The ninth annual Harlem Art Walk Tour (HAWT™) will happen once again in October. The event kicks off with an Artist Reception on Friday, October 11 from 7:30-9:30 PM at Artist & Craftsman Supply, 2108 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. The actual walking tour, which is free, takes place the following day Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 from noon to 6pm at more than forty venues throughout Central Harlem.
Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the cornerstone of the event, and the starting point where Guidebooks and information will be distributed to tour participants. The tour will feature the work of more than 60 artists living and working in Harlem, as well as environmental tours and workshops, and educational outreach.
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Harlem’s Casa Frela Gallery will be hosting a Harlem Art Walk Tour Fundraiser (HAWT™) with Silent Auction on Saturday, April 13th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the gallery’s space at 47 West 119th Street. The fundraiser will feature the works of selected HAWT™ 2013 participating artists, each donating a piece of their work, which will then be offered up for auction to raise funds for the Harlem Art Walk Tour this coming October. The event is open to the public, and free to attend! Refreshments will be served.
HAWT™ Artist’s donated works will be on display at Casa Frela Gallery from April 1st through April 13th . Visitors will have the chance to view the artwork up to 2 weeks prior to the event.
See past blog coverage on the Harlem Art Walk.
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MillionTreesNYC will be giving a tree care workshop for the Harlem community on April 6th at Casa Frela Gallery, 47 West 119th Street, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
The workshop will run 2 hours and consist of two parts. The first part will be 30-40 minutes and will take place in the gallery, covering the importance of trees, tree care, and the reasons behind Million Trees NYC’s mission to plant a million more trees throughout the five boroughs. Part 2 of the workshop will be hands-on, where attendees will go outside and actively steward the two new trees on 119th Street — and beyond, time-permitting. At the end of the workshop if attendees pledge to care for a new tree in their neighborhood, Million Trees NYC will give them a free toolkit (collapsible watering bucket, trowel, weeder tool, and cultivator) and a tree care manual with step by step guide to caring for their tree.
To learn more about MillionTreesNYC, visit their website.
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There is so much happening in the month of October in Harlem. Love it! In addition to the Harlem Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 6, there is the annual Harlem Art Walk Tour. This weekend event provides an opportunity to walk around Central Harlem Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, from 12 pm to 6 pm. The tour features the work of more than 80 artists living and working in Harlem.
Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the starting point where maps will be distributed to tour participants. The maps highlight the various stops on the walking tour including open artist studios, museums, and cultural and historic venues. All forms of art will be featured including sculptures, ceramics, painting, photographs, etchings and prints and textiles.
For further information about the tour please visit the Casa Frela Gallery website or call the information hotline at 212-722-8577.
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Jun 13, 2011 @ 9:00
June is Pride Month. Let me be more clear, it is Harlem Pride Month and that’s when there are an array of special events dedicated to the LGBT community. One event opened this past weekend hosted by the Casa Frela Gallery called Living in Color, a unique exhibition and performance installation celebrating both Harlem Pride and the pride of LGBT artists of color throughout New York City.
Living in Color features an exhibition of photography, acrylic paintings, ink drawings, mixed-media, water colors, collages and even a toy theater. The exhibit opened on June 11 and will run daily from noon to 4 p.m. through June 30.
General viewing of the exhibit is free. On June 18, the performances are ticketed. It is $15 general admission and $20 for artists wishing to illustrate female and male live models during a two-hour drawing session. Check for updates on the Casa Frela Gallery website.
A portion of the proceeds from the performances and from the sale of the exhibited art will be donated to charities that support educational opportunities for communities of color and/or provide therapeutic support for LGBT youth of color.
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Mar 6, 2011 @ 20:44
For three consecutive weekends, Casa Frela Gallery will be hosting a trunk show that will feature several artists from Harlem. Starting this Saturday, March 12, view and purchase items from artists, such as watercolorist Lynn Lieberman, Angelic Artistry, Michele Bidault, Jan Blackett, Daria Dorosh, jeweler Arleen Geller and more, until April 2. The admission is FREE and doors will open at noon closing at 4 PM each day.
Casa Frela Gallery is located at 47 West 119th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenue.
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