The growing art scene in Chelsea has organized itself into weekly FREE gallery shows that often include free wine and cheese, and always the chance to socialize and maybe even make a down payment on one of the artworks.
Many smaller, independent galleries in Chelsea now host free events for their new exhibitions or to celebrate an existing exhibition or artist.
The free art gallery events in Chelsea are most often on Thursday evenings, 6pm or 6:30pm, to 8pm or 8:30pm, and since the galleries are close to one another, you can get to more than one if you don’t linger.
There is no single source for all the information, so here are the websites to check and the information they offer:
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NY Art Beat lets you search for art gallery events by location, art genre, even whether the exhibition is closing soon.
Art Slant lists information by day, including events at art museums including the International Museum of Photography.