OPENING RECEPTION • May 3rd • 6-9pm
Portal, featuring dozens of artists, will be open to the public May 3-8 in the SOHO neighborhood of NYC at 435 Broome Street, NYC (between Broadway and Crosby).
Following its successful inaugural edition in 2016, Portal will return in a new location in Soho. Open to the public from May 3 – 8, 2017, Portal will transform the 2000-square-foot street level gallery at 435 Broome Street into vibrant artist space with the work of approximately 30 artists from the U.S. and abroad. Featured artists were selected through both an open call and an invitational process geared toward artists who have previously shown with 4heads—the nonprofit responsible for organizing Portal as well as Governors Island Art Fair.
As with GIAF, featured artists exhibit for free, and no admission to the fair will be charged, to encourage a wide array of individuals to participate as either exhibitor or viewer. Portal provides a new opportunity to experience the work of dozens of artists in a week teeming with activity, and to reignite interest in the city’s architecture andhistory.
April Zanne Johnson
Ellen (Jing) Xu
Look Back at Portal’s Inaugural Year › … 2016
Portal takes place in the heart of SOHO neighborhood at:
435 Broome Street (between Broadway and Crosby), NYC
May 3-8, 2017 11am – 6pm
Admission is free.
We are easily accessible by bus and subway:
By Subway: 6 to Spring Street Station or R/W to Prince Street
By Bus: M55 to Broadway/Spring
4heads is non-profit organization run by artists for artists. It was launched in 2008, when artists Nicole Laemmle, Jack Robinson, and Antony Zito saw an opportunity to create a platform that would serve emerging artists and the local community through exhibitions, education programs, and artistic collaborations.
The organization’s DIY spirit inspires and excites its audiences, while catalyzing a dialogue between artists and people from all walks of life. Its diverse slate of initiatives includes Governors Island Art Fair, Portal, Arts Education initiatives for underserved communities, and an Artists in Residence program.
4heads is committed to shedding new light on hidden culture and bringing new life to unexpected and unique spaces across the city.
4heads is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.
Help us keep New York’s Largest Independent Exhibitions alive. We appreciate your support. Every dollar counts.
We have lots to do and could always use a hand – and a lot of it is educational and fun. Get involved with a diverse group of artists and volunteers working together to support local culture.
For questions about volunteering or interning, please email us.
4heads is on the look-out for partners interested in supporting an art fair unlike any other. The Governors Island Art Fair, Portal, and all other 4heads programs are managed entirely by artists with the mission of allowing other artists and galleries to present their work as they see fit. It is free to the public and receives thousands of visitors daily.
This is a unique opportunity to receive high visibility and to demonstrate cultural responsibility by supporting the local New York arts community.