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Westbeth Artists Housing

55 Bethune Street
New York, NY 10014
westbethevents@gmail.com

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Located in the far West Village of New York City, Westbeth Artists’ Housing provides affordable living and working spaces for artists and their families. Opened in 1970 through funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the J.M. Kaplan Foundation, Westbeth continues to offer affordable artists’ housing and an array of cultural activities.

The artists of Westbeth range from emerging to well-established and represent a wide variety of disciplines. They include painters, writers, photographers, filmmakers, poets, sculptors, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, etc, who have chosen the arts as their life’s work.

Westbeth is also home to the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, The New School for Drama, Brecht Forum and a host of others which feature cultural programming and events.

The Westbeth Gallery and the Westbeth Community Room regularly offer works by our resident artists, invited guest artists, as well as other arts organizations.

Westbeth Community Room Information

A 2000 sq ft space, suitable for rehearsal, performance, workshops, meetings, and community events. For further information: westbethcr@gmail.com

Click Floor Plan for enlarged view

DOWNLOAD PDF Westbeth Community Room Floor Plan

Media Closet with dvd projector controls, cd controls, mic equalizer, theater light board

Performance area - theater lights, film projection screen, mic jacks, theater curtains

Partial View from Performance Area - windows to Inner Courtyard

Kitchen (sink not shown.

View from Handicapped Accessible entrance with handrail towards performance area.

View from Kitchen towards entrance, and window to Bank St Courtyard

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Generous support provided by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, NYS Senator Thomas Duane, NYC City Dept of Youth and Social Services, Material for the Arts.

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