Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Art Start Portrait Project Opening Exhibition - New York City

 Daysean, Photographed by Heidi Gutman, for The Art Start Portrait Project.

Daysean, Photographed by Heidi Gutman, for The Art Start Portrait Project.

The 2018 Art Start Portrait Project offers Black and Brown young men the opportunity to portray the complex narratives about their identities, asking the world to see them for how they choose to be seen.  Art Start has collaborated with youth from the Bronx, Brooklyn and it’s first collaboration outside of NYC with the City of Milwaukee to interpret and re-imagine visions of themselves. Through Art Start workshops, in-depth dialogue, interviews and photoshoots, participants explore personal identity and envision their lives beyond circumstance and stereotype. With support from world-class photographers, retouchers, stylists, and oral historians, those visions will come to life at the Art Start Portrait Project Opening Exhibition on November 9, 2018 Walter Reade Theater in the Film Society of Lincoln Center, 165 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

Join us and the New York City youth participants as this show opens for a brief exhibition at The Lincoln Center. Engage our public campaign, #SeeMeBecause and join the movement to support our young men of color's liberation through self-determination.

Participating artists on this year's project include Natalie Brasington and David Johnson, as well as Mary Ellen Matthews (Saturday Night Live), Nick Collura, @Zachary Maxwell Stertz, Paul Gilmore, Ken Pao, Heidi Gutman, Sara Stathas, Justice de los Santos, and Art Start alumni, Kissenia Chara-Williams.

The New York Art Start Portrait Project 2018 is co-presented by Smashbox Studios with the support of DCOY Studios, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Humanities New York with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Film Society at Lincoln Center.

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The 2018 Art Start Portrait Project is the sixth iteration of the project, founded in 2013 by New York City’s Art Start. The 2018 participants from Milwaukee join a living archive of hundreds of youth and families over five years who, as complex, self-determined people in pursuit of self-discovery, have asked the world to see them because...

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Art Start Portrait Project Opening Exhibition - Milwaukee

 Kevin, Photographed by Nick Collura, for The Art Start Portrait Project.

Kevin, Photographed by Nick Collura, for The Art Start Portrait Project.

The 2018 Art Start Portrait Project offers Black and Brown young men from Milwaukee and New York City the opportunity to portray the complex narratives about their identities, asking the world to see them for how they choose to be seen. Through Art Start workshops and in-depth dialogue, participants explored personal identity and envisioned their lives beyond circumstance and stereotype. With support from world-class photographers, retouchers, stylists, and oral historians, those visions will come to life at the Art Start Portrait Project Opening Exhibition on October 3, 2018 at the Kenilworth Gallery East, 5-8pm.

Join us and the Milwaukee youth participants as this show opens for a brief exhibition at Kenilworth East Gallery, before traveling to New York. Engage our public campaign, #SeeMeBecause and join the movement to support our young men of color's liberation through self-determination.

Participating artists on this year's project include Natalie Brasington and David Johnson, as well as Mary Ellen Matthews (Saturday Night Live), Nick Collura, @Zachary Maxwell Stertz, Paul Gilmore, Ken Pao, Heidi Gutman, Sara Stathas, Justice de los Santos, and Art Start alumni, Kissenia Chara-Williams.

The Art Start Portrait Project 2018 is presented by Turnaround Arts: Milwaukee, with the support of the Black and Latino Male Achievement Department of Milwaukee Public Schools, Studio-C Milwaukee, and Kenilworth Gallery East with the support of the Brico Fund, and NYC-based Dcoy Studios.

More about The Art Start Portrait Project:

The 2018 Art Start Portrait Project is the sixth iteration of the project, founded in 2013 by New York City’s Art Start. The 2018 participants from Milwaukee join a living archive of hundreds of youth and families over five years who, as complex, self-determined people in pursuit of self-discovery, have asked the world to see them because...

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Good Vibes Only: A Benefit for Art Start

Join Elizabeth Sutton, Art Start and friends for an evening of good vibes only to gather support the Art Start youth. Silent auction, art exhibition, performances and cocktails at the beautiful Gansevoort Market. By teaming up with Art Start, Sutton hopes to shine a light on unrecognized talent, to make a difference in the lives of others, and “support the hustle.”

Tickets can be purchased via EventBrite Here: ESCxArtStart.Eventbrite.com

Follow @ElizabethSuttonCollection and @ArtStartOrg on Instagram for a chance to win tickets to “GOOD VIBES ONLY” on October 19th, and for more info on raffle prizes.

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Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Art Start's 25 Years Celebration featuring 2017 Portrait Project

Art Start and Fast Ashleys Studios presents... Art Start’s 25 Years Celebration featuring the opening of the 2017 Portrait Project.

Sponsored by Canon, DCOY Studios, GersteinFisher, Stella Artois, and Huberts Lemonade.

Community, Art Start Family present and past, funders, community partners, neighbors - join us to celebrate a quarter century of Art Start! View full exhibition of Art Start's Portrait Projects 2013-2016 and the opening exhibition of the 2017 Portrait Project, dance and music performances by Art Start youth and graduates, live portraiture, creative art projects, Virtual Reality, videos, Silent Auction, Open Bar, Hors d'oervres, and fun swag!

Thursday, June 22 at 6 PM - 10 PM

The Highline Loft

508 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

$25 event pass (tax deductible)
RSVP @ my.art-start.org/25years

Family friendly event!

2017 Portrait Project Portraits By: Natalie Brasington | Andrew Eccles | Heidi Gutman | Matt Hoyle | David Johnson Mary Ellen Matthews | Chris Randall | Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Event Photo: Nico by David Johnson, 2017
www.art-start.org/2017-portrait-project/


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Dec
19
1:00 PM13:00

FAMILY ART DAY / Clothespin Reindeers

Because they’re made from clothespins, these little deer can clip to anything. Use them to decorate a tree or hold holiday greeting cards. We’ll supply everything you need to make these super simple deer. Make a whole herd and bring them home with you!

