For Frieze New York, West 26th Street Will Hold a Block Party

James Cohan Gallery on West 26th Street. (Courtesy Google Maps)

On Saturday, May 5, in conjunction with Frieze New York, the galleries on West 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in Chelsea will stay open late and hold a good old fashioned block party.

In addition to galleries staying open until 8 p.m., Hannah Bronfman will DJ, the band Dreamshow will play live and there will be food trucks parked out on the street.

Jane Cohan of James Cohan Gallery has been spearheading the event. She told us over the phone last week, “I think that collectors are using the fair as the time when they’re coming to New York and really taking part in the art world.” The party is being billed as a way to “welcome visitors to the inaugural New York edition of the Frieze Art Fair” and also a “festive community response” to the Frieze-sponsored Chelsea Night, which will also take place on May 5. (James Cohan Gallery will be participating in that as well, along with Tanya Bonakdar, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Gagosian’s 21st and 24th Street locations, and others.)

A full list of participating galleries for the 26th Street pARTy (those caps are by the organizers) is below:

The ArtBridge Drawing Room

George Adams Gallery

Cedar Lake

James Cohan Gallery

Ana Cristea Gallery

Thomas Erben Gallery

Barry Friedman, Ltd.

Field Projects

First Street Gallery

Friedman Benda

Ippodo Gallery

Loretta Howard Gallery

Jenkins Johnson Gallery

David Krut Projects

Lehmann Maupin Gallery

Galerie Lelong

Harris Liebermann Gallery

Magnan Metz Gallery

Lio Malca

Andrea Meislin Gallery

Mitchell-Innes and Nash

Mixed Greens

Onishi Gallery

Pace Prints

Rush Arts Gallery

Mary Ryan Gallery

Schroeder Romero & Shredder

The Walther Collection

  For Frieze New York, West 26th Street Will Hold a Block Party