ADAA Announces Aid Program for Galleries Damaged By Sandy

Damage on West 22nd Street after the storm. (The New York Observer)

The Art Dealers Association has started an aid program for art galleries and organizations that have been hardest hit by last week’s hurricane. According to The New York Times‘ ArtsBeat blog, “it will provide grants and loans to galleries in Zone A – including those that are not members of the organization – that have been unable to conduct business since the hurricane.” The money will come out of an initial fund of $250,000.

Many galleries are reopening or partially reopening this week, though some organizations are still suffering in Chelsea, like the nonprofit institution the Kitchen, which sadly estimated its damage between $400,000 and $500,000 and said in a statement Monday evening, they are “simply unable to say precisely when they will be able to reopen.”

More information about ADAA’s aid program is available here, or by e-mail at, or by telephone, (212) 488-5550.