The Artists LOFT is a fun opportunity to let your creativity flow. Come and meet new people and each month experience a different art project and adventure. No artistic experience necessary, this is a judgement free zone and materials will be provided.
The Artists LOFT is facilitated by The LOFT's Creatives Rebuild New York Artist-In-Residence Sphynxx and will feature a monthly art night at The LOFT on the 3rd Mondays from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The group will also host a monthly art related outing. Dates and times for these will vary month to month.
The Artists LOFT is free to participate in, donations are always welcome. Costs associated with the monthly art outings will be the responsibility of each attendee.
June Artists LOFT Activity: Hot Off The Press
Monday, June 26th, 6:30-8:30pm In-Person at The LOFT
A heat press is a device designed to imprint a design or graphic on a t-shirt or canvas bag. While applying heat and pressure for a predetermined amount of time. Using a Heat Transfer Vinyl or HTV is a vinyl used to decorate apparel, bags, and other soft garments. HTV adheres well to cotton, some polyester fabric, poly/cotton blends, canvas and denim. Please bring the appropriate fabrics to be pressed with pride theme vinyl's. You are welcomed to bring your own vinyl's but please keep the transfer details.
Location: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center
Contact: Sphynxx, CRNY Artist in Residence, at [email protected] or (914)-948-2932 extension 13
June Artists LOFT Outing: Yonkers Pride Mini Ball
After the Civil War, Harlem's drag scene flourished, giving rise to a scene where trans and queer individuals of color later emerged to form House Ballroom. Early on in the 1970s, house balls were a vibrant subculture for Black and Latinx gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, allowing them to openly express themselves and find acceptance within a disadvantaged community. The world of drag pageantry, which frequently favored white competitors, developed into tournaments that included a range of categories, including "vogue" bouts, at this place. The post-Civil War era saw frequent drag balls held at Harlem's Hamilton Lodge No. 710. Queens who flaunted their outfits and bodies to a panel of judges in usual pageant style were the primary attractions. Attendees varied in ethnicity, gender, and sex, with some women participating by wearing men's clothing.
Come out and discover Ballroom's history and culture with Yonkers Pride Mini Ball in collaboration with House of De La Blanca.
Date: Thursday, June 8 2023
Location : Grand Roosevelt Ballroom 2 Hudson Street Yonkers, NY 10701
Time: 7 - 11pm
7:00pm - Doors Open
8:30pm - LSS/Ball Begins
The group will meet by the entrance at 8:00pm
General Admission - $20
Door Admission - $25
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LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.
Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants. To donate, click here or text The LOFT to 44321.
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Check out below what The Artists LOFT has been up to:
May Artist LOFT Activity: Artistic Activism Drag Is Art
May Artist LOFT Outing: Inaugural Community Day at the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center
April Artist LOFT Activity: Nature Suncatcher Wind Chimes
April Artists LOFT Outing: WestCOP Victims Assistance Services Annual Art Show
March Artist LOFT Activity Night: Queering Women's History Month DIY Queer Paper Mache Activist & Icons
March 2023 Artists LOFT Outing: Hudson River Museum Matrix: Prints by Women Artists, 1960–1990
February 2023 Activity Night: Queering Black History Month "Art is Activism"
Canceled Due to the National Weather Advisory's Winter Storm Warning
February 2023 Artists LOFT Outing: Obsidian Voices BHM
January 2023 Activity Night: "I Have a Dream" Vision Board
January 2023 Outing: Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) Screening of Documentary "Nelly & Nadine"
December 2022 Activity Night: DIY Pool Noodle Wreaths
December 2022 Outing: 1st Annual Small Works Gallery Show for the Ossining Arts Council
November 2022 Activity Night: Acrylic Transfers
November 2022 Outing: ArtsWestchester Serious Fun Arts Fest Gallery and Tour in Downtown White Plains
October 2022 Activity Night: Queer Icon Souvenir Box in honor of LGBTQ+ History Month
October 2022 Outing: "The Prom" at White Plains Performing Arts Center
September 2022 Activity Night: Paint & Pour Night with Sphynxx Create Your Own Pride Flag Design
September 2022 Outing: White Plains JazzFest Happy Hour with Nanny Assis Trio