Downtown Art believes creative collaboration can build an equitable, just, connected community.  

On East 4th Street since 1990, Downtown Art pursues and initiates neighborhood-wide collaborations with other cultural and community groups, including outdoor festivals, local celebrations, and Lower East Side History Month.

Led by theater artist Ryan Gilliam, we are particularly known for collaborating with young artists, ages 13 and up, to develop original work across a spectrum of subjects.

Now in its permanent home, Downtown Art is seeking to share our space with artists working on similar concerns:  equity, diversity, and civic engagement.