The W.O.W Project Chinatown Art Brigade presents:
Chinatown: New York’s Newest Gallery Scene?
Tuesday, July 19th from 6:30-8:30 PM 26 Mott Street (Manhattan’s Chinatown)
+ Live Streaming at Silk Road Cafe @ 30 Mott Street

The Chinatown Art Brigade and W.O.W. Project are pleased to present the second conversation in W.O.W. Project’s summer series of workshops and discussions around NYC Chinatown, Then and Now.

Chinatown: New York’s Newest Gallery Scene? will address the wave of galleries that have opened in NY Chinatown, dramatically transforming this historic enclave into NY’s latest arts district.  Curators, local gallery owners, artists, arts practitioners and stakeholders will have an opportunity to discuss these recent changes and share their vision for the cultural and economic landscape of the neighborhood.

Panelists include Herb Tam, curator, Museum of Chinese in America, Michelle Maria Esteva,Chinatown Soup, special guests (TBA) and moderator Tomie Arai, artist member of the Chinatown Art Brigade.

The Chinatown Art Brigade was founded by artists Betty Yu, ManSee kong and Tomie Arai in 2016.  Their collaborative public art project, ‘Here to Stay’ will be a series of mobile outdoor projections based on oral histories, photography and video produced in collaboration with CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities to address themes of gentrification, displacement and community resilience in NY Chinatown.

The W.O.W Project’s mission is to raise cultural and historical awareness of the Chinatown community by facilitating the growth of innovative and creative community engagement ideas. The project aims to build a community of local businesses across generations and enable youth to shape the growth of Chinatown through public programming. 

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