Painted Bride Art Center


Famous for its facade covered with the mosaics of Isaiah Zagar, this alternative arts space was founded in 1969 by a group of visual artists and developed into a multi-disciplinary venue for theater, dance and music. In 2017 the organization decided to sell the building; shows may be held here in the future.

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