Hell’s Kitchen Artists Guild (HKAG) Presents:
The 8th Annual Hell’s Kitchen Artists in Studio Tours
HK: ArtiST Festival: Celebrating Locally, Spreading Globally.
Friday May 13 – Sunday May 15, 2016
3 free nights of artistic soirees featuring continual shows and entertainment from all genres, particularly live music!
Wrapped around 2 unique ‘daaaze’ of a grassroots NYC art crawl.
Highlighted repeatedly in numerous print, online, TV & radio media outlets such as the New York Times, Time Out NY, Daily News, WNET., Ch. 13 & 100’s more including our own widely sold International Arts & Culture magazine ‘At The Edge’.
All FREE Midtown festival-3 evenings, 30 hours of entertainment, play, networking & enlightenment! Friday-Sunday from 6PM ’till late, join us for parties with and for our brilliant HKAG members! Three inventively hedonistic parties featuring eclectic music and bands galore, theater/drama, film/video, comedy, readings, performance + body art!
Saturday-Sunday 12-6 PM Visit ~200 venues via our interactive map on your smartphone for a self-guided walking tour. Unveiling working artists in their homes, studios, galleries, group shows, gardens, & local businesses!
BONUS for the public: Ongoing & new community collaborations including our 5th year of sharing the weekend with the 1 million visitor strong 9th Avenue International Food Festival, 42nd-57th Streets! Enjoy gourmet and local cuisine, merchandise + free live stage productions, then at 6 PM ’til late, come to OUR great, no-cover parties for HKAG members!
For the first year ever all 3 non-cover parties and shows are held at a single venue. Tobacco Road, 355 West 41st Street just West of 9th Avenue. A venerable, rough-hewn slice of our legendary neighborhood with 2 large rooms,our art and a great elevated concert stage and concert quality sound system. With free donated local desserts and snacks, homemade to packaged!
We prominently showcase the fast expanding 3500 + member International Woman Artist’s Salon again, as we do in our cover stories. See scintillating pop-up exhibitions through hours of their own member shows, films & more, including legendary theater The Producer’s Club!
A major venue they & other emerging artists will be shown is the tents & back walls of the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Parking Lot Annex on West 39th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues. Also hanging each weekend indefinitely, this marks a major collaboration between HKAG & their non-profit mission to promote & fund neighborhood artists.
Want an unassuming Feminist inspiration? How about Ms. Gloria Schloss, 94 year old 3D sports artist represented by RoGallery.com,sold to the likes of George Steinbrenner, whose late husband Sir Alex Schloss painted royal portraits, sensual nudes & was the virtual house artist for The Plaza. Enjoy their floor to ceiling works in her large skylight suffused home & studio.
Hell’s Kitchen Artists Guild’s arts & culture magazine ‘At the Edge‘ is well-promoted in more than 500 chain & independent bookstores & newsstands across the US & Canada + numerous digital apps & platforms! Our 4th massive, new Collector’s Edition premieres after the festival, featuring well over 100 festival + select other artists including depth profiles, literature, poetry & high idea(l)s. We showcase career guidance for artists, art education, altruism & spirituality — all designed in a visionary, often surreal, cutting edge style. It will also be featuring groundbreaking, esteemed institutions such as the Rubin & Morgan Museums!
Sneak peeks of past & current issues, numerous press, videos, social media, campaigns + our interactive smart phone map (in the 2nd week of May) can be found at ArtistsintheKitchen.org. Be sure to watch our HK:ArtiST Festival promos such as our Empire State Building art deco bar arts magazine launch party video!
Now, reach back for your share of inner sanctum details, creative f(r)iends depravity and abandon. We throw in the whole Hell’s Kitchen sink! We do however make allowances for discrete leaks…
Abbreviated P.R. Blurb:
Join our all FREE 8th annual HK: ArtiST weekend Midtown Festival May 13-15 all over Hell’s Kitchen. 3 all night Galas: continual live music, acts shows & play! Get a map on your smartphone & visit art(ists) in home studio galleries biz. group shows & special variety shows, cinema & exhibits by the Int’l Woman Artists Salon. 12-6 PM Saturday-Sunday during free 1 million strong 9th Avenue Int’l Food Festival!
After 6 PM starting FRIDAY 5/13–> 3 nights of no-cover parties for & with artists, performers & writers from our spin off Int’l arts & culture magazine is sold in 100’s of venues. Featuring all genres of entertainment, our art and free homemade and commercial snacks and desserts. In the back room of a large Ye Olde-style tavern and concert venue: Tobacco Road, 355 West 41st Street just East of 9th Avenue.
Invite all: See videos, numerous press/videos/publication & newsletter w/all inside info, get interactive MAP on smart devices 5/10 at: ArtistsintheKitchen.org.