Art Works

Inwood Art Works strives to showcase and celebrate the amazing local artistic talent by organizing curated contemporary exhibitions of established and emerging artists from the Inwood community. We hope to eventually establish a permanent gallery space as part of a cultural arts hub in Northern Manhattan.

Meanwhile, we continue to find temporary exhibit space where we can. From November 2018 to late January 2019, we created the pop-up Inwood Gallery in a vacant retail space on Broadway and hosted exhibitions from professional and amateur artists, music and stage acts from local performers. It provided a vital forum for local arts groups and artists to meet and interact with the local community.

Inwood Gallery
My Neighbor, The Artist exhibition, 2018 (photo: Sirin Samman)

The Gallery hosted 24 performance and community events alongside three major exhibitions: Elevated Lines by photographer Bruce Katz, the visual arts extravaganza My Neighbor, the Artist, and fundraising auction What the World Needs Now, featuring dozens of works by local amateurs and professionals.

Last year we hosted over 30 art and community events throughout June at Culture Hub, a disused former nightclub that we transformed into a temporary art, performance, and meeting space. It included a local-artist exhibition and fundraising auction, Taking Charge of Change, circus and comedy acts, musical performances from jazz to opera, and countless opportunities for locals to get their hands dirty — from painting lessons to pizza tasting.

Culture Hub
The War Games exhibition at Culture Hub, June 2018

In 2017 we created the first incarnation of the Inwood Gallery pop-up and hosted two major exhibitions presenting work from 59 visual artists including photographers, painters, and digital artists. Focus on Photography celebrated the work of over a dozen Inwood photographers. Bridging the Invisible Divide was a local artist exhibition and fundraising auction for Inwood Art Works designed to bridge “The Broadway Divide” and present Northern Manhattan as a unified neighborhood. Over 50 current or former Inwood and Washington Heights visual artists were featured, including one talented nine year old!

Focus on Photography
Focus on Photography exhibition, October 2017

There were more than 2500 visitors over the 34 days the unique gallery space was open during October and November 2017, during which we also organized dozens of live events in the pop-up gallery space, from visual artist panels and artist brunches to live music, improv, and film screenings, many of which were free to the community.

Artists with questions about submitting their work for consideration in our future events should contact us. We’re also always eager to hear from local businesses or institutions that are able to host exhibitions of local artistic talent, and if your a local photographer — professional or amateur — you can connect with fellow photographers through our Photography Club.

Upcoming Art Works Events

There are no upcoming Art Works events at this time. Check back soon.