Mark May 21st & 22nd in your calendars to come check out the L.I.C. Arts Open.Walk, cycle or roll through the neighborhood and come see art, dance, theater and music. It will be an incredible weekend on the streets of LIC.

I will have more specific information on my personal Open Studio that I will be holding with the mixed media artist Annalisa Iadicicco in a later blog


One of NYC’s largest Artists Open Studios (May 21 & 22), with hundreds of artists opening their studios for viewing at Reis Studios, LIC Art Center, Wills Studios, PaintCan Studios, Brickhouse Ceramics, Salazar Studios, Mittman, RealArt and more;
 Special exhibitions, including a show in The Industry curated by Jeffrey Leder; Helaine Soller at Riverview Restaurant; Experimental Space group show curated by Michael Rodriguez @ Reis Studios; “Edible Art LIC”, a photography exhibit of some of the top LIC restaurants and their chefs, by Jesse Winter @ Ten10Studios;
• Gallery shows of LIC artists at the spacious new Jeffrey Leder Gallery, M55 Gallery, the newly expanded Reis Gallery, Local Project, Ten10 Studios and other LIC venues;
• Musical performances with renowned teachers from the LIC Academy of Music, Emmy award winner J. Walter Hawkes and Pat Irwin (formerly of the B-52s), Jazz with the Jonathan Parker Group, and other local musicians; experimental music with Random Access Music;
• Theater including the Queens Fringe Festival, Face/Off Comedy Improv, Hyperion Theatre and Queens Shakespeare doing A Midsummer Nights Dream, Secret Burlesque, @ the Secret Theatre;
• Dance performances by Octavia Cup Dance Theatre in the Metropolitan Building, Forward Motion Theatre (revision series) at Attic Studios, Insight Dance (modern), and students from the LIC School of Ballet;
• Walking tours throughout the week led by Queens Borough historian Jack Eichenbaum;
• Workshops, demonstrations, film screenings;
• Food events via local culinary gems like M. Wells, LIC Market, Jassi’s, Da Gianni’s, Manducatis Rustica, Breadbox Cafe, Sage General Store and others, with Edible Queens involved;
• Community outreach including an art contest for Queens K-12 students, adjudicated by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and prominent local artists;
• Kick-Off and Wrap Parties open to all;
• And much, much more to engage arts lovers of New York and beyond!

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