District 1 Arts Festival

17 May–12 June 2022

District 1 Arts Festival is coming to Abrons on May 17th! Join us to celebrate the creative display of 23 public schools ranging from K-12. Artwork will be on display at Abrons on all three floors plus our outdoor Amphitheater.

2022 District 1 Arts Festival Dreams and Visions

Please join us in celebrating the visionary work of our K-12 students! This exhibition will be showcasing 2D and 3D artwork as well as musical performances from the incredible students that are a part of our Lower East Side community. Free and open to the public Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 May 17 - June 12, 2022 Opening Reception: May 17, 6-8 PM, Performances 6:15 PM

Participating Schools

PS 15 - Roberto Clemente PS 19 - Asher Levy PS 20 - Anna Silver PS\MS 34 - FDR PS 63 - STAR Academy PS 64 - Robert Simon PS 110 - Florence Nightingale PS 134 - Henrietta Szold PS\MS 140 - Nathan Strauss PS 142 - Amalia Castro PS\MS 184 - Shuang Wen PS\MS 188 - The Island School HS 292 - Orchard Collegiate PS 315 - East Village Community MS 332 - University Neighborhood Middle School PS 361 - Children’s Workshop PS 363 - The Neighborhood School PS 364 - Earth School MS 378 - School for Global Leaders MS 839 - Tompkins Square Middle SchoolUniversity Neighborhood High School East Side Community School Cascades High School

Art by Kaniyah Coleman, PS134 Grade 5


This event will take place in the Main Gallery, Upper Gallery and Education Spaces on the second floor.

The Main Gallery is on the second floor of the building, and is accessible via the Garden gate and an elevator. To access the elevator, visitors should request access with patron services at the front desk and they will assist in navigating around the exterior of the building to the Garden entrance. The Garden entrance is located on Willet Street via a 200 foot pathway with a small slope to the Garden entrance.

The Upper Gallery is only accessible via three steps and artwork in that space may not be accessible to visitors with mobility issues or those who use a wheelchair. Our Education Spaces are located on the second and third floors and are accessible via an elevator as well as stairs. Entry is via the front doors of the building and through our Garden entrance located on Willet Street which has a level pathway.

Read more about accessibility at Abrons Arts Center