Culture Lab LIC Presents

Sierra Casteel  Christine D’Alonzo

Travis Raeburn


Till It Stops

A new play by Sophie Max

Directed by Samantha Wendorf

Premieres Saturday, April 17, 8pm


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Artists Navigating 2020

emergent poise exhibition

Responding to



 watch the Feb 9, 16 & 23 streams


  april 16 - alea 

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Upcoming Sessions:

April 16 -  Alea

April 30 - Audry Funk & Dj Kay Kay

May 7 - The Underground Spiritual Game

June 11 - SPACE CADE7S

Live Outdoor Music is Coming Back to Culture Lab May 1!


Our art gallery is open...


We're live-streaming music every Friday night on our YouTube channel...


And - by popular demand - LIVE OUTDOOR EVENTS are coming back to the Culture Lab parking lot on May 1! 


More details to be announced soon!

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

Read more: LIC Partnership

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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So happy to provide space to our community for the Holi Festival of Colors!


Bye-bye winter, and hello spring!


Here's to divine love & the triumph of good over evil!


Edjo Wheeler and Asa Peller, working hard to get our parking lot ready for live music & events on May 1st!


See you soon, everyone!

Video by Annalisa Iadicicco

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


at The Plaxall Gallery

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

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

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Phone: (347) 848-0030

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in compliance with social distancing guidelines, access to the indoor gallery may be limited.

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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, New York

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