Applying to exhibit? Learn more about the types of events/exhibitions we curate and decide which type is best for your work and vision!
Pop-Up Exhibitions are a temporary (usually one day or weekend) event that is unformal and interactive for artists
and attendees. Pop-Ups are sometimes referred to as "Art Party" in some underground art networks (music & drinks) or "Art Networking" events (socializing with the art community). Our Pop-Ups are hands-on events that have our team in attendance, usually have a bar, are network focused for the art community, and usually themed
to celebrate Urban New York or various
underrepresented minority cultures that
are relevant to the New York Experience.
Some of our Pop-Up partners and reference events include 88 Events (The Bodega 2021), The Brooklyn Art Cave (Botanica 2021, New New 2023), The Bedstuy Art House (A Seat at The Table 2023), The Ketchup Gallery (Newsstand 2022), Gantry State Plaza (Outdoor Art Gala 2020), Pretty Ricky's (The Ball 2022)
Art & Dine or
We curate for various restaurants to celebrate culinary x visual arts, and rotate artists to help them gain exposure. These exhibitions take place at restaurants (1 week to 3 months). Artists who are placed at restaurants are provided with an installation and pick-up date from the curator contact, artists organize their own opening night in which they invite family and friends to view their work, all inquiries for purchases are forwarded to the artist and the artist assists in promoting the restaurant. This is an investment for artists to gain brand awareness through the heavy foot traffic at our partnered locations. The Culture Candy directors and executives are not required to be present at art & dine openings unless time permits as we have many curations that go on at once, however some Art & Dines contain Pop-Up nights or group opening nights based on the locations and agreement at the specific location.
Gallery & Facility Exhibits/Curations
Exhibitions are group shows or solo
shows that do not include the art party
aspects of a Pop-Up. These exhibitions
have opening nights or closing receptions
that are more in-line with traditional
art world expectations. These curation
opportunities take place at galleries such
as The Ketchup Gallery (PWR 2022),
lounges such as Orange Blossom (Miami
Art Week 2022), public spaces such as
Chelsea Market (The Melting Pot for NYC
Art Week 2022), and various facilities
such as health clubs, hotels and private
events with some of our partners (Turner Construction, Steinway Mansion, etc.)
The Culture Candy directors and executives are not required to be present at all curation openings unless time permits as we have many curations that go on at once, however some contain Pop-Up nights or group opening nights based on the locations and agreement at the specific location
Art markets are pop-up markets that are displayed vendor-style (with tables/stations). These take place in parks (Astoria Art Market 2021), or community event spaces (La Tiendita Jackson Heights Market 2022). Markets showcase artists, craft vendors, small businesses and more. These are great opportunities to connect with local community members for brand awareness and testing your products.