Culture Lab LIC is proud to present an ongoing series of Summer Music & Comedy Events, Thursday through Monday, every week in the outdoor performance space at The Plaxall Gallery.  (Map)

•  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 6pm: Jazz with THE STAN KILLIAN QUARTET, featuring STAN KILLIAN (tenor sax), PAUL BOLLENBACK (guitar), JULIAN SMITH (bass), RUSSELL CARTER (drums). 

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Responding to


Plaxall Theatre Project



Two Summer Camp Discount Specials:

Drawing Camps: CCA with Jonathan Lev

DanceART Camps: CCA with Central Studio

Ages 3-15 years

The Plaxall Gallery has announced the launch of Culture Lab LIC, a new nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development of art, theater, music and community services in western Queens. Donated by the family-owned Plaxall Inc., the 12,000-square-foot converted waterfront warehouse located on the Anable Basin in Long Island City is home to three art galleries, a 90-seat theater and an outdoor event space...  Read more on

Welcome to Culture Lab LIC

at The Plaxall Gallery! 

We know the artists and the nonprofits who make this world a better place are struggling now. Although we are currently closed to the public, we have continued our community services by providing space and support to organizations like the ones listed here. A lot of people have been asking us "what about when this is over?"


Our commitment is that The Plaxall Gallery will still be here!  We have an amazing 12,000 square-foot arts and community center generously donated by Plaxall Inc., and will be providing space for you, our loving community, so that you can experience and create art together as soon as we are able to share space again. Our fine art gallery will reopen to both local and international artists, and we will be providing space to performers of all disciplines to develop and perform their work in our 90 seat theatre.


Local nonprofits like the PS/IS78 and PS384 PTA, Hour Children, Alcoholics Anonymous, Queens Council on the Arts, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, and so much more, will have a space with us again!


Our artist residency programs will continue, and the space you have come to know as a cornerstone of arts, culture and community services will still be standing. In the meantime, hold tight, work together and keep life moving forward!


In the News

CULTURE LAB is in the news for providing outdoor, socially distanced space for free public performances... and raising money for charity at the same time!

Thanks to the hard work of REBECCA TRENT, owner of THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, and Culture Lab's executive director, EDJO WHEELER, with the support of PLAXALL INC, the ongoing series of free, outdoor comedy and music events, co-hosted by SNL star MICHAEL CHE, is a big success, drawing large crowds and grabbing headlines in the local press...

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Help us so we can continue to help the community...


at The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

(Enter via uncovered parking lot entrance  through door above staircase.)

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​Gallery Hours
Thursdays: 6-10pm, with Life Drawing Workshop from 7-10pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12-5pm

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

the Gallery is currently closed to the public till further notice.

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​Culture Lab LIC, Inc. is a non-profit arts advocacy organization

founded by artists and incorporated in 2019 in Long Island City.

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