History of Organizations Here in Inwood Manhattan
Around a decade or so ago here in Inwood Manhattan, the go-to organizations that together were producing arts activities to do in upper NYC were Lights Camera Read and its sister publication Manhattan Kids Guide. And although these two groups still exist today (and have a committment to Inwood Manhattan), it is without question that the new leader in “what to do?” in Inwood, is Inwood Art Works. Be sure to check out their FaceBook page for more information.
Inwood Art Works and its Fiscal Sponsorship
Inwood Art Works is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas. So if you are interested in making a donation to Inwood Art Works for their terrific work as an arts hub, you can do so on their Fractured Atlas page.
About Inwood Art Works
Aaron Simms is the executive producer and curator for Inwood Art Works.The mission of Inwood Art Works is to create and curate professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community. Their vision is to establish a dedicated cultural arts destination that fosters a vibrant multicultural community nourished by local connectivity and sustained by artistic equity. They value encouraging positive social engagement, goodwill, and unity through live theater, music, dance, film, new media, and visual arts within accessible proximity at affordable prices or free of charge. They value and champion the craft and cultural diversity of local professional and emerging artists.
Locations of Inwood Art Works
Inwood Art Works does not yet seem to have a permanent location but they quite adeptly create pop-up hubs for arts, music and community. Their most recent hub was at the former club named Cliff at 202nd Street and 10th Avenue. It’s three-story building complete with a dance floor, a mezzanine and even a disco ball. Also, the location is East of Broadway which can be taken as symbolic in a positive way. In other words, a representation of the coming together of East and West of Broadway in Inwood Manhattan. This, in the opinion of InwoodManhattan.com, is desperately needed. Congrats IAW. According to amNewYork, executive producer Aaron Simms said “I’ve been here for 15 years and there’s never been anything like this in Inwood, Inwood is not included on subway maps . . . it’s an artistic desert.”