This we know to be true. Artists come to New York to create. Art lovers come to New York to discover. The two compulsions are strong and they've shared a mutually beneficial relationship for decades as the flow of talent runs unabated and the hunger obsession for finding that which is beautiful, inspiring and thought-provoking in art is an unquenchable one.
We've long prided ourselves on creating a place where art lives and thrives. With our return to Chelsea Market this month, we've intentionally sought to amp up the arts within the market mix. It's not just a Chelsea thing. It's a belief thing and it's a mission thing and, quite simply, it's something we need to do because market life wouldn't be interesting without art.
Over the next several weeks, there will be several new visual and mixed media artists joining the Artists & Fleas family at Chelsea Market. NYC artists like illustrator and painter Ray Sumser and photographer Matt Schwartz of She Hit Pause Studios join folks like Mike Lindwasser, Faune Yerby and Kevin Marcell in blowing up our arts quotient.
Art is everywhere. Look up and look around.