At The Culture Candy, we are a minority women-owned NYC-based Art Organization dedicated to celebrating Culture, the arts, and underrepresented artists. Founded by two women artists of color with limited showcase opportunities, our mission is to provide up-and-coming artists with exhibition and networking opportunities, ensuring their voices and talents are seen and heard on a larger platform.
Our vision is rooted in the belief that every artist, regardless of their background or identity, deserves equal opportunities to contribute to the larger art scene. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages young minority, female, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented creatives to pursue their artistic passions. Through a range of pop-up, art party events, gallery exhibitions, and public curations throughout NYC, we strive to empower these artists to embrace their uniqueness and challenge traditional boundaries in the art world. We also offer resources to artists through community programs, art-entrepreneurship coaching and online courses, and portfolio reviews. By nurturing their talents, we aim to enrich our cultural landscape and promote diversity, equity, and representation in the arts.
At The Culture Candy, we believe that art has the power to transcend barriers and ignite meaningful conversations, sparking positive change in our communities. By showcasing a diverse array of voices and perspectives, we hope to inspire, educate, and unite individuals from all walks of life. Together, by supporting living underrepresented artists, we will build a future where diversity thrives, and the arts become a unifying force that brings us all closer together #fortheculture
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We have a collective of over 100 artists who make up our artist community and network. These artists show with us at varied events, based on the curation, and have developed their artistic careers through our opportunities. We have featured over 100 artists and small businesses in our events and curations. While we have a pool of frequently requested artists for larger curations, we have an extensive pool of artists that are featured in our pop-up events and more! With an interest in showcasing creatives and innovators of all types, we also curate pop-up markets and invite small businesses to vend during opening nights and other events to gain product exposure.
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The artists of now, inspiring the art world of tomorrow.
“Top 40: Artists to Watch” is a list recognizing talented up and coming artists who are making an impact in art and culture through their work. You can view the full list here
We offer a variety of resources and opportunities for artists to grow, expand their audience and be seen.
Where Art Meets Culture
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Attend our events or view our curations and support our mission.
We organize and curate pop-up events, public curations, private curations, exhibitions and more!
Artist Entrepreneurship Coaching
Online Courses and Webinars
Art World Networking
We give back to our community with an annual charity initiative, and community programs partnering with SYEP, The School Girl Foundation, and More.
We also aim to highlight artists and events on our socials and website.
We curate pop-up events, gallery exhibitions, collaborative activations 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, exhibiting or joining our collective? Drop us a line on our website form or email address!