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Westbeth Artists Housing

55 Bethune Street
New York, NY 10014
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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.

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.

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