LIC Arts Open

About Us

About Us

The LIC Arts Open, or LICAO, is an annual weekend event that takes place in 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.


Richard Mazda is determined to keep the arts alive in Western Queens…

Lynn Lobell, Former Managing Director, Queens Council on the Arts

The festival started from a small conversation on the street…

Richard Mazda, Executive Director, LIC Arts Open

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