Archives: 2020
Our Town
Bring Five, Take Five
Meet the East Harlem thrift shop that doesn’t use price tags. With a unique new memory attached to their shopping experience, Reyes hopes visitors will leave with a stronger connection to both their clothing and community. More
The New York Times
As Omicron Bears Down on Retailers, Landlords Get Creative to Fill Space
Tenants are being offered concessions like reduced rates and customized spaces, while vacant storefronts are being filled with pop-up shops and works by local artists. More
Real Estate Weekly
Chashama Gala Makes Spectacular Return
After a COVID-enforced hiatus, the annual arts extravaganza hosted by chashama returned to Times Square last week. More
As New York Stages Its Comeback, Landlords Look to Art To Liven Up Empty Spaces
The Port Authority is just one of a growing number of New York’s landlords that are embracing the likes of Chashama to fill vacant commercial property space, which has mounted during the pandemic as stores have closed and workers have stayed at home. More
Women\'s Wear Daily
Chashama to Open Art to Ware and The Love Show at Port Authority Bus Terminal
Chashama, a nonprofit that provides affordable workspace to artists, is extending its Storefront Startup Program to open two locations in the Port Authority’s Midtown Bus Terminal on Tuesday. More
Art & Object
Good Art: ChaShaMa is an Art Charity Transforming Vacant Spaces
In a city of endless opportunities, one organization is doing its best to optimize all that New York has to offer. More
The Village Sun
Arts Patron Turns Her Focus to Hooking Up Small Business Entrepreneurs with Vacant Retail Spaces
As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Durst and ChaShaMa have joined forces with the city’s Department of Small Business Services to develop Storefront Startup, an initiative designed to restore economic stability, entrepreneurship, creativity and hope to New York City. More
11/30/2020 AM New York
New York City arts organization helps arts and businesses set up shop in vacant storefronts
11/30/2020 Bangkok Post
As pandemic closes New York stores, artists move in
8/20/2020 WBAI
Interview via WBAI - Christy from Chashama Matawan!
8/18/2020 NJ
American gun culture in the crosshairs at Central Jersey gallery
8/5/2020 New Jersey Stage
Thoughts & Prayers, Another Round of Vacant Stares Exhibit Online & In Matawan
7/27/2020 West Side Spirit
Chashama at 25: a talk with founder Anita Durst about creating platforms for artists
7/8/2020 The Village Sun
Darrell Thorne takes ‘window dressing’ to new heights
4/6/2020 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Red Hook Art Show Features 100 Artists in Pre-War Warehouse Ravaged by Sandy
4/6/2020 The New York Times
Helping Artists Find Studio Space
4/6/2020 Hyperallergic
Breathing Creative Life into Santa Fe’s Empty Buildings
4/6/2020 centraljersey.com
Chashama Art Gallery will hold ‘LUCK’ opening reception, on Feb. 22
4/6/2020 News 12 The Bronx
Exhibition displays art in Fordham Plaza windows
4/6/2020 New Jersey Stage
"Victim Shame, Body Blame" On Display At Chashama's Space To Present In Matawan
4/3/2020 The Fordham Ram
Chashama Art Space Welcomes 25th Year
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