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Our ART GALLERY is open Thursday -Sunday 5pm-9pm. (Outdoor performances have ended for this year.) Keep your eye on our social media for our CULTURE LAB LIVE Livestream Series, and our upcoming theatre, dance and comedy performances! 

Culture Lab LIC is a 501(c)(3) formed to bring accessible high quality art of all genres to our community, and to support local artists by providing rehearsal, performance, exhibition space, as well as a robust residency program. CL is dedicated to upholding, equity, diversity and inclusion across all our platforms.

Operating out of a 12,000 square foot art center, Culture Lab LIC hosts two fine art galleries, a 90 seat theatre, classroom space, and an 18,000 square foot outdoor venue, made possible by the generous donation of space from Plaxall Inc.

CL is honored to host more arts programming than any other organization in New York City.  Culture Lab is more than a venue, it is the heart of Long Island City.

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"Exploring the language and uses of photography, my work addresses the overlooked or hidden aspects of nature and the built environment. The cameraless technique I use, the photogram process, is associated with the early stages of photographic exploration and invention, a time of wonder at the possibilities of photography as a way of recording the world. The resulting images recall early botanical and medical prints, as well as contemporary architectural and scientific imaging such as blueprints, x-rays and scans." - Mary Pinto

Opening Reception:  Sat, Jan 8, 6-9pm

On view: Jan 6 - Feb 6

at Culture Lab LIC

in The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101 (Map)

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An exhibition of work by photographers and media artists of all genres who creatively use the Alternative Processes available today.

Curated by Orestes Gonzalez

and Pierre-Yves Linot

Opening Reception:  Sat, Jan 8, 6-9pm

On view: Jan 6 - Feb 6

at Culture Lab LIC

in The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101 (Map)

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A Black Perspective On The Modern World

Open Call for Art

Accepting submissions from Black artists for our upcoming exhibition in honor of

Black History Month.

All mediums accepted, original artwork only. (painting, photography, sculpture, etc)

Adjudicators Curatorial Team: Ebony Young, Emily Addison, Luke Mannarino

Deadline for submissions:

January 28, 11:59pm

Exhibition on view: Feb 10-27.

Opening reception: Feb 12, 6-9pm

Read More & Submit Your Art

Accepting performing arts

proposals from Black artists

for our upcoming exhibition in

honor of Black History Month.

Accepting all genres,

(spoken word, music, theatre,

dance, etc.)

Deadline for submissions:

January 28, 11:59pm

Exhibition on view: Feb 10-27.

Opening reception: Feb 12, 6-9pm

Read More & Submit Your Proposal

Open Call for Performance

CULTURE LAB LIVE #31

 MUSIC LIVE STREAMS FROM THE PLAXALL GALLERY

The Brian Woodruff Sextet, based in Astoria, Queens, boasts a stellar cast of musicians and performs original compositions and arrangements that cover a wide variety of moods, grooves, and harmonic styles. The sextet is designed to incorporate the extended compositional possibilities of a big-band while retaining the improvisational flexibility and economic advantages of a small group.

 

Concert Live Streamed on the Culture Lab LIC YouTube channel:

youtu.be/7fUfUudI4Uk

Watch upcoming shows live on YouTube, or to be a part of the

studio audience, RSVP here! 

(Suggested Donation: $10, or Donate What You Can.)

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about upcoming shows: www.youtube.com/CultureLabLIC

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LIC is a Galaxy

This unique and evolving installation on view this spring celebrates the idea that Long Island City is a galaxy, both diverse and unified. Whether you live and work in LIC, or are just visiting our galaxy, we encourage you to bundle up and travel to all twenty “planets” placed in tree pits throughout the district.

Twenty fiberglass spheres were manufactured by LIC-based fabricator, Sculpture House NYC. Five Queens-based artists were selected through an open call from Culture Lab LIC and commissioned to design and paint four planets each, with twenty total spheres representing our galaxy. 

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The spheres are grouped by artist at the following locations:

Kerri Boccard: Queens Plaza North between 27th and 28th St in front of the JetBlue building

Bonnie Astor: Jackson Avenue and 44th Drive in front of the Altice Building (former Citi Building)

Kaiser Kamal: Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street near the Court Square Subway Station entrance

Karen Fitzgerald: West side of Vernon Blvd and 46th Avenue, across the street from the LIC Bar

Elinore Schnurr: South side of 44th Drive between 11th and Vernon right near Brickhouse Ceramics

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This project was made possible by the generous support of the Long Island Board of REALTORS®. LIC is a Galaxy represents a partnership with Eventscape, a custom Architectural Fabrication firm in LIC, and Culture Lab LIC, an arts non-profit run out of Plaxall Gallery. Our LIC public realm arts projects are also made possible through the support of Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.

"Long Island City Partnership’s new public art installation shines light on creative community..."

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In partnership with The Fresh Air Fund, Culture Lab LIC recently received 10,000 donated books to be delivered to 11 sites around the City! 

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