The Chelsea Arts District in Manhattan is one of the most vital and vibrant art districts in the world.
There are around 1,500 art galleries in New York City operating at any given time.
In Manhattan you find them in Soho, Tribecca, Chelsea, The Village, the Lower East Side, and on 57th Street. There are also galleries in Brooklyn, Queens, and the other boroughs.
New York City Art Galleries: Chelsea Arts District
Below is a video of 25th street in the Chelsea Arts district of Manhattan. I walk down the street and you can see some of the galleries in this video.
The Chelsea Arts District is located along 10th and 11th avenues in Manhattan from 29th street down to around 12th street.
There are around 300 art galleries operating in various buildings throughout the district.
Many of the buildings were once commercial manufacturing, warehouse and storage facilities. The open spaces within the existing buildings make them a perfect choice for renovation into art galleries.
Secrets of New York City Art Galleries
In my eBook “Secrets to Selling Art,” I give you the basics to understand the gallery hierarchy in large art markets such as the Chelsea arts district in New York City.
This is one of the main chapters in my ebook. And I go into a lot of detail to describe the 4 main levels of galleries. These revolutionary ideas are my own and have come from years of examining the New York City art galleries.
I think it’s extremely important to understand the levels of galleries because I see so many artists get stuck in the lower level galleries.
Their careers don’t move forward because they don’t understand that they are operating in a very low-level gallery. A low-level gallery can’t help your career very much.
Here are some of the key factors that make up a true Level 4 art gallery:
- 10 years or longer in business
- Well connected with many major curators and art critics from major publications
- Many substantial art collectors who buy and fuel the gallery’s business
The whole point of your art career is to move up through the gallery hierarchy into the premier Level 4 galleries. You are not, of course, going to begin your career in a Level 4 gallery. B
ut your career path should certainly take you there in time. Secrets to Selling Art gives you a clear strategy for getting there.
You begin your career in Level 1 galleries and gain experience and mastery of your craft there. Then, in time, you will gain the necessary connections and skills that will move you to the Level 4 galleries.
Again, these points are covered in-depth in the ebook. I explain each gallery level and the steps you need to take to make it successfully through the hierarchy into the upper level art galleries.