Art Shack at Pier 25

Express yourself at our Pier 25 Art Shack - Manhattan Youth's Outdoor Art Program!

Who: You and your kids - with help from our esteemed outdoor art director Xavier Rivera.

What: Enjoy painting on paper - suitable for framing - on our easels, or add your contribution to our banners which feature the work of hundreds of community artists from over the years. 

When: 12 Noon  - 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays in good weather.

Where: Pier 25 - on the south side of our Sweet Love Snack Bar.

What's it cost?: It's free!

About Manhattan Youth's Art Shack at Pier 25: Our Art Shack outdoor art program at Pier 25 dates back to 1996, when artist Xavier Rivera approached our founder, Bob Townley, with the idea for a free outdoor art program. If you've been around long enough, you may recall the area to the right just inside the Pier 25 entrance with outdoor wooden sculptures and a shipping container that served both as our Art Shack and as a pedestal for a giant iguana sculpted by Bob "Daddy-O" Wade. Xavier persevered through the demolition and rebuilding of Pier 25 with an art space astride the Hudson River Park bike path, and now our Art Shack once again is a permanent fixture of our Pier 25 programming.

Come to Pier 25, meet Xavier and paint something amazing!



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