The art world is gearing up for the week of love. From fashion shows and parties to “art battles”, there’s a little something for everyone this week.


February 13th

Event: Domingo Zapata F/W 17 Debut “Love. Fashion. Art.”

Photo // courtesy of Domingo Zapata

World-renowned artist Domingo Zapata will present his first-ever range of womenswear in an art-meets-fashion show this season. All going down at The Box. Invite only.

Domingo Zapata



February 14th

Event: The Purge: Valentine’s Day 2017

On February 14th, artist Bjarne Melgaard will be giving away his personal collection of designer fashion and streetwear FREE of charge to the public, on a first come, first serve basis. In groups of 100, shoppers will have just 15 minutes to fill their custom MELGAARD garbage bags with as much as they can carry. So what’s up for grabs? You can score pieces from Comme des Garçon, Eckhaus Latta, HUF, Issey Miyake, Jeremy Scott, Lanvin, Margiela, Raf Simons, Stussy, Supreme, and more. Open to the public

Red Bull Arts New York, 220 W. 18th Street 10011



Event: Romance Under the Stars at Hayden Planetarium

Photo // courtesy of Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a unique date night in the Hayden Planetarium. Enjoy a few drinks during cocktail hour in the Cullman Hall of the Universe, complete with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and chocolates, accompanied by the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet. Then join Lydia Maria Petrosino and Ted Williams in the Hayden Planetarium for an unforgettable view of the night sky and some stellar romance stories from the ancient past.

American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192



February 15th

Event: Art Battle at Le Poisson Rouge

Photo // courtesy of Art Battle

Art Battle is the story of Art, a one night party that goes from blank canvas to beautiful creation. 12 artists compete in timed rounds of live painting, it’s a sizzling night of creation and celebration. The winner is selected by audience vote and has a chance to qualify for New York City Championships and ultimately the US and International Finals. It’s a wild night, great music, paints flies and masterpieces are created before your eyes.

(le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012



Event: 2017 Longhouse Winter Benefit

Photo // courtesy of Longhouse

The 2017 LongHouse Winter Benefit will honor Tod Williams and Billie Tsien with the LongHouse Award for their outstanding architectural achievement. Followed by a reception, architectural critic Paul Goldberger will present the award. Festive dinner will be presented after the event.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York City



February 16th

Event: Open Sketch Night with Steven Shearer / RSVP

Photo // courtesy of The Brant Foundation

Sketch Night at The Brant Foundation is free of charge and open to artists of all ages and experience levels. Participants are invited to sketch from a professional model in one of the foundation’s gallery spaces which currently houses an exhibition by Steven Shearer.

The Brant Foundation Art 941 North Street Greenwich, CT 06831



February 18th

Event: The LUXYLOADED Art Battle / RSVP

Photo // courtesy of LUXYLOADED

10 visual artists will be presented with a theme and have one hour to conceptualize and paint. During the battle, we will provide live music, entertainment, and drink specials! Experience the force that is LUXYLOADED.