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Get your artistic fix in one of the world’s creative capitals on this 3-hour walking tour through New York City’s contemporary arts scene. Explore some of the most established and up-and-coming galleries in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood with a local artist, curator or gallery owner as a guide. Learn about the history of modern art in Manhattan, and get acquainted with artists on the cutting edge of 21st-century creativity.


  • 3-hour walking tour of Chelsea's contemporary arts scene
  • Explore the nexus of contemporary art in New York City
  • Visit numerous galleries, from well-known names to experimental pop-up spaces
  • See the most important and interesting shows currently on display
  • Led by a local artist, gallery owner or curator with expert insight into current trends
  • Small-group tour limited to six people

What You Can Expect

Formerly an rough-edged industrial neighborhood, the Lower West Side’s Chelsea neighborhood has become the epicenter of contemporary art in New York City. Meet your guide here on 10th Avenue to kick off a 3-hour walking tour of the area’s most important and emerging galleries.

As you stroll past converted warehouses and sleek shops, learn how the district outgrew its humble roots to become a glamorous gathering space for creatives. Visit several different galleries, including established names like Mary Boone and Matthew Marks, plus smaller boutiques and experimental pop-up spaces. Benefit from your guide’s deep knowledge of the local arts scene to visit some of the most interesting and important shows currently on display, with a fresh tour itinerary that varies from week to week. 

Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a small group tour of no more than six people, and feel free to ask all the questions you like for unique insight into the background and future trends of contemporary art in New York.

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