LMCC empowers artists and small arts groups by offering space, financial resources, and professional and creative development opportunities. We support artists working in all disciplines in order to advance and sustain their practice and career. Our public engagement initiatives — including the River To River Festival — engage, provoke, and transform audiences. We celebrate cultural experiences that are representative of all stages of the creative process and present them for free in unexpected places.

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We work in partnership with artists, community organizations, and civic, corporate, and cultural leaders to build vibrant communities that are at the forefront of arts and culture. Together, we foster artistic growth and long-term sustainability that invigorate our diverse neighborhoods Downtown and reach communities throughout Manhattan and the wider NYC metro region.

All of our programs are FREE because of our visionary supporters who understand the fundamental relationship between cultural vibrancy and quality of life and the cultural vibrancy that occurs by making the arts accessible to all. Thank you again for your support.


  • Join a robust network of individuals from across the business and arts sectors who share a passion for both the arts and the growing community in Lower Manhattan;
  • Gain access to exclusive open studio previews, art receptions, and premier events that provide unique opportunities to meet artists, the City’s cultural leaders, and Lower Manhattan stakeholders; and,
  • Have the opportunity to participate in programs and forums that address sustainability practices in the arts, the development of Lower Manhattan’s cultural identity, and the future of Downtown.