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Geography and IdentityExternal

Animal Adventures

At Inwood Art Works Pop-Up Gallery, curator Aaron Simms challenged local artists to submit two-dimensional works of the same size on the theme “Bridging the Invisible Divide.” The fifty-one works selected constitute part of an ongoing dialogue; one can find attempts here to distinguish the east side from the west side of Broadway or to extinguish the notion of a divide altogether.

Raw for ReelExternal

Focus on Photography

Aaron Simms walked Inwood’s major corridors, looking for space. First Dyckman Street, then Broadway toward 207. That’s when he saw it: an empty storefront that would make the perfect pop-up art gallery.

Films, photographs, and more: Interview with Aaron Simms of Inwood Art WorksExternal

New York City is famous for being one of the most artistically active and culturally diverse cities in all the world, yet–somewhat surprisingly–certain communities lack artistic institutions such as galleries, theaters, museums, workshops, and other such creative establishments and opportunities.

Noting this disparity, Aaron Simms decided to create Inwood Art Works; a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing all forms of art to Inwood residents.

City Invests $1.2M to Boost Inwood Small Business, Beautification ProjectsExternal

Upper Manhattan got $1.23 million through the Neighborhood 360° program, a three-year grant to “meet locally identified needs,” which it will share with the Washington Heights Business Improvement District (BID) and organizations like the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), Inwood Art Works, Northern Manhattan Arts and Culture (NMAC) and Friends of Inwood Hill Park

Film Works Alfresco debuts in InwoodExternal

Film Works Alfresco

Film Works Alfresco is a curated film series that will present both independent and popular films that have local relevance and cultural significance to the Northern Manhattan community.

A Film Festival Grows in InwoodExternal

At the northern tip of Manhattan — just a stone’s throw from a public park that contains the largest swath of natural forest remaining on the island — the Inwood Film Festival has quietly taken root.

Inwood Film Festival – Radio SpotExternal

The second annual Inwood Film Festival is screening 22 short and feature films during this weekend at the Campbell Sports Center in Northern Manhattan.

Lights, camera… InwoodExternal

Lights, camera... Inwood

Two tree leaves meet. They become lovers. What happens to the survivor when one is ripped to pieces? Find out at the second annual Inwood Film Festival.

Inwood Film Festival ReturnsExternal

The first-ever Inwood Film Festival is back bigger and better, doubling in size this year with two feature films, 22 shorter-length films under a half-hour long, two post-feature conversations with directors, after-parties and an award ceremony.