LMCC presents the 22nd annual River To River Festival, Downtown NYC’s Free Summer Arts Festival is June 9 - 18, 2023!

This year’s River To River Festival marks the organization’s 50th anniversary. In honor of the milestone, the 2023 event series features many LMCC alumni working across disciplines, with a captivating array of dance, performance,  public art installations, historic tours, and live music that reflects the interdisciplinary ethos of LMCC.

The Arts Center Café is Opening on Saturday, May 27!

The Arts Center Café powered by Great Performances will be open starting Saturday, May 27 every Friday through Sunday from 12-6pm, serving beer and wine as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks and a light fare of wraps and snacks such as cheese and charcuterie boards and crudité with beet hummus.

Announcing 2023 Exhibitions at The Arts Center at Governors Island!

The Arts Center at Governors Island opens on Saturday May 6, 2023!

The 2023 exhibition season takes inspiration from LMCC’s long history as a supporter of the arts through the theme of the passage of time. Each exhibition offers different perspectives on the ways in which artists respond to ideas about time such as personal history, the legacies of activism, objects we collect, intergenerational relationships, and more.

About LMCC

Founded as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community. Since 1973, LMCC has been the champion for independent artists in New York City and the cultural life force of Lower Manhattan.

Resources for Artists

Our arts service programs include residencies, grants, workshops, and professional training for artists from all disciplines and practices.

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The Arts Center at Governors Island

The Arts Center at Governors Island is a new incubator for cultural experimentation and gathering space to exchange in dialogue. This space serves artists and the public alike.

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River To River

Presented by LMCC, River To River is Downtown New York City’s completely free summer arts festival.

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