New York City is often called the art capital of the world. It is home to some of the largest and most comprehensive art museums that house millions of artworks and artifacts from different cultures. The city is also home to thousands of fine art galleries and talented artists who come to New York to develop their careers. There are also numerous art events, fairs, and shows happening in all five boroughs of NYC to the delight of locals and tourists from around the globe. Besides, New York has many cultural centers and arts organizations offering various art programs and educational opportunities. Among the most notable are RestorationArt, The Andrew Freedman Home, Chashama, and certainly Bronx River Art Center in The Bronx.
Bronx River Art Center
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a multi-arts, culturally diverse non-profit organization providing local artists and community with multiple opportunities to transform creativity into vision. This arts organization was founded in 1987 and since then has been an important gathering point for art and environmental experiences.
BRAC offers many interesting programs for adults and children alike. These include an artist studio space that is available at below-market-value rates for up to two years, diverse performing programs featuring cutting-edge talents from around The Bronx and beyond, as well as different workshops and educational classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, cartooning, and more, which are taught by professional artists.
BRAC also has an art gallery hosting energetic and ambitious exhibitions of contemporary art. The next one titled “The Syncope” will open on September 14. Curated by Kathie Halfin, the exhibition features works by many talented NYC-based artists, including Lionel Cruet and Jacqueline Bishop, who propose ways to address the Syncope, a brief loss of consciousness in life. Definitely worth visiting!