About Artists Unite
Artists Unite is a nonprofit organization that serves and supports the artistic community of Washington Heights-Inwood in New York City, NY. We aim to link artists of all disciplines, creating a broad-based, multi-cultural arts community, and strengthen the connection between the artists and the community. We will further develop the artistic community by providing a network of resources, artist development programs, performance and exhibition opportunities, and community-based arts initiatives. Artists Unite will encourage the creation and development of innovative, imaginative, and unconventional works while being mindful of the richness of our arts traditions. Additionally, by tapping into the wealth of talent available in Washington Heights-Inwood, we will provide a variety of easily accessible programs designed to build audiences, develop arts appreciation, and nurture creativity while addressing the complex cultural make-up of our neighborhood
Artists Unite was founded in 2002 by a group of Washington Heights artists. In 2003, The organization solicited a steering committee from among its membership. Later that year, Artists Unite applied for incorporation and is in the process of applying for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.
From its inception, Artist Unite has developed exciting programming in Washington Heights and Inwood.
An ongoing exhibition that invites artists from around the world to be part of an artistic dialog (see the OnLine Gallery). Artists submit a piece of work created at 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time every Friday plus a statement about the most important thing on their mind right now. 2004-ongoing
Here: This OnLine Exhibition, 2004
Uptown Jamboree 2005
Artists Unite produced three concerts in October in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights. The concerts were in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks. The second concert coincided with celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Park. The third featured New Orleans-influenced sounds of the Hoodudes and benefited victims of Hurricane Katrina.
-Hot Nights, Cool Sounds 2002-2004
Hot Nights, Cool Sounds annual summer concert series in Bennet Park was produced by Artists Unite for the last three years, featuring Karen Hudson River Band, Yewande, Aaron Scott's No Cover, The Howlin' Thurstons, Annette Aguilar and Stringbeans, Dixie BeeLiners, Salrumba with Carlos Ponce, Andres Laprida Group, Dafnis Prieto Quartet, Combo Nuvo, Jim Cifelli and Friends, Alta Classica, and The Chris Washburne Quartet
-New York Presbyterian ART Project
The NYPART project delivers art, music, meditation as recreational therapy to patients in Milstein (9 Garden South). We have successfully offered patients relief from isolation as well as a means to reflect and to express themselves. As artists and teachers, we offer a variety of art projects to patients for two hours each week. 2003-ongoing.
-Uptown Arts Stroll, 2003-2004
Artists Unite collaborated with Community Board 12, The Manhattan Times and other organizations in staging the Stroll, which converted 50 businesses and organization's spaces into a gallery. The opening featured a group show of participants and a fireworks-topped gala.
Art Exhibition, 2003
Unite Exhibition in conjunction with Community Day, 2002
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Artists Unite is incorporated in the State of New York.
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This Web site has been made possible by a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.