The Lower East Side continues to become more and more of an arts destination with each passing year. There are over 100 galleries which currently populate the area, most of which feature contemporary art. This influx of art in the area continues to promote regional creativity and the exploration of thoughtful output. Oftentimes, the galleries will come together to coincide their seasonal openings and bring people out en masse to experience this thriving scene.

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ABC No Rio

156 Rivington Street

ABC No Rio is a collectively-run center for art and activism. They are known internationally as a venue for oppositional culture. ABC No Rio was founded in 1980 by artists committed to political and social engagement and we retain these … Continued


Abrazo Interno (CSV)

107 Suffolk Street

A gallery located inside of Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center.


Abrons Arts Center

466 Grand St

The Abrons Arts Center brings innovative artistic excellence to Manhattan’s Lower East Side through diverse, cutting-edge performances; exhibitions/artist residencies; classes and workshops for all ages, including pre-professional training for youth; and arts-in-education programming at public schools. Some of the most … Continued

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Anastasia Photo Gallery

166 Orchard Street

Anastasia Photo specializes in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. The gallery space also serves as a center for discussion and portfolio review. Anastasia Photo connects a related philanthropic organization to every exhibition.    


Aragon Art Gallery

172 Norfolk Street

Contemporary art gallery located inside of the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center.



84 Orchard St

Contemporary art gallery.


Bitforms Gallery

131 Allen Street

Bitforms Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition at a new storefront location on Allen Street with R. Luke DuBois. The works explore a wide range of subjects including Ringling circus acrobats, William S. Burroughs, and musicians of the … Continued



29C Ludlow Street

Contemporary art gallery.


BOSI Contemporary Gallery

48 Orchard

BOSI Contemporary was established by Sandro Bosi, art dealer based in Rome, London and New York. Active in both primary and secondary markets, the gallery focuses its attention on creating a dynamic space for artists to realize their visions.  



55 Delancey St NY, NY 10002

Contemporary art gallery.


Callicoon Fine Arts

124 Forsyth Street (between Delancey and Broome Streets) New York, NY 10002

Fine art gallery.

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Castle Fitzjohns

98 Orchard Street

A 3,000 square foot two story locale situated in Manhattan’s Lower East Side (LES), Castle Fitzjohns Gallery represents a wide range of emerging and mid-career artists, as well as select secondary market pieces from our collection. Castle Fitzjohns has a … Continued


Central Booking

21 Ludlow Street

The gallery for Artist’s books and more…  


CollectiCo Gallery

322 Grand Street (at Orchard)

CollectiCo is a contemporary pop-up fine art gallery with a few artisan-made objects, too.  Central ideas of the show concern collection and abundance.  Frequent curatorial rotation of the work will generate ineffable echoes of the best experiences in New York; … Continued


Cuchifritos Gallery

@ Essex Street Market / 120 Essex Street

Cuchifritos Gallery & Project Space is a program of Artists Alliance Inc, an artist and curator-centered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting emerging and underrepresented contemporary artists on the Lower East Side. Established in 2001, Cuchifritos provides exhibition opportunities to … Continued


Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

120 Essex Street, (Essex Market booth 15)

Cuchifritos is a program of Artists Alliance Inc and provides exhibition opportunities to independent curators, emerging & underrepresented artists. Located inside the Essex


Culture Fix

9 Clinton Street

Gallery, bar, and live exhibition space.



127 Henry Street

Dispatch is a New York-based curatorial partnership between Howie Chen and Gabrielle Giattino established in 2007. Dispatch offers a model for curatorial production: an office for receiving and originating exhibitions, projects, and concepts treated as time-sensitive transmissions. Responding to a … Continued


DODGE gallery

15 Rivington Street

Contemporary art gallery.


Eleven Rivington

11 Rivington Street

Contemporary art gallery located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood.


Essex Street

114 Eldridge Street

 Contemporary art gallery.


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24 Spring Street

gallery nine5 is a vital space for groundbreaking, established artists to exhibit their work in the epicenter of the art world. Committed to the exploration of contemporary art, the gallery stages exhibitions that examine the work of a distinct array … Continued