From one of my favorite blogs, DART by Peggy Roalf:
Thursday Night in NYC: Chelsea Art Walk
By Peggy Roalf Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tomorrow night, 25 Chelsea galleries will celebrate the hottest summer on record with extended hours and special events as they host the first annual Chelsea Art Walk. In addition, local sponsors will offer food and drink specials throughout the evening. Wanting to find out more, I contacted art dealer Brian Clamp, who offered these details by email.
“The event was organized by Alyssa Menegat, who is the Gallery Manager at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, and Catherine Wyatt, who is the Gallery Manager at ClampArt,” he said. “Their idea was to try to draw people to Chelsea during the hot summer days when foot traffic typically slows down. Many galleries have excellent shows on view in July, and it’s a shame that they might be missed by people who assume the art market is in low gear for the summer.”
Left to right: Flood Street View; Gregory on Ladder; Blue Room. Copyright Dave Anderson, courtesy ClampArt Gallery.
I asked Brian how the idea of his gallery hosting a crepe-making evening with Les Gamins came about. “The idea,” he replied, “was also Catherine’s. Our current exhibition features photographs of New Orleans by Dave Anderson, so she thought the French tie-in made sense. Also,” he concluded, “the point was to involve other local businesses beyond the art world!”
Left to right: Michal Ronnen Safdie, Installation at Andrea Meislin Gallery; Soo Kim, Untitled (Gold woods) 2008, at Julie Saul Gallery; Daniel Hesidence, Untitled (Autumn Buffalo) 2009 (left); Louise Fishman, Violets for My Furs, 2010 (right) at Cheim & Read Gallery. Artwork copyright the artists, courtesy the galleries.
Here’s the lineup as of today: B.E.S. (559 West 22nd Street at 11th Avenue) who will be hosting an after party to cap off the evening with drink specials from 8-10 pm, Le Gamin Cafe/Creperie serving crepes all night at ClampArt (521-531 West 25th Street), Three Tarts Bakery offering 15% off homemade lemonade and ice cream sandwiches and 10% off of giftware, and Tia Pol (205 10th Avenue at 22nd Street) is offering half priced pitchers of Sangria when two people come in for dinner. Also keep an eye out for Cupcake Stop Truck parked on 27th Street and the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck parked on 24th Street.
Participating galleries: Andrea Meislin Gallery, AC Institute [Direct Chapel], Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, Barry Friedman Ltd., Benrimon Contemporary, BravinLee Programs LLC, Bruce Silverstein, Cheim & Read, ClampArt, Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, J. Cacciola Gallery, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Joshua Liner Gallery, Julie Saul Gallery, Magnan Metz Gallery, Marlborough Chelsea, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, Mike Weiss Gallery, Morgan Lehman, Noho Gallery, P.P.O.W., Rick Wester Fine Art, Robert Mann Gallery, Sputnik Gallery, Stux Gallery, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Witzenhausen Gallery, Yancey Richardson Gallery, and Yossi Milo Gallery.