We are so excited to announce that we've reached our goal of $5,000! But it's not over! We still need to reach our full $25k by the end of the year. All donations will be single matched through the end of the year. That means your $25 donation becomes $50. We are verrrry lucky to have this matching fund, so please help put it to the best use.
Please consider contributing a tax-deductible donation to support your local Arts & Culture Center!
In case you didn't know, Culture Lab is a non-profit arts center formed to bring accessible high-quality art of all genres to our community. Your donation will go directly to support Culture Lab's FREE programming of music concerts, art exhibitions, artist residencies, cultural events, community support, and more!
Why Give to Culture Lab LIC?
This year, we produced over 150 FREE outdoor performances, 30 live-stream concerts, 11 art exhibitions, 15 theatrical/dance/film events, food relief for families in need, 25 community events including fundraisers for our local schools with 2,800 children graduating COVID safe from our outdoor stage. We are home to 12 artists-in-residence and provide meeting and rehearsal space to our partners and many other nonprofits.
When you support Culture Lab LIC, you are supporting the whole community!
Our ART GALLERY is open Thursday-Friday, 5-9pm, Saturday, 2-9pm and Sunday 2-8pm. (Outdoor performances have ended for this year.) Keep your eye on our social media for our Culture Lab Sessions 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.
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)
Emergence Residency Program
Emergence is an artist residency program that offers artists & companies free rehearsal and performance space to develop and produce new work.
We accept proposals from all genres as long as the work is performed live. You can apply as an individual, or a group.
Deadline to apply: December 31, 2021
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.
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
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.
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!