Art for Change Launches New Exhibit & Month of Activities on Immigration

El Barrio/East Harlem group Art for Change will launch a new exhibit this month entitled “Gateway: An Artistic Response to the Immigration Crisis,” which will explore issues of anti-immigrant hate in the United States through visual art, workshops and other special events.

Here is a glimpse at the events that are running as part of this exciting exhibit.  We hope you can participate!  For more details on each of these events, visit  The exhibition and all programs will be held at 2082 Lexington Avenue (@ 126th Street).

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 9th from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The “Gateway” exhibition features 14,500 square feet of artworks by international and national artists that explore narratives within immigration.  The exhibition will run through September 30th.

Arts Workshop: How to Design to Fight Anti-Immigrant Hate
Friday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Workshop on designing visually engaging posters that offer a positive view of immigrants, led by artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez.

Family Day: Arts Workshops and Short Films for Kids
Saturday, September 25th at 10:00 a.m.
Drawing on and learning from the themes of the exhibit, children will create their own art projects.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Closing Reception, Artist Dialogue and Film Screening
Thursday, September 30th – Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
and film screening begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Other Side of Immigration, an award-winning film on Mexican immigrants, will be screened.


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