The gallery is open Saturdays + Sundays 12 - 6 PM and by appointment.

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Essex Flowers front entrance and front gallery are wheelchair accessible. Our back gallery is accessible, with a clearance of 31”. Our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.

Perennials: 10 Years of Essex Flowers
Friday, June 30 - Sunday July 30, 2023
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6

Participating Artists:
Tisch Abelow, Karen Azoulay, Justin Berry, Laura Bernstein, Phillip Birch, Patrick Brennan, Melissa Brown, Calvin Burton, Sean J Patrick Carney, Rachel Domm, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Tamar Ettun, Kevin Ford, Ada Friedman, Heather Guertin, Jesse Hamerman - Beginner Ceramics, Rachel Higgins, E.E. Ikeler, Kristen Jensen, Tatiana Kronberg, Denise Kumpferschmidt, Pooneh Maghazehe , Lydia McCarthy, Sean McCarthy, Sara Murphy, Camilla Padgitt-Coles, Monica Palma, Janine Polak, Helen Xinan Ran, Joshua Smith, Sara Stern, R. Blair Sullivan, David Andrew Tasman, Jeffrey Tranchell, Rufus Tureen, Nickolaus Typaldos, Linnea Vedder, Claire Watson, Lizzie Wright.

Essex Flowers is a cooperative gallery 100% operated, curated, and supported by artists. The gallery was founded in 2013 by nine artists in the basement of the eponymous flower shop at Essex and Grand street at the invitation of Bill Frazer, a local businessman and owner of the flower shop. At the time, some of the founding members were involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement and interested in exploring alter-native gallery models.

In 2015, the gallery moved around the corner to Ludlow Street for a brief stint before relocating in 2016 to its current address, 19 Monroe Street. The 700-square-foot space located in Chinatown was formerly used as offices for a small construction company.

Since its inception the gallery has continued to evolve, adapt, contract and expand in response to the rapidly changing economic, social and political climate of New York City. Each amalgamation of participating artists has created unique alchemical collaborations and formations over the course of the last decade.

Essex Flowers currently operates with 13 members and has shown the work of hundreds of artists with a focus on emerging and underrepresented artists, experimental programming, and supporting the immediate community.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Essex Flowers, we invited current and former members to display their work. Welcome to our world!