In curating pop-up events, gallery exhibitions, facility curations and more, The Culture Candy has created a community of diverse artists, curators and creatives.
Our 'For the Culture' slogan
is intended for our audience to express their 'why' in what motivates them to create in visual arts, music, fashion, etc.
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.
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.
We curate lobby and hallway exhibitions for partnered businesses such as BQE Fitness, the largest health club in NYC.
We curate monthly group and solo exhibitions with our partnered galleries.
The Culture Candy curates an NYC Art Week annually every June through heART Con!
As seen on NY1, we assisted in creating Queens pop-up markets throughout 2020 and 2021, showcasing 30 small businesses per market
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+
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.