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

Jeremy Everett, Held Up By Columns, 2011. Courtesy Andrew Edlin Gallery.
  • 1. Lines, Forms, Substance: Joan Mellon and Sumayyah Samaha, Sep 12-Oct 09
    Carter Burden Gallery — 548 W. 28th Street
    Tues-Fri: 11-5 P: (212) 564-8405
  • 2. William LaChance: Strolling Astronomer, Sep 05-Oct 05
    Joshua Liner Gallery — 540 W. 28th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 244-7415
  • 3. Night Vision(s), Sep 03-Oct 21
    Atlantic Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 12-6; Thu: 12-8 P: (212) 219 3183
  • 4. Samuel Levi Jones: Mass Awakening , Sep 05-Oct 12
    Galerie Lelong & Co. — 528 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212.315.0470
  • 5. Teresa Burga , Sep 05-Oct 12
    Alexander Gray Associates — 510 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 399 2636
  • 6. Kamini Avril, Sep 03-Sep 28
    Bowery Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 646.230.6655
  • 7. Miklos Pogany: Ancient Shadows , Sep 06-Oct 05
    Danese/Corey — 511 W. 22nd Street
    Mon-Thu: 10-6: Fri. 10-4 P: (212) 223-2227
  • 8. Marco Maggi INITIALISM (From Obscurantism to Enlightenment) , Sep 12-Nov 16
    Josée Bienvenu Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212 206 7990
  • 9. Tiffany Chung: Passage of Time , Sep 12-Nov 02
    Tyler Rollins Fine Art — 529 W. 20th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: +1 212 229 9100
  • 10. Deborah Zlotsky : Now and Later, Sep 12-Oct 19
    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts — 529 W. 20th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212.366.5368
  • 11. William T. Williams: Recent Paintings , Sep 06-Nov 09
    Michael Rosenfeld Gallery — 100 Eleventh Avenue
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212.247.0082
  • 12. Sarah Dwyer Tink , Sep 12-Oct 19
    Jane Lombard Gallery — 518 W. 19th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-5 P: 212.967.8040

Receptions

Events

Marlon Portales : The Voyeur
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
532 W. 25th Street
P. +1 917 701 3338
Sep 05, 6-8

Night Vision(s)
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. (212) 219 3183
Sep 05, 5:30-8:00

Samuel Levi Jones: Mass Awakening
Galerie Lelong & Co.
528 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212.315.0470
Sep 05, 6-8

Teresa Burga
Alexander Gray Associates
510 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212 399 2636
Sep 05, 6-8

Miklos Pogany: Ancient Shadows
Danese/Corey
511 W. 22nd Street
P. (212) 223-2227
Sep 05, 6-8

Roy DeCarava : Light Break
David Zwirner
533 W. 19th Street
Sep 05, 6-8

William T. Williams: Recent Paintings
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
100 Eleventh Avenue
P. 212.247.0082
Sep 05, 6-8

Alex Prager : Play the Wind
Lehmann Maupin
536 W. 22nd Street
P. +1 212 255 2923
Sep 05, 6-8

Sangbin IM AI/IM
Ryan Lee Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212 397 0742
Sep 05, 6-8

Jenna Gribbon: When I Looked At You The Light Changed
Fredericks & Freiser Gallery
536 W. 24th Street
P. 212 633 6555
Sep 05, 6-8

Lines, Forms, Substance: Joan Mellon and Sumayyah Samaha
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Sep 12, 6-8

Christian Marclay
Paula Cooper Gallery
524 W. 26th Street
P. 212.255.1105
Sep 12, 6-8

Mikiko Hara: Kyrie
Miyako Yoshinaga
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212 268 7132
Sep 12, 6-8

Michiko Kon: Cannibal Feast
Robert Mann Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. +1 (212) 989-7600
Sep 12, 6-8

Erica Rosenfeld
Heller Gallery
303 10th Avenue
P. 212 - 414 - 4014
Sep 12, 6-8

Ritsue Mishima : Lumina
Luhring Augustine
531 W. 24th Street
P. 212.206.9100
Sep 12, 6-8

Marco Maggi INITIALISM (From Obscurantism to Enlightenment)
Josée Bienvenu Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212 206 7990
Sep 12, 6-8

Gary Hume: Destroyed School Paintings
Mathew Marks Gallery
522 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-243-0200
Sep 12, 6-8

Sarah Dwyer Tink
Jane Lombard Gallery
518 W. 19th Street
P. 212.967.8040
Sep 12, 6-8

Fall Equinox: A Collective Exhibition
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. +1-212-226-4151
Sep 19, 6-8

So & So Orchestra
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Sep 05 8 pm
$25

Becoming Nobody: Film Premiere
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 06 9:30 pm
$23

American Comedy Institute Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 07 5 pm
$12

Comedy Classes: The Stepping Stones to Stand-Up Comedy
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 08 12 pm
$375

The Friendship Club Presents: Sounding Smart
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Sep 08 6 pm
$7

Musical Megawatt: Kittyhawk & Warm Blooded
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Sep 10 7 pm
$7

Sharon Salzberg: Mindlfulness Meditation
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 11 1 pm
$19

Beers: An Improvised Sitcom
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Sep 12 9 pm
$9

Sarah Jones: Sell / Buy / Date
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Sep 12 - Sep 21, 7:30 pm
Starts at $25

Step Right Up
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Sep 13 7:30 pm
$22

TAD Talks
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Sep 13 - Sep 27, 8 pm
$12

The Lady Jam
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Sep 17 6 pm
Free

Rubberband
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Agora Gallery Reception : Fall Equinox : A Collective Exhibition
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Sep 19 6 pm
Free

Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic: Five SFMOMA Prints
New York Live Arts Lobby, 219 W. 19th Street
Sep 19 6 pm
Free

The Law Firm: Law and Disorder
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Sep 20 10:30 pm
$14

Toko Telo
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Sep 20 7 pm
$38.50

What? W/ Becca & Celenia
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Sep 22 7 pm
$10

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas: Fase
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Sep 24 - Sep 28, 7:30 pm
$35

Ayodele Casel + Arturo O’Farrill
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Sep 24 - Sep 29, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Found: An Immersive Theatrical Experience
The Cell, 338 W. 23rd Street
Sep 25 6 pm
$25

What It's Like To Be A Bat/Whale Songs
The Pit Striker 123 E. 24th Street
Sep 25 9 pm
$10

Classically Exposed: Ji in and Wayne Weng
The Cell, 338 W. 23rd Street
Sep 27 7:30 pm
$20

Betty: Naked Soul
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 27 7 pm
Starts at $30

Gotham's New Talent Showcase
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 30 9:30 pm
$14

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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