*All families welcome

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Dec
18
8:30 PM20:30

Lucky Chops Holiday Party

After a long hiatus Lucky Chops is BACK at Industry City Distillery! 
We'll be celebrating the holidays with YOU, our beloved fans... but there's only 150 tickets available-get yours before they sell out! 
All Ages!

All proceeds from the show will benefit Art Start an organization dedicated to using the arts to help homeless and at risk youth in NYC. Be generous!

MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GREAT FOLKS AT HOLES IN THE WALL COLLECTIVE
*Artisanal vodka and empanadas will be available for sale!

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Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

FAMILY ART DAY / Snow Globes

The weather outside is frightful! And inspirational! What memories do you want to capture in your snow globe? With clay and jars provided by Art Start, and a little guidance, you'll be able to make your very own snowglobe! Perfect as a gift or a keepsake, this is one special project you'll actually want to brave the cold to do!

*All levels & ages welcome

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Dec
4
to Jan 3

Young+Able Pop-Up


This year’s Young & Able annual holiday pop-up shop will highlight 30 Brooklyn Based Women Owned Small Businesses in fashion jewelry, accessories, art objects, home goods and packaged confections. Our partner Drunken Meadow will host a tea shop alongside our seasonal boutique. 5% of the pop-up proceeds will be donated to Art Start.

YOUNG & ABLE |www.shopyoungandable.com | @youngxable

 

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Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

FAMILY ART DAY / Homemade Checkers

Art Start hosts FREE Family Art Days every Saturday.  Join us this week as we make our very own checker board.

Perfect for family game night! Whether you're just learning to play, or an old pro, this project will keep your family’s checkers game sharp! Why? Because you'll be designing it yourselves! Choose your own colors and make your own game pieces and walk away with a unique Checker board. Say "King me" while looking like the king - or queen - that you are. Frame it in years to come as a family keepsake

*All levels & ages welcome

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Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

FAMILY ART DAY / Superheroes

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Art Start hosts FREE Family Art Days every Saturday.  Join us this week as we explore super powers"

Anyone can be a superhero. You don't need muscles and brawn to be brave! This week you'll be able to draw a comic that features yourself as a superhero! Afterward, make a cape using fabric and glue so that everyone can see what makes you, well, SUPER!

*All levels & ages welcome

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Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

FAMILY ART DAY / Birdhouses

Art Start hosts FREE Family Art Days every Saturday.  Join us this week as we construct birdhouses!

The Seaport is full of amazing architecture and showcases some of the most creative architects in New York! This project draws inspiration from these visionaries as we build birdhouses of our own design. In a rush, or not that into wood glue? Prefabricated birdhouses will also be available for those who prefer to express themselves through birdhouse décor.

*All levels & ages welcome

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Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

FAMILY ART DAY / Friendship Bracelets

This craft connects you with a partner or partners as you each make a bracelet for each other. Sometimes the simple gestures mean the most. Take some time to slow down, enjoy friends and family, and walk away with a keepsake of time together tied around your wrist, neck or keychain.

*All levels & ages welcome

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Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Open House!

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Join us at for an open house at The Portrait Project installation in the Seaport Culture District.

Mingle with your friends as you enjoy the exhibit in Cannon's Walk, one of the most beautiful alleys in New York City.

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Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

FAMILY ART DAY / Handalas!

Art Start hosts FREE Family Art Days every Saturday.  Join us this week as we immerse ourselves in the art of "handalas!"

Mandalas are used across cultures as sacred images of our souls. But you don't have to be traditionally spiritual or religious to connect with your deepest self! This project uses our hands to "point out" what we love about ourselves on the inside. These abstract self portraits are beautiful, vibrant, and fun to make!

*All levels & ages welcome

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Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

FAMILY ART DAY / Dream Pillows

Art Start hosts FREE Family Art Days every Saturday.  Join us this week as we draw our most honored dreams on pillowcases. 

Dreams are powerful things! Whether we remember fantastic moments from our sleep, or imagine our amazing futures, dreams are an important part of who we are. Seeing them every night before bed, they're bound to come true!

*All levels & ages welcome.

 
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Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

Artful Meditation

  • Cannon's Walk / Seaport Cultural District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come learn a fun way to meditate involving coloring markers and geometric mandalas! Let this workshop be your canvas for this exploration of your inner voice through color in a beautiful setting.

Choose a #SacredGeometry mandala designed by Rachel Bradley that will be the focus of your meditation. Let the strokes of your markers serve as the focus for your guided moving meditation with Miriam Bekkouche, Founder of The Brain Spa

No artistic ability or experience needed! All proceeds to go Art Start.


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Aug
29
12:00 PM12:00

FAMILY ART DAY / Kaleidoscope Silhouettes

  • Cannon's Walk / Seaport Cultural District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join Art Start for FREE Family Art Days every Saturday.  All levels & ages welcome.

This week we will create kaleidoscope-like-portraits using silhouettes, color and words.  Watch your unique, one-of-a-kind selfie come to life.  

Showcase your finished masterpiece on social media with #SeeMeBecause #artstartorg to share what makes you special.

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Aug
20
to Dec 26

Portrait Project Installation

  • Cannon's Walk / Seaport Culture District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Art Start is proud to participate in the new Seaport Culture District, presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation®. With support from the engineering firm, Arup, Art Start is showcasing its Portrait Project as an immersive, outdoor light-and-sound installation in Cannon’s Walk at the South Street Seaport. 

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