The Arts Center at Governors Island Reopens Saturday, July 13 with Exciting Free Summer Programs and Exhibitions!

We are thrilled to announce that The Arts Center at Governors Island will be reopening next Saturday, July 13 with an exciting summer lineup! Free public programming and exhibitions will run from July through September.

Join us next Saturday, July 13 for an opening of the exhibition Love Tapes by Wendy Clarke, first exhibited as a part of LMCC’s World Views residency program in 1980 at the World Trade Center as well as for the final Open Studios of the current Arts Center Artists-in-Residence.

Time-Based Moments with Our Session One Arts Center Residents at Open Studios!

Join us as we celebrate the reopening of our public season with an exciting opportunity to explore the studios of our Session One Center Residents on Saturday, July 13.

Engage with the artists, learn about their creative processes, and experience captivating time-based performances.

Thank you for another beautiful year of River To River Festival!

What a joy it was to unite our artists and audience at The Arts Center at Governors Island and across Lower Manhattan's parks, buildings, and plazas during this year's River To River Festival!

As we conclude our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we want to thank you and our amazing partners and funders for supporting the work of incredible artists, and being part of our LMCC community!

June 2024 Grantee Events

Experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees and their events this month. Be sure to keep an eye out for events taking place as a part of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s 2024 Uptown Arts Stroll, indicated in the descriptions of participating grantee events.

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.

Open Studios, Take Care Series, July 2023, Photo by Roshni Khatri

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LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island, Location: New York NY, Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Adamson Associates Architects

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 Festival

The River To River Festival is a free summer arts festival, celebrating artistic and creative diversity in public spaces in Lower Manhattan.

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