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2014 LIC Arts Open kicks off Wednesday
2014 LIC Arts Open kicks off Wednesday
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 5/12/2014 at 1:26PM

The art scene in Long Island City is heating up and opening its doors during the fourth annual LIC Arts Open – a 5-day extravaganza where over 250 artists will occupy galleries, performance studios and open their studios to visitors.

LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 1/17/2014 at 4:31PM

Long Island City residents and business owners are telling the MTA enough is enough. The No. 7 train will soon be going through another round of suspensions causing it to not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for more than a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.

LIC Arts Open puts Queens artists on the map
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 5/31/2012 at 4:16PM

The creative colony of Long Island City blazed with inspirational energy during the second annual LIC Arts Open – a 10-day extravaganza in which local artists welcome the public into their studios. Festival-goers experienced the cutting edge in painting, sculpture, photography, theatre and ceramics, crafted by many of the city’s most forefront and promising artistic [...]

Joel Shapiro Receives LIC Arts Open Lifetime Achievement Award
Joel Shapiro Receives LIC Arts Open Lifetime Achievement Award
News Michael Pantelidis 4/06/2012 at 1:15PM

World-renowned sculptor Joel Shapiro was honored with the inaugural LIC Arts Open Lifetime Achievement Award. Shapiro, whose work has been on display in galleries across the globe, was born in Sunnyside and has a studio in Long Island City. “[Shapiro’s] work is iconic,” said Richard Mazda, director of the LIC Arts Open. “There is something [...]