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Art Pawn
Discover New and Used Art at "Art Pawn" A Rotating Exhibition Showcasing Emerging Artists and Novice Curators at sk.ArtSpace This Summer!

New York City, NY - Citizens for the Arts is proud to announce the opening of "Art Pawn: New and Used Art," an interactive project dedicated to the sale of used art and the development of emerging curatorial talent. Located at sk.ArtSpace, this innovative exhibition offers a rotating cast of novice curators space for a week to experiment and showcase the works of artists they cherish.


Inspired by the new and used record stores that once populated St. Marks Place in New York City, "Art Pawn" is a fictional pawn shop. This exhibition explores the stories behind the works on display and raises questions about what it means for art to be "used." All works on display are on sale at accessible prices. 


Running for eight weeks from June to July 2023, this interactive project aims to create learning opportunities for aspiring curators and artists through both formal and DIY art show structures.


Join us! The space will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June and July from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Openings for weekly curated shows will be held every Saturday, and art talks will occur every Sunday. Private appointments are also available during the week. Follow ART PAWN on Instagram for weekly event updates.


About Citizens for the Arts:

Citizens for the Arts (CFA) is inspired by the foundations created by The Antagonist Art Movement. Located in New York City’s East Village, and a community staple from 2000 to 2011, the group consisted of a network of artists, musicians, and writers who would come together to celebrate one another’s talents and provoke each other’s creative potential. As such, CFA has adopted these foundations, adding initiatives to foster domestic and international cultural exchange. The primary focus is to provide projects that enable learning opportunities, job opportunities, teaching and leadership skills, and growth and support in other artistic ventures in each member’s respective communities.

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