Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Art on A Gallery closing this summer after 7 years

The Art on A Gallery at 24 Avenue A at Second Street is closing this summer.

Here's their official announcement via Instagram:

After 7 years of happily serving up some of the finest underground art in the world, the staff at Art on A Gallery have made the decision to let go of our lease and close the gallery at 24 Avenue A.

One of the reasons, of course, is that like everywhere else in NYC the rent is too high, But beyond that we are ready to place more focus on the music end of the business, Wendigo Productions, LLC. To that end we will be moving to a smaller office space in the neighborhood and there will be no more regular art shows, maybe just pop ups here and there if inspiration hits.

But don't despair just yet! The lease isn't up until the end of July 2019, so we still have some awesome shows coming up until then. And we'll undoubtedly throw a killer final party to thank everyone for their love and support. We are eternally grateful to all of our artists and friends for the inspiration and community.

Wendigo, which produces live events, concerts and tours, and represents and promotes local artists, closed its retail-consignment next door last summer.

The news coincides with the sale of 24 Avenue A last month... The Sabet Group bought the building for $15.8 million, according to public records...

The Sabet Group also reportedly bought 236 E. Fifth St. last month for $23.25 million.