Chelsea, New York, is on Manhattan Island, south of West 34th Street and the area known as Hell’s Kitchen; it is north of West 23rd Street and West Village; and lies to the west of 9th Avenue.
Chelsea is home to many art galleries and is renowned in New York as a centre for creativity. Following are the top 10 art galleries in Chelsea, although the selection should be regarded as subjective and a personal choice.
1. AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY
The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery is situated in 511 West 25th Street and throughout the year has glamorous gala openings to promote its exhibitions.
2. BARBARA GLADSTONE GALLERY
The Barbara Gladstone Gallery is located in 515 West 24th Street and there is also a gallery in 530 West 21st Street.
3. LUHRING AUGUSTINE GALLERY
The Luhring Augustine Gallery is in 531 West 24th Street and holds exhibitions for many of New York’s and the art world’s leading talents.
4. MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
The Matthew Marks Gallery is at 523 West 24th Street and displays the works of a good number of artists and holds both contemporary art and museum exhibitions.
5. GAGOSIAN GALLERY
The Gagosian Gallery is one of the most prestigious art exhibitors in New York with galleries in 555 West 24th Street, 522 West 21st Street, 980 Madison Avenue and there is a gallery on the west coast of the USA at 456 North Camden Drive in Beverly Hills.
6. BRYCE WOLKOWITZ GALLERY
The Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is located 501 West 26th Street and is open from 10am to 6pm except in July and August when it closes at 5pm.
7. MAGNAN PROJECTS GALLERY
The Magnan Projects Gallery is at 317 Tenth Avenue and is one of the most recent galleries to open. It opened an exhibition entitled ‘Chelsea visits Havana’ which was the first American art exhibition in Cuba for 50 years.
8. KING DAVID ART GALLERY
The King David Art Gallery is at 128 West 23rd Street and are custom framers for most of the leading galleries. The gallery also holds small exhibitions.
9. INTERART GALLERY
The InterArt Gallery is situated at 225 10th Ave and exhibits a charming, eclectic range of works including paintings by European surrealist artists.
10. MH ART & FRAMING GALLERY
The MH Art & Framing Gallery is based at 9 West 20th Street and is a quality framer of both original art and limited edition prints. Works by artists are displayed and are available for purchase.