Tours/Events

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HARLEM & BEYOND

Become an individual member at $25/year to the West Harlem Art Fund and get discounted prices to select tours and events that we produce. Get our newsletter that shares a menu of events to choose from. Go to our donate page Become a Member

Check out our current event schedule:

ART TALKS

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CULTURED COCKTAILSTM
Harlem Edition
90 MINUTE ART TALK & TASTING

Led by the curator Savona who has produced public art through out NYC for almost 20 years, participants this fall will engage in lively conversations about art movements in some of Harlem’s COOLEST new restaurants. Mirroring salons from the Harlem Renaissance but with a modern twist, get to meet artists, scholars and creative producers. Every talk will happen in a different place in East, Central and West Harlem. Participants will enjoy a shared appetizer paired with wine or spirit.

Select restaurants & wine bars in Central and West Harlem. Cultured Cocktails is offered year round on Tuesday evenings except the months of January & August by reservation. 6 p.m.

$60 per person

GUIDED TOURS

01__Matt_Lipps_Camera0NEW YORK’S PREMIERE GALLERY DISTRICTTM 
Two-Hour Chelsea Gallery Tour
Photography by Matt Lipps

Though just 12 blocks and two avenues, with over 200 galleries and nearby High Line, West Chelsea is NYC’s premiere gallery district. Also growing into a haven for some of the world’s leading architects and firms, this private tour will concentrate in a three to four block radius. Participants will visit up to 12 galleries. Highlights will include rare talks by Chelsea gallerists, special meetings with artists and detailed knowledge of works available for sale.

Northwest corner of 23rd Street and 10th Avenue, New York, NY. Chelsea gallery tours are offered year round on Saturdays except the months of January & August by reservation. 12 p.m.
$40 value for one admission

 

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MANHATTAN’S NEW ART DISTRICTTM
Two-Hour LES Gallery Tour
Work by artist Cy Gavin

The Lower East Side, once known as a gritty neighborhood for “new” immigrants, has evolved into an epicenter for daring and provocative art. Come see the ongoing transformation of this old village of housing projects, tenements and synagogues. There are over 100 galleries now in this neighborhood that sprawls part of the East Village, Little Italy and Chinatown.

Corner of Orchard Street and Delancey Street, New York, NY. Lower East Side (LES) tours are offered on Sundays year round except the months of January & August by reservation. 12 p.m. 

$40 value for one admission

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Two-Hour UPPER EAST SIDE Gallery Tour

Before the Civil War, the area now known as the Upper East Side was a vast swarthy of open land with ramshackle buildings. Like many parts of the City, it eventually developed into a middle class residential community of row houses and tenements. By the turn of the 20th century, luxury mansions, carriage houses and social clubs began dotting the area. This social dynamic kept gallery owners and their wealthy patrons closer together. Then, shortly afterwards, large residential and commercial buildings came into the neighborhood. This all served as the backdrop of the gallery district located in the Upper East Side. Where hidden gems are found upstairs and behind marked doors, nestled within one of the oldest historic districts in NYC. This tour is not just about fine art but also fine living and lifestyle. The curator Savona leads tours.

Upper East Side (LES) tours are offered by request year-round except January and August on Thursdays by reservation. 64TH Street & 5th Avenue 2 p.m.

$40 value for one admission

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ART + BROOKLYNTM
Two-Hour DUMBO Art Galleries Tour/
Two-Hour Williamsburg Galleries Tour

For 17 years, West Harlem Art Fund has been providing public arts opportunities for artists of all kinds. Now they’ve turned their eye to the galleries of DUMBO and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. With unique, upscale spots, restaurants, cafes and boutiques. See what they’ve discovered in a two-hour gallery tour.

DUMBO tour offered on Saturdays & Williamsburg tour offered on Sundays year-round except for January & August. DUMBO – 16 Main St, Brooklyn, NY; Williamsburg – N. 7th St & Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 3 p.m.

$40 value for one admission

Private tours are available — rates upon request

Stop in a variety of cutting-edge galleries. See innovative art from dynamic creators. Includes 10% off sale price at some participating galleries.

UPCOMING EVENTS

All tours are led & curated by Savona Bailey-McClain or team members. She currently lives and works in New York City. McClain is the Executive Director & Chief Curator for The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. a nineteen-year public art and curatorial organization serving neighborhoods around the City. Interested parties can receive additional services and support such as art buying and consulting.

Fee structure will vary depending on established agreement between The West Harlem Art Fund and the client. Please contact us directly at: westharlemartfund12@gmail.com  or call (347) 365-0132 to discuss your needs, the process or fee structure.

 

 

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