What is better than a summer block party? You got some tunes blasting out, cold drinks and rollicking company to cool yourself off. However, if it is done in the gallery row of West 24th Street then it is just the best thing ever since refrigeration and ice in a bag. Last July 11th – AF came down the block and found the art loving throng milling about enjoying the sidewalk DJ, food trucks (LUKE’s Lobster Roll – thanks Nick!), cold beverages and popping in the galleries is just the cherry on top. We managed to slip in at some galleries in the vicinity and the diverse selection was awesome just as much as the various denizens outside coloring the gallery row this part of Chelsea. For us at AF, we treat Thursday night as church but it is okay at times to enjoy the Bacchanalian feast and twist that this art neighborhood pulls off with enthusiasm last July 11th. Sometimes, Chelsea can wipe off the high gloss and let its hair down to just have FUN! AF camera funster, Max Noy, shot the block long soiree and all that action – well, we can atone for our indiscretions the next church night. This is hands down one of the best ways to cool down this summer!
Mike Weiss Gallery. 520 West 24th Street. NYC, NY 10011.
Jack Shainman Gallery. 524 West 24th Street. NYC, NY 10011.
Freight + Volume. 530 West 24th Street. NYC, NY 10011.
text by: Oscar A. Laluyan
event photography by: Max Noy