West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

The previously unused boiler room beneath historic Chelsea Market has finally found a tenant in Artechouse, a technology-forward creative space where digital projections deliver hallucinatory experiences through ambitiously large-scale installations. The innovative, 6000-sq-ft experimental art house is a departure from Chelsea's white-cube gallery circuit, with immersive and participatory elements that'll spark wonder in all manner of visitors.

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Nearby West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District attractions

1. Chelsea Market

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In a shining example of redevelopment and preservation, the Chelsea Market has transformed a former factory into a shopping concourse that caters to…

2. High Line

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It’s hard to believe that the 1½-mile-long High Line – a shining example of brilliant urban renewal – was once a dingy freight line that anchored a rather…

3. Whitney Museum of American Art

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After years of construction, the Whitney's downtown location opened to much fanfare in 2015. Anchoring the southern reaches of the High Line, this…

4. General Theological Seminary

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Founded in 1817, this is the oldest sem­inary of the Episcopal Church in America. The school, which sits in the midst of the beautiful Chelsea historic…

5. White Columns

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Geographically, White Columns is part of the Meatpacking District, but aesthetically speaking, it's in Chelsea. The sedate, multiroom space hosts a wide…

6. David Zwirner


David Zwirner operates several galleries around Chelsea, including this five-story, sustainability-certified building with 30,000 sq ft of exhibition…

7. Matthew Marks Gallery

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Founded in 1991, this gallery exhibits the work of American and European artists making use of many different media, from painting to printmaking to…

8. Abingdon Square

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This historical dot on the landscape (just a quarter-acre) is a lovely little patch of green, home to grassy knolls, beds of perennial flowers and winding…