The Laundromat Project 1 Favorite 



Apr 15 2013




The Laundromat Project brings engaging, community-responsive art and artists into local coinops across Greater New York City. By helping turn imaginations into creative fuel, we empower communities of color living on modest incomes to dream new visions for their own neighborhoods.

The Laundromat Project is a community-based non-profit arts organization committed to the well-being of people of color living on low incomes. Understanding that creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies, we bring art programs to where our neighbors already are: the local laundromat. In this way, we aim to raise the quality of life in New York City for people whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities.
Long-term Vision

Our long-term vision is to build an art center attached to a laundromat that we own and operate, generating steady revenue as we meet our mission. Attaching an art center to a functioning coin-­op will allow us to engage underserved audiences while also deepening our commitment to artists by providing the space and context in which to grow a meaningful public art practice. By offering culturally relevant art programs and facilitating an inclusive environment through which strangers can become neighbors, the goal of the art center is to foster a creative, collaborative culture in our building that spills out into our community at large.

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