About Us

The LIC Arts Open, or LICAO, is an annual weekend art events that takes place every May.

Artists in the LIC neighborhood, local galleries and Art Organizations open their doors and welcome the public to view art, meet artists, and get a glimpse of the life of visual artists.

This year’s LICAO 2019 is the weekend of May 18-19 and is organized by a semi- volunteered small staff of Richard Mazda, Carolina Peñafiel, Gabriella Mazza, Sy Klausner, Marco Flores. It is really important for our community to open up our spaces as well as conversation, LIC is a rich and established arts community with organizations and artist dating back to the 70’s. We want to shine the light on those who keep the cultural heart of LIC diverse, rich and alive.

Exhibitions Videos

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ASHES TO GOLD: The Alchemy of Caroline Bergonzi
Caroline Bergonzi Solo Exhibition of contemporary art at The Gallery @ THE FACTORY, curated by Richard Mazda.
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Professional Development Series #2 ~ Orestes Gonzalez
Our second workshop takes place at Alterworks in Astoria and our Guest Speaker is Sculptor Peter Goldwater who is also an instructor at the wonderful Brickhouse Ceramics space in LIC.
Video Credit: Speliotis (On YouTube)
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Burn This - Open Reception - August 1st, 2019
Opening Reception for "Burn This" @ The Raw Gallery at The Factory LIC. This show was inspired by the title of an incredible Lanford Wilson play that features Pale, a truly volcanic character.
Photo Credit: Reiko Yanagi
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Intro: FRAGMENTED BEAUTY: the Art of KKDimit
Intro to my NYC mid-career retrospective, FRAGMENTED BEAUTY, at The LIC Arts Open Gallery@The Factory. Show on until Oct. 12, 9am-9pm daily. 30-30 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101. Curator: Richard Mazda, Videographer: Steven Speliotis and Reiko Yanagi, Speliotis Video.
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Contact Us

LIC Arts Open Center
44-02 23rd Street, Suite #321, Long Island City, New York 11101
Office Number: (718) 392-0722
Email: richard@licartsopen.org


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