Join us for the 17th Annual River To River Festival, June 15-24

Of Granite and Glass choreographed by Catherine Galasso, River To River 2018.
Photo by Victoria Sendra featuring Mei Yamanaka and Doug LeCours.

About LMCC

Founded in 1973 as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.


Resources for Artists

As an arts service organization, our programs include residencies, grants, workshops, professional training, and opportunities for public presentation.

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Public Programs

Our Public Programs highlight the role artists play in our communities. We connect audiences to creative practices, ideas, and art forms across disciplines.

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Arts Center at Governors Island

Currently under construction, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island will reopen in 2019 and serve artists and the public alike.

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June Newsletter

June 1, 2018

The 2018 River To River Festival begins June 15! The city’s best free summer arts festival returns! From June 15-24, LMCC’s River To River Festival will enliven 40 unique sites, venues, and landmarks across Lower Manhattan with dance, musical performances, visual art, and other activities and events. The festival is completely free and open to the public…

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Studio in the Park Artist-in-Residence Announced

June 1, 2018

Congratulations to Seward Park’s newest artist-in-residence! Many congratulations go to the artist collective Art Parley (Sue Jeong Ka and Melissa Liu), this summer’s Studio in the Park artist-in-residence in Seward Park! From July 1 to August 15, Art Parley will use a 150 square foot mobile studio space to explore the 2018 residency themes of immigration,…

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