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The Armory, Fountain Art Fair and PopUp Party at Fred Torres Gallery Recap

Fountain Art Fair at the Armory Downtown Lexington Avenue
Fountain Art Fair at the Armory Downtown Lexington Avenue
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The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory featured seventy-two of the nation's leading art galleries presenting their best museum-quality works of art from the 19th, 20th and cutting-edge 21st century. The cost of admission was $25.00 per day with proceeds benefitting the Henry Street Settlement.

In 1893, the Henry Street Settlement was formed by progressive leader, Lillian Wald on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The organization provides social services, health and art care programs along with an additional 45 focusing on shelter, supportive services for homeless families and survivors of domestic violence.

To learn more, volunteer or donate, please visit:

The Art Show at the Armory showcased selected works by rising artists along with more prominent, well-known artists with mixed mediums: drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture. Please visit: for more information.

Downtown, the 69th Regiment Armory at 68 Lexington Avenue hosted a VIP Press Preview to benefit the Detroit Institute of Arts. 80 plus galleries included individual artists, performers and artist collectives.

A variety of interactive installations introduced several new series and panel discussions. The big buzz was around DJ Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a dance party with NYC collective The Deep.

The exhibitors included local New York galleries as well as ones from across the globe including: France, Japan, South Korea, Croatia, Canada, Austria, Germany and the United States. For a complete list of sponsors and participants, please visit:

The Armory Arts weekend wrapped-up nicely over in Chelsea at the Fred Torres Gallery for the PopUp Party complete with waffles and champagne. Guests enjoyed the first warm Spring-like day of the year sipping mimosas and nibbling on Dean and Deluca cinnamon rolls and gourmet breads. The dj made the afternoon relaxing as well as inviting. The event was set to run from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., but the crowd lingered on until early evening! The PopUp Party was hosted by RePop Room and Freide+Co. The gallery owners and staff at The Fred Torres Gallery was neighborly as well as friendly. Please visit: to find out hours and location.

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