This Saturday, October 23, marks the 5th anniversary of the Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk, hosted by the Madison Avenue BID and ARTnews. The annual event is free to the public and will run from 11am-5pm between 57th and 86th Streets along Madison Avenue. Dozens of galleries will participate, and art lovers will get to stroll in and out of exhibits while listening to talks by the artists and curators.
One of this year’s special features is an exhibit of Picasso’s drawings at the Acquavella Galleries at 18 East 79 Street. Called “Seven Decades of Drawing,” it will showcase Picasso’s many drawings done in various mediums, including ink, crayon, pastel and watercolor.
The Franklin Parrasch Gallery at 19 East 66th Street will display the work of Edith Baumann, a Santa Monica-based painter whose influences run the gamut from jazz to meditation.
In addition to the many gallery showings, The Frick Collection on Madison Avenue is hosting an art day with passersby invited to create their own sketches on museum-provided easels and materials outside the museum, weather-permitting, on a first-come, first-served basis from 3-5pm. No art background is needed. While it takes place outside the museum, tickets are still required for museum entry.
Due to Covid 19 safety precautions, capacity limits are being observed at all galleries and face masks are required while indoors. Therefore, pre-registration is recommended in order to reserve admission to the galleries. For more information, please visit https://madisonavenuebid.org/fallgallerywalk/.