Lower East Side BID Plans Inaugural “Opening Night: Art + Fashion” Event

Posted on: August 28th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

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There are, at the moment, an overabundance of galleries on the Lower East Side. The tidal wave already crashed, the storm still…well, surging.  At latest count, there are some eighty showrooms dotting the neighborhood, thanks in part to a well-documented flight from Chelsea. The local scene is the inspiration behind an inaugural event sponsored by the Lower East Side BID.

On September 5, the BID will host the first annual Opening Night: Art + Fashion celebration to mark the synchronized opening receptions of various galleries in the area. According to a recent press release:

Opening Night will also include several in-store events, including live music and entertainment, at a number of the retail fashion and accessory boutiques that line the neighborhood. The LES BID developed this free, neighborhood-wide event as a pre-Fashion Week kick-off, in conjunction with the opening to fall art season, which will take place from 6-9 pm throughout New York’s Lower East Side.

In an effort not to compete with Opening Night in Chelsea or Fashion Week events in Meat Packing or Soho, the LES BID created this preview event to get the art and fashion worlds ready to celebrate a day early. And what better place than in the LES?

Listed below is a comprehensive list of all participants in Opening Night…

GALLERIES:

Angel Orensanz Foundation Gallery
Bosi Contemporary
Bridge Gallery
Charles Bank Gallery
Feature, Inc.
Foley
Frosch & Portman
gallery nine5
Lesley Heller Workspace
Lost Weekend NYC
Marc Straus
Mark Miller Gallery
MAYSON GALLERY
McKenzie Fine Art
Mulherin + Pollard
NOoSPHERE
Numberthirtyfive/Cindy Rucker
Pocket Utopia
Recession Art
Site/109
Station Independent
steven harvey fine art projects
Tally Beck

RETAIL:

By Robert James
The Cast
The Dressing Room
Earnest Sewn
Feltraiger
Grit N Glory
The Great Frog
The Hoodie Shop
Skunkfunk
Pilgrim
Wendy Mink Jewelry

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  • fashionistaLES

    They should bring back LES runway from grand opening last year to be part of this.