Festival Exhibitions and Events

43-01 21st Street
43-01 21st Street,  Long Island City, NY 11101

Bark Frameworks Group Art Show     May 18th 6-8:30 PM    Room 104

The staff of Bark Frameworks is participating in the LIC Arts Open for our sixth year. Each year, we average about 20 Bark employees displaying work in a variety of media and styles, making for an eclectic mix. Founded in 1969, Bark Frameworks is a custom frame shop specializing in frame design for modern and contemporary art. We have been located in LIC since 1999. Now an employee owned business, our team is comprised of highly-skilled craftspeople, many of whom are artists themselves. Visit barkframeworks.com for more information.

Last Call   May 18th to May 21st  Suite 110F

 “Last Call” – A Pop Up Exhibition during the 10th LIC Arts Open

Exhibition Curators: Richard Mazda and Norma Homberg

Gallery Hours: Thursday May 18th, 6-8pm, Sat May 20 & Sunday May 21st, 12pm-5pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18th from 6-8:00pm

LIC Arts Open Closing Party May 21 6 – 9 PM

AlterWork Studios
30-09 35th Ave, Long Island City, NY

About Fire        May 20th 5-9 PM

AlterWork Studios presents new paintings by architect Alfredo Quinteros titled: AlterWork Studios presents new paintings by architect Alfredo Quinteros titled: About Fire..

BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center
10-34 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY 11101

Open Saturday May 20 12:00-5:00pm, Free entrance. brickhouseny.com

Visit our creative community of designers/makers and sculptors. Talk to the artists, see work in progress, and shop in our store. Ongoing demonstrations.

Culture Lab
5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Indigo Events presents Venezuelan Cultural Fest, May 20, 2-9pm.

A day to celebrate the beautiful Venezuelan culture! We will have live music, amazing food and different activities for families to enjoy!

A pop-up event for ChangeSpace      May 21, 2023     12 – 4 PM

ChangeSpace presents the 4th Annual Better World Festival

A celebratory afternoon of people and organizations connecting to create change!

The Better World Festival is a pop-up for ChangeSpace, where you find out how you can make the difference you want to make – presentations, discussions, and activities focused on connecting, inspiring, building capacities, and amplifying stories.

Open to all. Free Admission.  Register: https://lovehallie.networkforgood.com/events/54859-4th-annual-better-world-festival-registration

LIVE at Culture Lab LIC       May 21–28 , 2023

The best bands and the best music, live, outdoors and FREE, every weekend this summer at Culture Lab LIC!

Sunday, May 21
5pm: Dingonek Street Band
7pm: Brain Salt

Saturday, May 27
6:45pm: Blackboy Infinity

Sunday, May 28
7pm: Stephen Philip Harvey Octet

4 Art Exhibitions       May 4–28 2 – 9 PM

Luminous: The Art of Neon – Showcasing the vibrant and dynamic world of neon art. Curators: Kenny Greenberg & Tess Howsam.

News From Somewhere by Tomek Miernowski – A multimedia art installation that aims to provoke reflection upon social structures and power dynamics.

Becoming Unbound: Queens College CUNY MFA Annual Exhibition – A celebration of the work of 14 MFA candidate artists. Curator: Niama Safia Sandy

PS384’s Inaugural Art Exhibition – A celebration of the young artists and creators of PS384.

LIC-A Art Space at The Factory
30-30 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

ActionReaction         April 6- May 24  

ActionReaction is a series of diverse works investigating definitions of environments, choices and outcomes. Through a cultural consideration of who we are and what forms us and our surroundings, the works selected reflect on being human and what that means for our planet. The bigger picture or the small detail is put in context to our everyday actions and what inevitable reactions we create within our choices.

Local Project Art Space
11-27 44th Rd, Long Island City, New York 11101

SLUDGE    May 19th 6-8 PM

SLUDGE is artist Priscilla Stadler’s creative exploration of Newtown Creek, the toxic yet fascinating waterway dividing Queens and Brooklyn. Stadler makes diverse work: paintings using Creek water, sculptures made from detritus abandoned on its shores, a zine called Tales from the Creek, and a collaboration with choreographer/dancer Chris Bisram. When possible she weaves humor into the project.

Despite its history of contamination since the 1800s, and having been the site of the U.S’s largest oil spill, the Creek offers reasons for hope, including the gradual return of mussels, birds, and fish, and the humans working to support them.

 Studio 34
34-01 38th Avenue

 Studio 34 Annual Group Exhibition     May 20 6-9 PM
Curated by Alice Lipping and Tina Glavan

Studio 34, a collective of artists working in various media, is pleased to invite you to its Annual Gallery Exhibition and Open Studio Event!

The Gallery Reception is on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 6-9pm, while the open studio visits are scheduled for Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 12-6pm.

The show will feature the diverse and creative work of 19 artists, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture and photography. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists, see their workspaces, and purchase original artworks and prints at affordable prices.

The event is free and open to the public. It will include live bossa nova music performed by Brazilian guitarist D.A Sempre and refreshments from nearby cafes and restaurants.

Studio 34 is located at 34-01 38th Ave, 4th Fl, Long Island City, NY 11101. Parking is available on the street and in nearby lots. Travel with R/M trains to 36th St, N/W trains to 39th St, E/7 to Queens Plaza.

Reserve a free ticket at Eventbrite. For more info, visit our Studio 34 Instagram or Tumblr page

Studio 41 Collective
27-15 41st Avenue, Queens, NY 11101

New Salon Show        May 20-21 1-5 PM

Studio 41 is a new art collective of nine local artists working in different mediums and materials. Studio 41 is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5. Drawing classes and other events are offered for the community. Studio 41 is a unique way to see art in a working artists studio. Our new show is hung “salon’ style to highlight the connections of color and mood among the work and to help the viewer see how art might be hung in one’s own home. Our motto is “What’s on your walls?”