Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this September?

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. Ian Davenport. Doubletake, Sep 08-Oct 22
    Paul Kasmin Gallery — 293 10th Avenue
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-563-4474
  • 2. Sarah Cain. Dark Matter, Sep 08-Oct 15
    Galerie Lelong — 528 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-315-0470
  • 3. Francesca Pasquali: Plastic Resonance, Sep 08-Oct 22
    Leila Heller Gallery — 568 W. 25th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212-249-7695
  • 4. Collective Exhibition: Unbound Perspectives, Aug 26-Sep 15
    Agora Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-226-4151
  • 5. Jeff Elrod. This Brutal World, Sep 09-Oct 22
    Luhring Augustine — 531 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-206-9100
  • 6. Marco Breuer. Silent Speed, Sep 08-Oct 29
    Yossi Milo Gallery — 245 10th Avenue
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-414-0370
  • 7. Tad Mike - Drawing Through: France & Poland, Sep 15-Oct 22
    Margaret Thatcher Projects — 539 W. 23rd Street
    Tue-Fri: 10-6 P: 212-675-0222
  • 8. Brian Dettmer. Dodo Data Dada, Sep 08-Oct 15
    PPOW Gallery — 535 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-647-1044
  • 9. Andy Piedilato: Recent Paintings, Sep 09-Oct 08
    Danese Corey — 511 W. 22nd Street
    Mon-Thu: 10-6; Fri: 10-3 P: 212-223-2227
  • 10. Jennie C. Jones. Amplitude, Sep 08-Oct 08
    Sikkema Jenkins & Co. — 530 W. 22nd Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-5 P: 212-929-2262
  • 11. James Bohary, Sep 08-Oct 15
    Elizabeth Harris Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-463-9666
  • 12. Paul Glabicki: The light drawing series, Sep 08-Oct 15
    Kim Foster Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-229-0044



Collective Exhibition: Unbound Perspectives
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Sep 01, 6-8

David Barnett
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Sep 01, 6-8

I’m Mark Wagner and I Approve This Message
Pavel Zoubok Gallery
531 W. 26th Street
P. 212-675-7490
Sep 08, 6-8

Jeff Elrod. This Brutal World
Luhring Augustine
531 W. 24th Street
P. 212-206-9100
Sep 08, 6-8

Marco Breuer. Silent Speed
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 10th Avenue
P. 212-414-0370
Sep 08, 6-8

Brian Dettmer. Dodo Data Dada
PPOW Gallery
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-647-1044
Sep 08, 6-8

Andy Piedilato: Recent Paintings
Danese Corey
511 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-223-2227
Sep 08, 6-8

James Bohary
Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-463-9666
Sep 08, 6-8

A Generational Vision: The Artistic Legacy of the Butcher Family
Phoenix Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. 212-226-8711
Sep 08, 6-8

Ruby Silvious. 363 Days of Tea
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-219-3183
Sep 08, 5-8

Sarah Cain. Dark Matter
Galerie Lelong
528 W. 26th Street
P. 212-315-0470
Sep 08, 6-8

Lars Fisk: MR. SOFTEE
Marlborough Chelsea
545 W. 25th Street
P. 212-463-8634
Sep 08, 6-8

Suellen Rocca. Bare Shouldered Beauty, Works from 1965 to 1969
Matthew Marks
523 W. 24th Street
P. 212-243-0200
Sep 08, 6-8

Osgemeos. Silence of the Music
Lehmann Maupin
536 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-255-2923
Sep 08, 6-8

Mitch Epstein. Rocks and Clouds
Yancey Richardson Gallery
525 W. 22nd Street
P. 646-230-9610
Sep 08, 6-8

Lynda Benglis: New Work
Cheim & Read
547 W. 25th Street
P. 212-242-7727
Sep 08, 6-8

Meleko Mokgosi. Democratic Intuition
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 W. 20th Street
P. 212-645-1701
Sep 08, 6-8

Francesca Pasquali: Plastic Resonance
Leila Heller Gallery
568 W. 25th Street
P. 212-249-7695
Sep 08, 6-8

Victor Burgin: Midwest
Cristin Tierney Gallery
540 W. 28th Street
P. 212-594-0550
Sep 08, 6-8

Hamish Fulton. Walking Artist
Josée Bienvenu Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-206-7990
Sep 08, 6-8

Robert Polidori. Ecophilia/Chronostasis
Paul Kasmin Gallery
515 W. 27th Street
P. 212-563-4474
Sep 08, 6-8

Jonathan Gardner
Casey Kaplan Gallery
121 W. 27th Street
P. 212-645-7335
Sep 08, 6-8

Julian Charriere. Freeze, Memory
Sean Kelly Gallery
475 10th Avenue
P. 212-239-1181
Sep 10, 6-8

Yojiro Imasaka. Blue Bayou
Miyako Yoshinaga
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-268-7132
Sep 15, 6-8

Power to the People: The Black Panthers in Photographs by Stephen Shames and Graphics by Emory Douglas
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-966-3978
Sep 16, 6-8

Georg Baselitz. Jumping Over My Shadow
Gagosian Gallery
522 W. 21st Street
P. 212-741-1717
Sep 20, 6-8

Collective Exhibition: Interpretive Realms
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Sep 22, 6-8

Solo Exhibition: Ardian Tragaj
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Sep 22, 6-8

Ugo Rondinone: the sun at 4pm
Gladstone Gallery
530 W. 21st Street
P. 212-206-7606
Sep 22, 6-8

Higgins: Season Finale
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Sep 02 10:30pm

Women & Men: Rush Hour
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Sep 03 9pm

Labor Day Sunday Extravaganza
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 04 10pm
$10 - $25

Katherine Hubbard: Bring your own lights
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Sep 08 - Oct 22, Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm

The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 09 9:30-11pm

Electronic Literature Organization
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Sep 10 1-6pm

The Diversity Show (The Vintage Lounge)
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 10 7pm

An International Retro-World-Jazz Brunch Celebration feat. The DoDo Orchestra
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 11 12:30pm
$22 - $30

The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 12 11:30-12:30pm

New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Sep 15 - Sep 17, 7:30pm
Start at $22

Emily Sundblad: Dichterliebe/Divine Bitches
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Sep 16 - Sep 17, 8pm

Liquid Courage
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Sep 16 11:59pm

God Is An Astronaut
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 17 7:30pm
Start at $20

The Mixtape Comedy Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 18 8pm

The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 21 7-8:30pm

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Sep 22 6-8pm

Ieva Miseviciute: Tongue PhD
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Sep 23 - Sep 24, 8pm

New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Sep 24 7:30pm
Start at $22

Martha Rosler
Dia Art Foundation, 535 W. 22nd Street
Sep 27 6:30pm

NY Quadrille
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Sep 27 - Oct 09, Tue-Wed: 7:30; Thu-Fri: 8; Sat: 2&8; Sun: 2&7:30
Start at $35

New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Sep 28 - Oct 01, 7:30pm
Start at $15

New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Sep 30 - Oct 01, 8pm
Start at $30

NYAACF Presents: Legends of Arab Comedy
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 30 8pm

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

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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