OPEN STUDIOS presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

through September 25
Saturdays, Sundays

OPEN STUDIOS presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in The Arts Center at Governors Island (Building 110) September 24–25

All events are free and open to all. No RSVP required.

Open Studios with Process Space Artists-in-Residence

Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, September 25 from 12:00 –5:00pm

Over the course of a weekend, audiences can roam through the studios of the former army warehouse turned LMCC’s Arts Center to experience a variety of in-progress and completed visual, literary, and performing art works. There will be painting, sketch, new media, writing, theater, dance and performance art projects sure to inspire new ideas and perspectives, and provide an avenue for artists and audiences to engage in dialogue.

During Open Texts on Sat, Sep. 24 at 3:30pm, audiences can hear readings of short stories, novel excerpts, and other writings that artists have created during their residency.

Please note: some works may include sensitive material.

Open Studios with Netta Yerushalmy

Sunday, September 25 from 2:30–3:30pm

Dance artist and choreographer, Netta Yerushalmy welcomes audiences to experience parts of her newest work-in-progress, Paramodernities, a meditation on different tracks of modernity or modernism within and beyond the purview of dance. The project is a series of dance-experiments generated through a systematic deconstruction of landmark modern dance choreographies.

In Open Studios, Yerushalmy and her fellow collaborators will be working on Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham installments.

Open Studios with Lileana Blain-Cruz

Sunday, September 25 from 3:30–4:30pm

Eating! Dancing! Sweating! Prophesies! Confetti! A Beheading! It’s a birthday party! Inspired loosely by the Oscar Wilde play, the Strauss opera, The Rite of Spring, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Paris is Burning, and the bible, SALOME explores the gladiator sport of watching a young girl transform into sex symbol and mad woman in the midst of an imminent apocalypse.

In Open Studios, audiences can experience parts of this work-in-progress by theater director Lileana Blain-Cruz


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm