HARLEM — A group of art spaces, galleries and businesses have banded together to launch the first-ever Harlem Arts Stroll, encouraging New Yorkers to explore the neighborhood's offerings through free gallery tours.
The event — which spans the neighborhood from West 110th to 160th Streets, between Lenox and Amsterdam avenues — aims to “introduce artists to the public [and] encourage the public to come and see art,” its organizers said.
Kicking off on Saturday, June 17, the stroll will feature an array exhibitions at local galleries and runs the third Saturday of every month through October. It was organized by the Calabar Gallery, at 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Saturday's kickoff will feature the following free exhibitions, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.:
► Chief Nike Okundaye: An Odyssey Through the Years
Where: LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
► Sanu Da Zuwa by Musah Swallah, A Solo Exhibition
Where: Calabar Gallery, 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
► Deborah Singletary
Where: 2494 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
► Laura Gadson
Where: Gadson Gallery, 225 West 134th St.
► La Maison d’Art
Where: 259 West 132nd St.
For more information and to register for the stroll, visit the website.