ADVISORY, June 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Chashama is a non-profit that incubates artists, youth and cultural organizations by transforming vacant properties and granting them as free and affordable work and show spaces. This year, chashama distributed over $2 million worth of space to over 500 artists. chashama is excited to visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate the launch of digital screen project Art Takes Times Square and the chashama 2012 Gala honoring Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel. From 6 pm-Midnight, Anita's Way, the public breezeway connecting 42nd and 43rd streets, will glow with fire dancers, light artists, and a VIP guest-list that will include 400 of New York City's most influential business leaders and cultural mavens.
In honor of both occasions, Anita Durst, Founder and Artistic Director, will ring the Closing Bell
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, June 18, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
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Founded by Anita Durst in 1995, chashama has been at the forefront of the movement to provide vital opportunities to artists of all stripes and expose new audiences to art through creative space redistribution. Landowners donate temporarily vacant properties that chashama recycles into creative hubs, and grants to artists, organizations and youth arts programs at free or highly subsidized rates. In the past year, chashama granted $2 million worth of space to over 500 artists, reaching an audience of nearly 200,000.
Join us at www.chashama.org.
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