Our free, public programming aims to spur reflection, dialogue and action


Exhibition Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 25, 6-8PM

Join us as we celebrate the socially engaged artists, makers, designers and advocacy organizations participating in the Art and Social Activism Festival

thursday “town hall” discussion series

Thursdays, September 26 / October 3 / October 10 / October 17

Each Thursday evening during the festival, we invite audience members, on-site and online, to ask questions of community concern to key figures from the arts, advocacy and social service arenas

friday “take action NIGHTS”

Fridays, October 11 / October 18

Organizational representatives from Citizen Action of New York will share ways to get involved as the 2020 U.S. election approaches, and lead phone-banking sessions and canvas training

Saturday “Activist Performance” Series

Saturdays, September 28 / October 5 / October 12 / October 19

Join us for evenings of dance, poetry, comedy and film centered around social activism

Participatory Art Workshop Series

Social practice artist Julia Rooney leads participants in the creation of a socially engaged art piece to be debuted at the close of the festival

Every Wednesday through Sunday from September 25 to October 20 from 11am to 7pm

Socially engaged designers and makers will display their ethical products for sale in an adjacent gallery to the exhibition, creating a visual dialogue with the art works on view

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