From Here to There
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Mar 10, 6-8

Hernan Bas. Bright Young Things
Lehmann Maupin
536 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-255-2923
Mar 10, 6-8

Tiffany Bozic. The Animal in Us
Joshua Liner Gallery
540 W. 28th Street
P. 212-244-7415
Mar 17, 6-8

Bob Tomlinson. Fragments of Myth
Viridian Artists
548 W. 28th Street
P. 212-414-4040
Mar 17, 5-8

The Gotham All-Stars with Yannis Pappas, Christian Finnegan, Hadiyah Robinson & more!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Mar 01 7:30pm
$15.00

Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo, Bruce Levingston
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Mar 02 - Mar 06, Wed: 7:30pm; Thu: 8pm; Fri: 8pm; Sat: 2pm & 8pm; Sun: 2pm
Start at $10

SCOPE New York 2016
SCOPE New York, 639 W. 46th Street
Mar 03 - Mar 06, Opening Thu: 18-22pm; Fri-Sun: 11am–8pm
$25-$150

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Mar 10 6-8pm
Free

Andrew Ondrejcak: Elijah Green
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Mar 10 - Mar 19, March 10–12 and 17–19 at 8pm
$20

K2 LOUNGE - DJ Edley
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Mar 11 6-10pm
Free

Amor Brujo Postmoderno. University of North Carolina School of the Arts
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Mar 13 7:30pm
$25

Hong Kong Ballet
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Mar 15 - Mar 20, Tue: 7:30pm; Wed: 7:30pm; Thu: 8pm; Fri: 8pm; Sat: 2pm & 8pm; Sun: 2pm
Start at $10

Lia Gangitano - Artists On Art
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Mar 18 6:15-7pm
Free

Broadway Classics Jazz & Blues Brunch (feat. Beverly Taki)
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 20 12:30pm
$22 - $30

Kids n' Comedy Show!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Mar 20 1pm
$15.00

Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Mar 22 - Mar 27, Tue: 7:30pm; Wed: 7:30pm; Thu: 8pm; Fri: 8pm; Sat: 2pm & 8pm; Sun: 2pm
Start at $10

Trump Dump: President Luxury
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Mar 23 9:30pm
$5.00

DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps: Extra Shapes
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Mar 25 - Mar 29, March 25, 28, 29 at 8pm; March 26 at 5pm and 8pm
$15

Hiroshima, Mon Amour: Cabaret Drama
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Mar 25 9:30-11pm
$10

Live Ideas: Films by Maha Maamoun & Larissa Sansour
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Mar 26 2pm
Start at $10

The Music of Edith Piaf (Brunch Special feat. Yael & Gabriel)
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Mar 27 12:30pm
$22 - $30

ComedyJuice
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Mar 29 9:30pm
$15.00

Adham Hafez Company. Live Ideas: 2065 BC
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Mar 30 - Apr 02, 7:30pm
Start at $15

First Day Off In a Long Time
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Mar 30 8pm
$5.00

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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