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ChaShaMa Gala brings the best of the Art scene for a great cause


Chashama, a nonprofit helping to keep artists in NYC, will be hosting its annual Gala, Art is Everywhere, and after party on June 8th in Times Square. Nearly 1,000 guests will be encouraged to indulge their inner artist and creativity at the event which will feature interactive installations, environments, and performances from an eclectic mix of over 150 artists.

The June 8th gala will honor Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy; Sir Shadow, a longtime Chashama artist; and Joe McMillan, Chairman and CEO of DDG, a NYC-based condo developer. Chashama will celebrate the contributions these people have made to organization over the years.

4 Times Square, 22nd Floor

New York, NY Thursday

June 8, 2017

Gala: 6pm-9pm

After Party: 9pm-12pm

Chashama was founded by Anita Durst, who has been a member of the New York arts community for over 20 years. The organization supports artists and nurture creative communities in New York City, and beyond, by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate into spaces for artists to create, present and connect. Through free events, exhibitions, and artist programs and opportunities, Chashama keeps New York City culturally and artistically vibrant.

Supporting artists and nurturing creative communities. Partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate into creative space. Providing artists with space to create, present, and connect.

2017 Annual Highlights:

150 Presentations.

Our presentation spaces allow artists to exhibit visual art, dance performances, and music for free.

20+ Locations.

We programmed 20+ locations with visual and performing artists throughout New York City.

$82k Grants.

Over $82,000 in grants and stipends were made to artists.

1000+ Artists.

We grant free and affordable space to create and present to over 1000 artists.

144 Studios.

One of the largest affordable studio programs in New York City with spaces in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.

22 Years.

Founded in 1995, chashama is the largest provider of affordable space for artists in New York City.

$1.5 Million.

Worth of real estate transformed into space to create and present.

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