The Kitchen Serves Up Art

The Kitchen is not your Mom’s everyday space used for whipping up 3 solid meals.  The Kitchen, rather, is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization that gives the innovative artist the opportunity to create and present new work in the safe space of their “kitchen” in the form of video, music, dance, performance, film and literature.  



So in that spirit, on November 26, 2012, The Kitchen is having a Benefit Art Auction!  This auction will be held at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY and the event begins at 7 p.m.

This organization has been an important force in creating the cultural landscape of this country for more than three decades.  It was founded as an artist collective in 1971 by Woody and Steina Vasulka and two years later became a non-profit.  In their quest to help support the emerging artist, The Kitchen has launched the careers of many artists who have defined the American avant-garde.  Some of those artists would include Vito Acconici, Constance de Jong, Gary Hill, Kiki Smith and Meredith Monk.  Today, The Kitchen is an internationally acclaimed arts institution still known for its commitment to experimental work and for its generous community outreach programs to help instill the creative spirit in the next generation of artists to come.

If you have it in your heart to provide an innovative space for the NYC artist to create, click HERE and purchase your ticket for this important fundraiser.


By: Sora Vernikoff




  • Andrea Naomi says:

    I’d really be interested to learn more about the type of outreach programs they implement. We are currently in the planning stages of community revitalization here and one of the biggest challenges is finding activities that inspire the younger generation. Thanks for sharing this post :)

    • Used York City says:

      With all the budget cuts in public schools, the arts program is always the first to go (at least here in NYC). So unfortunate, cause kids need a positive outlet and the arts can really provide so many options.

  • Cindy Jacks says:

    What a wonderful resource for artists! We have something similar here near DC called the Torpedo Factory (because it used to be a real factory that made torpedoes during WWII). I love to see community art space. Warms my heart :)

  • Wow, I’ve never heard of The Kitchen. Thanks for sharing this information — just wish I could attend.

  • Cari Lorine says:

    I’d absolutely love to attend that fundraiser. There’s one of the many benefits of living in a city like New York (or London, Fiona)! I love art auctions, too! Half of our home is decorated with auction purchases. I hope the benefit goes well!

    • Used York City says:

      Thanks so much! I’m in the same boat as you…love finding unique and quirky pieces from fundraisers…they always leave you with a great story to tell:-)

  • With a name like Kitchen, I anticipated a food-art theme. From the photo, the gallery looks resembles a physical Stumbled upon or Pinterest board. That should be fun. “With a name like … it has to be good.”

  • sounds like a great idea. We don’t have anything much like that in London – and it would work well here too!

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