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About Us

The Garage Art Center, inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community art center. The purpose of the organization is to support and promote the public interest, awareness, knowledge, and education in the visual arts in Queens, New York.

Welcome to the Garage Art Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit community art center with a passion for fostering the visual arts in Queens, New York. Our mission is to engage, educate, and unite diverse communities through the power of art. As a neighborhood art playground run by artists, we curate exceptional art experiences that benefit our local community and support artists and arts organizations, both locally and internationally.

At the Garage Art Center, we believe in the transformative power of art to uplift and unite our community. Our dedication to the visual arts shines through in the quality arts we present, promoting pleasure and appreciation for art while enriching the lives of our audience by introducing them to new forms and genres.

One of our core values is to support artists by providing them with a platform to exhibit their work completely free of charge. When you purchase artwork from our exhibitions, 100% of the sales directly support the artists, empowering them in their creative endeavors.

Beyond exhibitions, we host a vibrant array of art programs, all of which are FREE and open to the public. Our goal is to celebrate the rich diversity of our community and create a space where art can connect, communicate, and create solidarity among us all.

To continue our journey and spread the value of art within our community, we need your support. Your contributions, whether online through our website or by check payable to 'The Garage Art Center, Inc., at 26-01 Corporal Kennedy St., Bayside, NY 11360, make a significant impact. Please check our donation page for more details.

We provide art workshops to seniors in our neighborhood organizations, schools, and libraries including Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) and SelfHelp Senior Center.

With generous venue support from cultural organizations in Queens, such as Flushing Town Hall and Queens College Art Center, we also provide curated group exhibitions. By working in collaboration with other organizations in our community, we create new connections and stronger bonds between community organizations to expand and amplify our mission to a broader audience and engage with the public.

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