Redwood Property Group and Independent New York are pleased to share a new partnership to support the burgeoning Tribeca gallery community. The first annual Tribeca Gallery Walk is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 10th from 10AM-1PM during the international art fair, Independent New York taking place concurrently and within proximity. Showcasing partner galleries, the initiative will conclude with a special panel NeTA : Tribeca’s New Gallery Landscape moderated by Artnet contributor Eileen Kinsella, with founders, historians, key stakeholders, art world luminaries, collectors, pioneers and newcomers to the gallery community.
The new neighborhood identified as NeTA (Northeast Tribeca Arts), is situated in a series of historic blocks within the larger geography of Tribeca. From the Broadway corridor to the east, to Church Street, and from Lispenard Street down to Leonard, this is a very special context of streets located in Tribeca’s most Northeast region. NeTA distinguishes this geographical area from what is typically associated with Tribeca’s residential area to the west of Varick Street. This new gallery neighborhood, anchored by Walker Street, is growing faster than any other area in the city for art and design industry tenants. The current home of Postmasters, Alexander & Bonin, Ortuzar Projects, Kerry Schuss, Bortolami Gallery and others will be joined in the coming months by Artists Space, Andrew Kreps Gallery, kauffman repetto James Cohan Gallery (also on Walker Street) and CANADA, as well.
Jonathan Travis, partner of Redwood Property Group, represented the majority of the galleries on their recent moves to NeTA, an acronym he coined. Jonathan saw the area’s potential as something that would be of interest to established galleries considering a move out of West Chelsea. “West Chelsea has experienced and continues to undergo massive changes due to over-development that most gallery owners are not keen on. Northeast Tribeca represents an exciting alternative to West Chelsea due to numerous integral features such as beautiful cast iron architecture, great building bones, modestly priced ground floor spaces, highly usable lower level spaces, and close proximity to nearly every subway line. Essentially, everything about the neighborhood made sense.”
The walk is part tour experience, part festival of gallery programming, and a few highlight exhibitions to be announced, with over ten of the most important contemporary art and design galleries from various generations, as well as non-profit organizations. They will open with select activations relating to their exhibitions on view during Armory/Independent Arts week.
In the coming weeks, the Tribeca Gallery Walk will release a web domain, an interactive gallery map, refreshments and programs along the walk, and a list of notable exhibitions and programs along with details about the panel Q&A.
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