Once again, as part of Open House New York, Harlem Artists open their doors to show you where they create and exhibit their work.  This year, on October 5th and 6th, there are more then 40 studios and galleries with over 90 participating artists.  Get a sneak peek of the ArtWalk map at The Casa Frela Gallery website and click on HAWT next to the Green Foot.  You can download the map or pick up a copy at any of the participating shop and restaurants listed online.

The ArtWalk covers an area from 110th Street to 126th Street.  My watercolor rendering above is of a small section known as the Mount Morris Historic District, which houses one of the original cast iron watchtowers used prior to our modern day firehouses and currently undergoing a grassroots effort by the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association  to preserve and restore this site, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Within this district is our sponsoring gallery and the organizer of this Event.

The Casa Frela Gallery is located in a renovated Stanford White brownstone located at 47 West 119th Street.  This is the starting point of the walking tour and an easy place to pick up your map for this free event.

Besides artists studios and our local galleries, there are many participating shops and restaurants who have lent their walls to this annual event.  Above is  Swing Concept Shop located on the corner of 118th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd. (7th Avenue) and below is  The Winery located at 257 West 116th Street near the Frederick Douglass Blvd. 116th Street subway station

Il Caffe Latte located on Lenox Avenue near 120th Street

AFineLyne will be exhibiting during OHNY at The Casa Frela Gallery, Ristorante Settepani, Swing Concept Shop and The Winery in Harlem (original paintings) and as always, note cards & maps at The Aloft Hotel and Harlem Flo Boutique, both on Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Follow AFineLyne on her website and on Facebook at Harlem Sketches or Greenwich Village Sketches. Head to Society6 to pick up your own Harlem Collage and some posters for your walls.