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In curating pop-up events, gallery exhibitions, facility curations and more, The Culture Candy has created a community of diverse artists, curators and creatives.

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THE MISSION

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The Culture Candy is a NYC based arts organization that celebrates Culture, the arts, and underrepresented artists by providing up and coming artists with showcase opportunities. Founded by Lee Lee La Cubana and Zalika Zeni, two artists of color seeking equal opportunities to be seen, The Culture Candy is dedicated to encouraging young minority, female, LGBTQ+, and many other underrepresented creatives to pursue their artistic passions through their involvement in community programs, pop-up events, gallery exhibitions, and facility curations throughout NYC.

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heART Con is an existing NYC art week and convention founded by The Culture Candy. heART Con's mission is to celebrate art with the creation of NYC art week and a convention soon to follow, showcasing well known contemporary art alongside underrepresented art in efforts to bridge the gaps in opportunities for underrepresented artists in the art world.

THE COLLECTIVE

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MONITO BANDIDO WORK SAMPLES
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THE CURATIONS

ON VIEW: FACILITY CURATIONS
ON VIEW: FACILITY CURATIONS

We curate lobby and hallway exhibitions for partnered businesses such as BQE Fitness, the largest health club in NYC.

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GALLERY EXHIBITS
GALLERY EXHIBITS

We curate monthly group and solo exhibitions with our partnered galleries.

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NYC ART WEEK
NYC ART WEEK

The Culture Candy curates an NYC Art Week annually every June through heART Con!

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POP-UP MARKETS
POP-UP MARKETS

As seen on NY1, we assisted in creating Queens pop-up markets throughout 2020 and 2021, showcasing 30 small businesses per market

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POP-UP EVENTS
POP-UP EVENTS

We have curated pop-up gallery events, Our first curated pop-up event was The Bodega held in September 2021, featuring 30 artists and 20 vendors with an audience of 300+

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ART & DINES
ART & DINES

Our first Art & Dine was at a restaurant in the Lower East Side in 2020, since we have curated art & dine exhibitions on a rolling basis including The Grey Dog locations, Chelsea Market, and many more partnered restaurants.

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We curate pop-up events, gallery exhibitions, collaborative exhibitions such as art & dines and more! Our artists are all underrepresented in the art world and our partnered businesses help our artists be seen and heard by providing us with the space to showcase their work. Interested in sponsoring an event, collaborating or joining our collective? Drop us a line on our website form or email address!

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Office Tel. 347-871-8222

Email. info@theculturecandy.com