Greenwich Village - New York Past & Present
With its exciting grassroots artistic community, Greenwich Village offers a refreshing New York City vibe in a labyrinth of winding streets packed with colorful art galleries, exclusive shopping, comedy, theater, live music, performing arts, celebrity residents, nightclubs, restaurants, and bars. From the culture-packed grounds of Washington Square Park, to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and the soulful tunes of the Blue Note, Greenwich Village is a historically artistic neighborhood with a truly free spirit. One of the most energetic and vibrant communities in NYC, the Village continues to inspire legions of writers, artists, musicians, and intellectuals, as it has for decades.
Westbeth Artist Gallery
Located in Manhattan's West Village, Westbeth is a complex of buildings that houses the largest artistic community in the world. A New York City landmark since 1969, this artist colony is the soul of visual and performing arts in Greenwich, with free exhibitions of work from resident and outside artists in Westbeth Artist Gallery, as well as free poetry readings, music, drama, and film screenings at Bank Street Theater. Visit http://westbeth.org/