Soho may have started the New York art scene decades ago, but with the fancy restaurants, expensive clothing stores, and designer shoe shops that moved in, it seems this artists’ stomping ground has gone commercial. Thankfully, the world of cutting-edge art is still alive and well in the Big Apple. It just changed neighborhoods.
Chelsea has been crowned the new home of edgy art. The galleries here offer provocative contemporary art installations by some of the best emerging artists working across America and internationally today. But this isn’t the place to just see some pretty paintings. Amazing art, terrible art, the work that makes you think, and the work that makes you ill are all here for the viewing, which is why you’ll need an expert at your side.
Heidi Lee is as deeply entrenched in the art world as you can get. When she isn’t traveling around the international art scene or advising wealthy clients on their next art purchase, she’s here to help you make sense of it all. Visit some of Chelsea’s best galleries with Heidi and you’ll walk away with a better understanding of the current art scene, what makes something “art,” and why Chelsea is the new hot spot. Top things off with a drink at Boutique Eat Shop, the watering hole and restaurant for New York’s hippest art crowd that includes a preview of their latest art installation by local artists. Discuss what you liked, what you didn’t, and what it all means.
If you’re an art lover, this is a great experience for you. If you’re new to the art scene, then this is an even better experience for you. Either way, find out what all the buzz is about in Chelsea.