River To River, LMCC’s annual summer festival, was created in the aftermath of 9/11 with the intention to heal and celebrate New Yorkers’ resiliency through the power of art.
For almost 20 years, this principle is the driving force behind our festival that remains free and open to all to this day.
Responding to the challenges of this present moment, LMCC and the founding partners of River To River have reimagined River To River 2020. We have invited four artists who explore social practice to create new works for New Yorkers as we navigate these uncharted waters together.
These projects have been reconfigured to channel important artistic voices to wide-ranging audiences with projects that start through virtual connection and lead to moments of physical presence, and public artworks that can be witnessed in open spaces over time.
Click on the images below to view each project.
River To River 2020: Four Voices is curated by Lili Chopra and Nanette Nelms in partnership with the founding partners of the festival.
Supporters of River To River 2020: Four Voices
History of the River To River Festival
River To River was created in the aftermath of 9/11 with the intention to heal and celebrate New Yorkers’ resiliency through to the power of art. For almost 20 years, this principle has been the driving force behind this unique festival, totally free and open to all.
The festival has always been a celebration of what is possible when artistic creativity, cultural institutions, civic bodies and corporate entities come together in mutual support, and we recognize the importance of this ecosystem to the health, vibrancy and future of our city.
“As reliable as the tide but considerably less predictable, a deep dive into the sheer volume of events scheduled for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River To River Festival will leave your head swimming with ways to soak in this annual genre-blurring, boundary-bursting celebration of dance, music, theater, and visual art.”