Everything You Need To Know About Harlem's Burgeoning Art Scene

by Maddie Shepherd · June 9, 2016

High-profile art galleries are swooping New Yorkers into Harlem in droves, and the art scene is certainly burgeoning there. Write-ups on this mass exodus from Soho have made this history-drenched neighborhood a new art destination for many non-Harlemites. However, to tag down the growth of Harlem's art scene to these expat art galleries ignores a vibrant world outside of their sleek walls. Instead of making a beeline from gallery to gallery, take a detour to a public art installation - stop and smell the street art. Here's a guide to some highlights from the endless amounts of art that have been making Harlem a cultural wonderland for years.