Gallery Nights


Get ready for Halloween at the Plaxall Gallery with a chilling exhibition exploring the cycles of life and death and have fun creating extravagant decorations at Materials for the Arts, using non-traditional art supplies and reusable materials. Get lost in the labyrinthine photo installation created by artist Kate Bubacz at the Factory, visit the professional wood and metal sculpture studio of Joel Voisard and much more!

Please take this opportunity to support the local arts community, every third Thursday of the month. Long Island City Galleries and art venues will open their doors to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. in an after-hours celebration of art and culture.

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Participating Venues:

Departure Studios

Opening reception for "from the darkness, into the rainbow" a group show .

Flux Factory

"Must They Also Be Gods"
A group show featuring the work of 15 black artists, focusing on the creative process of African diasporic peoples.

Joel Voisard Studio

Professional workshop with sculptures on display.

Materials for the Arts

"Make Masked Marvelous Decorations"
A decoration making workshop with artist, designer, and performer Shelton Lindsay @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

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Current exhibitions:
"École du Soir (The Evening Academy)"
a project by London-based artist Christian Nyampeta inspired by art making and learning in Africa "Searching the Sky for Rain" a group show by artists who disregard the ways in which the art industry regulates difference into sanctioned categories.
Free guided tour at 7 PM.

The LIC Arts Open Galleries @ the Factory

Opening reception for "No Exit"
A photo installation focusing on post-traumatic resilience featuring pictures by Kate Bubacz.
"Recovered Landscapes: Newton Creek"
A suite of watercolor paintings created by John Kitses to raise awareness of the revival of Newton Creek.

The Local NY

"The Perfect Image"
An exhibition hosting local artists in the medium of photography..

The Plaxall Gallery

A group show featuring artists working with light shapes and experimental imagery.
"LIC Fear III: Visiting Death"
An exhibition focusing on the subject of death to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the stages of life and death.

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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


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