(Excerpt from 'HK Studio Tour: May 2012' posted on Artists in the Kitchen website. Found on artistsinthekitchen.org/hk-studio-tour-june-24-26-2011)
For 30 hours over 3 nights, major & informal after parties each evening, exhibiting some raw and refined local vibrant talent at various venues.
The Fourth Annual Hell’s Kitchen Artist Studio Tour is a free event where dozens of artists open their homes, galleries, and studios for a self guided tour. Participating artists include individuals with well established and honored careers, as well as emerging artists, and all mediums will be represented: including painting, sculpture, photography, theater, dance, and much more.
Information and tour maps will be available online a few days in advance of the event here. Before the festival, printed versions will be available at participating artists studios and businesses.
The tour was created to expose and promote the work of local artists and create an event that recognizes the often ignored art scene right in the heart of New York City. The tours other purpose is to show the connection between the storied history of Hell’s Kitchen and the current creative expression: an area often dismissed as a mere adjunct to, and overlapping with, the business and theater districts. Says Hell’s Kitchen artist Sean George, “The Hell’s Kitchen open studio tour is a great event for local artists to show their work to the community. This event will showcase great artists from the best city in the world.”
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(Image: Courtesy Artists in the Kitchen)