Galleries

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

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Abrazo Interno (CSV)

107 Suffolk Street

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

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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

143 Ludlow 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.    

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Aragon Art Gallery

172 Norfolk Street

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

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ARTIFACT

84 Orchard St

Contemporary art gallery.

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Betty Cuningham Gallery

15 Rivington

The Betty Cuningham Gallery is located on the Lower East Side, at 15 Rivington Street, between the Bowery and Chrystie Street.

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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

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Blackston

29C Ludlow Street

Contemporary art gallery.

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Boesky East

20 Clinton Street

Marianne Boesky Gallery was established in 1996 in SoHo, New York City.  Since its inception, the Gallery has been committed to supporting the work of emerging and mid-career international artists of all media.

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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.  

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Brennan&Griffin

55 Delancey St NY, NY 10002

Contemporary art gallery.

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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

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Castor Gallery

254 Broome Street

Located in New York City’s Lower East Side, Castor Gallery features solo and group shows by young contemporary artists.

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Causey Contemporary

29 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002

Mission: Causey Contemporary cultivates and represents contemporary artists from their emergence through their maturity. We are dedicated to helping collectors understand and enjoy their artworks within historical, cultural and social contexts. Our mission is to nourish dialogue and relationships between … Continued

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Causey Contempory

29 Orchard St.

Mission: Causey Contemporary cultivates and represents contemporary artists from their emergence through their maturity. We are dedicated to helping collectors understand and enjoy their artworks within historical, cultural and social contexts. Our mission is to nourish dialogue and relationships between … Continued

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Central Booking

21 Ludlow Street

The gallery for Artist’s books and more…  

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City Bird

191 Henry St

We are a microcosmos of creative visions. A space found and run by artists for artists. Creators are invited to unleash and transform the space and we are here to help facilitate this creative play.

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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

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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

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Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

120 Essex Street, (Essex Market booth 15)

Cuchifritos provides exhibition opportunities to emerging and underrepresented artists and curators. Its location inside the Essex Street Market creates an opportunity to directly engage with the local community about contemporary art.

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Denny Gallery

261 Broome Street

Denny Gallery specializes in work by emerging artists whose practices are interdisciplinary, process-oriented, aware of their social and institutional contexts, and engaged with contemporary issues, materials and technologies.

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Dispatch/Bureau

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

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DODGE gallery

15 Rivington Street

Contemporary art gallery.