Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day, an annual event run by volunteers around the world, celebrates the joy of looking at art slowly.The Day has been described as leaving participants "inspired not tired." Started in 2009 at 16 different sites, Slow Art Day grew to include over 50 sites in 2010. By 2011, participants at over 90 sites around the world slowed down their lives and lengthened their attention spans to experience the visual arts in a new way.Slow Art Day's founder shared a few great local slow art experiences with NYC ARTS. Click here to (slowly) read what Phil Terry had to say.Slow Art ...

Smack Mellon Studios

Located in a series of old warehouses in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO, Smack Mellon Studios was founded by a musician and an artist to create a meeting ground for divergent art forms. Smack Mellon Studios holds an exhibition space, an artists studio program and a performance space for theater, music and dance groups.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

The center and garden is home to many cultural groups and attractions, including the Staten Island Children's Museum and the Noble Maritime Museum. A combo ticket provides access to the New York Chinese Scholar‚ Garden, the Connie Gretz Secret Garden, Main Hall, Building C galleries and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

Soapbox Gallery

Soapbox Gallery is dedicated to providing a forum for visual artists to engage in the issues of our time and express themselves publicly without censorship.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park is the principal outdoor site for contemporary sculpture in New York City. Set on a small cove off the East River, the 4.5-acre park consists of a large open space encircled by rock gardens, specially built walls, walkways and areas of wild grasses and boulders lining the waterfront. The sculpture has the dramatic Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.

SohoPhoto Gallery

Soho Photo Gallery was founded in 1971 by a group of New York Times photographers who wanted to create a venue for photography as fine art. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization directed and operated by our artists. We exhibit the work of our gallery artists—as well as invited guests and artists whose work has been selected in our competitions. Soho Photo has more than 235 linear feet of exhibit wall space with new shows opening each month.

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is a contemporary New York-based exhibition space specializing in fine art photography and photo-based art. Located in SoHo, NY’s historic photo building at 560 Broadway, the gallery represents a wide range of emerging and established photographers.

South Street Seaport Pier 17

Pier 17 is a mixed-use pier that holds shops, eateries, summer arts events and exhibition spaces. The pier extends into the East River and is across the street from the South Street Seaport Museum (a separate entity) and historic buildings.

Space on White

Artists or organizations can rent out studios that cater to acting, music and dance rehearsal. For more information see www.spaceonwhite.com.