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Archives: 2012
West Side Spirit
7/27/2020
Chashama at 25: a talk with founder Anita Durst about creating platforms for artists
Art as the lifeblood of NYC’s culture: a talk with founder Anita Durst about creating platforms for artists in empty commercial spaces. As an organization, Chashama is simply a platform for artists, performers, and innovators to display their creative output through performances in rented property spaces. But as an institution, Chashama represents the “New York dream,” the artist’s passion to take their ideas and their work to the big city stage and have the opportunity to showcase, communicate, and inspire. More
The Village Sun
7/8/2020
Darrell Thorne takes ‘window dressing’ to new heights
Chashama and the National Endowments for the Arts have partnered to present a unique exhibition, “Under Glass and in Color,” featuring the work of Darrell Thorne, the Out100 designer and performance artist known for his work with Madonna, Jennifer Hudson, Blondie and more. More
The Fordham Ram
4/3/2020
Chashama Art Space Welcomes 25th Year
“(Chashama) awards $9 million worth of real estate to artists, subsidizes 200 artist workspaces, provides over 200 free art classes and gives 170 artists free space to present,” read the website. Chashama partners with owners of unused space and then turns that real estate into “activated” space, as Durst calls it. More
Hyperallergic
4/6/2020
Breathing Creative Life into Santa Fe’s Empty Buildings
The nonprofit organization Vital Spaces is expanding into the Midtown Campus, where they will have studio and exhibition space while the city evaluates potential long-term developers for the project.  Chashama, is a similar New York City organization founded by Anita Durst. Durst “has been instrumental” in helping Vital Spaces with the nuts and bolts of the operation and getting it off the ground. More
The New York Times
4/6/2020
Helping Artists Find Studio Space
Chashama, a nonprofit that has partnered with property owners to turn unused spaces into art studios and presentation sites since the 1990s, has about 120 visual art studios that are rented at affordable rates via an application process. More
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
4/6/2020
Red Hook Art Show Features 100 Artists in Pre-War Warehouse Ravaged by Sandy
The seasonal pop-up is the brainchild of two of the city’s largest artist-run organizations — the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition and ChaShaMa — and promises to be an “epic” showcase of “Brooklyn art now” in a building brimming with history. More
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
10/22/2019
Visit dozens of artist studios this weekend at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
For this weekend only, residents will have the unique opportunity of exploring the Brooklyn Army Terminal, visiting the complex’s art center and viewing the work of 96 different artists at Chashama’s Open Studios. More
Cheddar.com
9/28/2017
The Company Has Property Owners Donating Space for Art
Non-profit Chashama works with property owners to create affordable studio space for artists in the expensive New York market. Founder Anita Durst explains what property owners get out of the deal. More
12/1/2012 Stone Voices
The Shift: A New Beginning
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11/24/2012 Culturebot
AUNTS “Populous” at Chashama
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11/7/2012 amNY
Cheap$kate: FREE events in the city this weekend
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10/13/2012
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10/9/2012 Arts Observer
'The Seven Percent': Portraits of India's Elite
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9/10/2012 Hyperallergic
GO Sunset Park: An Emerging Art Community
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9/5/2012 Home Reporter and Sunset News
BUZZ: Artists’ open house
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9/5/2012 NY Daily News
Brooklyn Army Terminal Mixes Affordable Artists' Studios with Manufacturers
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8/22/2012 Greenpointer
Under the Mattress: Greenpoint Artist Billy Frey Collects and Collages
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7/5/2012 The Queens Courier
Instead of Paint, LIC Artist Uses Chocolate
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7/2/2012 Broadway World
Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery Runs Through July
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6/24/2012 The New York Times
Evening Hours - June's Stars
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6/20/2012 TimeOutNY
Art Takes Times Square by Chashama and Artists Wanted
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6/19/2012 The Commercial Observer
Anita's Way (print)
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6/19/2012 The Commercial Observer
Anita's Way: Douglas Durst's Eldest Daughter Merges Art with Real Estate (web)
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6/19/2012 Capital New York
Times Square billboards answer a high-brow calling: Art
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6/17/2012 The New York Times
Web Sites Illuminate Unknown Artists
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6/15/2012 Broadway World
Vacant Lot Theatre Co. Debuts A CHILD'S DRAWING OF A MONSTER
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6/15/2012 Globe News Wire
Chashama to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell
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6/15/2012 The Irish Times
Teacher to have art work displayed at Times Square
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6/15/2012 Cultural Capitol
Romeo and Juliet at Chashama
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6/14/2012 Queens Chronicle
LIRR Airtrans hub gets new lighting; project also includes retail space
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6/12/2012 GoSeeDo
Architecture Runway
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6/11/2012 NYC.com
Art for Life: Children and Dreams Charity Exhibit
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6/10/2012 Melodika
Palms For Life Fund Presents: Art for Life: Children and Dreams featuring works by Andy Warhol
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6/7/2012 GMA Network
'Midwest Filipino' exhibit on view in New York until June 10
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