SURPRISE: THE UPPER WEST SIDE HAS MORE ARTISTS THAN ANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD

The Upper West Side has been gentrified, mall-ified, and lux-ified, but we've held onto one important distinction: we have more artists than any other neighborhood in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

12-YEAR-OLD LOCAL ARTIST CREATES ‘EVERYDAY SUPERHEROES’ TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE ACLU

A 12-year-old Upper West Side girl has found a way to fight the “sadness” she feels about, what she diplomatically calls, “current event … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESIDENTS HOLDING ART SHOW AND WINE TASTING IN THEIR CPW BUILDING

The Vaux at 372 Central Park West (97th Street) is holding an art show in its community room and it's open to everyone. Twenty-six resi … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: JOHN LENNON, 50-FEET TALL IN TECHNICOLOR

Artist Eric Waugh painted an image of John Lennon and placed it in the Bandshell on Wednesday to make a plea for peace and cele … Read the rest of this entry >>

MURAL ON THE SIDE OF D’AGOSTINO HAS BEEN PAINTED OVER

A mural on the side of the D'Agostino on West 91st Street off of Columbus Avenue that was once decorated with a diverse array of fig … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS OF THE DAY: AN ARTIST PUTS THE FINAL TOUCHES ON CONTROVERSIAL NOOSE SCULPTURE

On Friday, Aaron Bell put the finishing touches on a noose with a slash through the center of it for his sculpture “Stand Tall, Stand Loud … Read the rest of this entry >>

NORMAN ROCKWELL, A LOCAL KID MADE GOOD, GETS HIS OWN STREET SIGN

Upper West Siders can now say "Meet me at Norman Rockwell Place" as the corner of 103rd street and Broadway has officially been named after the ar … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY ACCUSED OF CENSORING ‘NOOSE’ SCULPTURE CREATED FOR RIVERSIDE PARK EXHIBIT

An artist who created a sculpture for a city-sponsored program in Riverside Park South says the parks department is now forcing him to censor his … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW LOCAL ART EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY SICK SWAN

Artist Hilary McCarthy has a show up at the Wild Bird Fund Gallery (565 Columbus Avenue between 87th and 88th Streets) that was inspir … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW EXHIBITION CAPTURES THE SPECIAL FUNK OF CENTRAL PARK

Many artists have used Central Park as a subject or muse in their paintings and drawings. But few have attempted to capture the park's s … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE STREET ARTIST RETURNS

Street artist Hons Honschar was back in action on Friday in front of Zabar's spreading a little Shabbat … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHALK ARTIST CLAIMS THAT POLICE TOOK HIS MATERIALS (UPDATE)

Chalk artist Hans Honschar wrote a special message on 75th street and Broadway, but unlike his usual messages it wasn't upbeat and hop … Read the rest of this entry >>

FRIDAY: COME CELEBRATE TALENTED YOUNG ARTISTS

The talented young artists of the Arts in Action program will be showcasing their work on Friday night at 711 Amsterdam Avenue (94th street), and everyone's inv … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE FASCINATING STORY BEHIND THE UPPER WEST SIDE’S CHALK ARTIST ‘HONSCHAR’

Hans Honschar, aka "Ace," is crouched over the pavement in front of Zen Medica on West 72nd street pu … Read the rest of this entry >>

BROADWAY GETS NEW METAL SCULPTURES

Artist Don Gummer has constructed nine aluminum and stainless steel sculptures that will run up Broadway from Columbus Circle to 157th street in conjun … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW CENTRAL PARK EXHIBIT FEATURES SAILBOAT, FREE ICE CREAM

A sailboat filled with musicians, scenes from movies depicted by actors, and an ice cream truck handing out ice cream the color of a Central Park s … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT THE FANCIFUL SCULPTURES IN RIVERSIDE PARK BEFORE FRIDAY

Students from The Art Students League have placed seven sculptures in Riverside Park between 59th and 69th streets as part of a five-year partne … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT THESE 3 UPPER WEST SIDE ART/CULTURE EXHIBITIONS

The city's big museums are always launching ambitious exhibitions that get tons of press. But some smaller neighborhood venues are putting on ambitious shows too, and they're worth a v … Read the rest of this entry >>

PUBLIC ART HIJACKED FROM SUBWAY, LEFT IN RIVERSIDE PARK

A sculpture of a seeing-eye dog that's part of a Broadway public art display was ripped from its bolts outside the 72nd street subway st … Read the rest of this entry >>

DRAMA: TWO LOCAL PLAYS ARE CROWD-PLEASERS

We've been hearing some good buzz about two local plays -- Measure for Measure and The Church of Why Not. Learn more about them b … Read the rest of this entry >>

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