Town Residential, the Manhattan-based real estate services firm, has announced that it is sponsoring the 24th annual Art Show, which will take place March 7 through March 11 at the Park Avenue Armory.
Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to benefit the Henry Street Settlement, the event is recognized as the longest-running and most prestigious art fair in the United States.
“Town is extremely proud and excited to be supporting one of New York’s most meaningful and highly-anticipated annual events,” said Nicole Oge, Town’s Senior Vice President for Marketing.
“We greatly value the importance of art and culture to our great city and this is a tremendous opportunity to support one of New York’s most worthy and vibrant industries.”
Hosted each spring by the ADAA, The Art Show presents exhibitions from the nation’s leading art dealers and galleries, showcasing a variety of museum-quality exhibits ranging from cutting-edge 21st century works to masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Expanding its roster for the first time in 24 years, the 2012 show will include 72 of the best galleries from across the country and will benefit the Henry Street Settlement (HSS), which was founded in 1893 by social work and public health pioneer Lillian Wald.
Headquartered in the Lower East Side, HSS delivers a wide range of social services, healthcare and arts programs that improve the lives of more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year.
“We have tremendous respect for the Henry Street Settlement and are greatly impressed by their ongoing efforts to improve the lives of New Yorkers,” said Matthew Van Damm, Town’s Director of Operations.
“In addition to sponsoring this wonderful event, we are excited that our 300 plus representatives and staff will attend the event and learn more about the organization’s wonderful work.”
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, ADAA is a non-profit membership organization of the nation’s leading fine arts galleries. ADAA members represent the very best authorities on fine art in the country, who gather each year at The Art Show to meet with collectors and take in the wonderful exhibits on display.
“Art collectors appreciate The Art Show because the intimate atmosphere and consistently high level of works present an ideal opportunity to interact with our expert dealers and purchase works in a refined environment,” said Linda Blumberg, ADAA’s Executive Director.
Town will soon be opening a new office near the Park Avenue Armory, the site of this year’s Art Show. Located at the corner of 79th Street and 2nd Avenue, Town Upper East Side will be the company’s sixth office and will join Town Fifth Avenue in the prestigious uptown neighborhood, with the latter located in the iconic Crown Building at the corner of Fifth and 57th Street.
In addition to housing over 50 representatives, Town Fifth Avenue is also the site of the company’s executive offices.
Since launching in December 2010, Town has opened four other offices while assembling a team of over 300 licensed professionals and staff.
Prior to Town Upper East Side, the most recent opening was its fifth office at Town West Village, a federal-style townhouse at 45 Horatio Street that launched in December. Last summer, Town opened its fourth office, a block-front space overlooking historic Astor Place in the Gwathmey Siegel designed Sculpture to Living.
These offices joined Town Flatiron at 110 Fifth Avenue, and Town Financial District, located at the corner of Greenwich and Rector Streets, both of which opened in December 2010 when the company launched.