Westbeth Artists Housing
55 Bethune Street
New York, NY 10014
Westbeth Inner Courtyard
Westbeth at corner of Washington and Bank Streets
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.
The Westbeth Gallery and the Westbeth Community Room regularly offer works by our resident artists, invited guest artists, as well as other arts organizations.
Information on Westbeth Community Room
The 2000 sq ft space is suitable for rehearsals, performances, workshops, meetings and community events. (See photos below.)
We also show the space every FIRST MONDAY of the month from 11-11:30am. Feel free to stop by, or for further information, email: email@example.com
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Media Closet with DVD projector controls, CD player, IPod dock, sound equalizer, microphones, theater light board
Performance area with minimal theater lights, roll down projection screen, DVD projector (can also plug in a laptop to projector), speakers, black curtains to create a mini black-box, edge of grand piano also shown.
View from performance area towards windows looking out to inner courtyard
Kitchen. Sink not shown
View from handicapped accessible entrance towards performance area
View from kitchen towards accessible entrance and windows to Bank St Courtyard
Westbeth is also home to the Martha Graham Dance Foundation, The New School for Drama, Brecht Forum and a host of others which feature cultural programming and events.
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.