Last Wednesday, The Henry Street Settlement highlighted their collaboration with James Fuentes LLC, which together promoted young artists from the Lower East Side.
Imogen Poots, Ben Foster, and Justin Bartha were among many that attended the Henry Street Settlement Gala at the Bowery Hotel.
The Henry Street Settlement is a program which “opens doors of opportunity to enrich lives and enhance human progress for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social service, arts, and health care programs,” stated on their website.
With James Fuentes, Henry Street Settlement was able to showcase the art of many young aspiring artists, while also giving them exposure to the art and entertainment world.
James Fuentes, owner of James Fuentes Gallery, was also in attendance last Wednesday. With his help, many young artists were able to display their art in his gallery. Other special guest artists John McAllister and Lee Quiñones.
After a speech by President and CEO David Garza, the kids from Henry Street’s Arbon Center dance group Rage Reborn performed that night as well, showcasing their abilities while also having a ton of fun. The John Benitez Salsa Band also performed while guests salsa danced on the dance floor.
Henry Street Settlement serves about 10 thousand children between the ages of 16 and 24 as a resource to turn to, opening doors and opportunities that they may not have had. With their help many young children with no place to turn in our local community can be inspired to pursue careers in art and entertainment.
For more information about the Henry Street Settlement, visit their website here.
Upcoming James Fuentes Exhibition: Lee Quiñones (November 6-Dec 20)