HOWL ARTS, INC.
Howl Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past and celebrating the contemporary culture of the East Village of the Lower East Side. Howl Arts, Inc. creates opportunities for artists to produce and show their work, and engages in activities aimed at improving the quality of life for artists and members of the creative community.
Board of Directors
Bob Perl, President
Bob Holman, Vice President
BG Hacker, Treasurer
Brian (Hattie Hathaway) Butterick
Chi Chi Valenti
Marguerite Van Cook, President Emeritus
Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project
Gallery / Performance Space / Archive
Like the neighborhood in which it was born and the Howl! Festival that began it all, Howl! Happening is a space of untamed creativity. Howl! Happening curates exhibitions and stages live events that showcase the historical legacy and contemporary culture of the East Village and Lower East Side. It is also dedicated to preserving the archives of artists who spent their creative lives working in this vibrant community and houses the Estates of artist Arturo Vega and renowned performance artist, Tom Murrin aka The Alien Comic. The history of the East Village is still being written and Howl Happening aims to shine a light on the mix of rock and roll, social justice, art and performance, community activism, gay rights and culture, immigrants, fashion, and nightlife in the heart of the community where groundbreaking creativity and influential ideas still thrive.
Arturo Vega Foundation
Board of Advisors:
Marc H. Miller
Founder & Executive Director: Jane Friedman
Gallery Director: Ted Riederer
Program Director: Carter Edwards
Director of Development and Social Media: Michelle Halabura
Collection Manager: Corinne Gatesmith
Marketing and PR: Susan Martin
Creative Consultant: Some Serious Business
Gallery Design: Ted Kofman
Howl! Emergency Life Project
In Partnership with The Actors Fund
A safety net for artists, HOWL! HELP provides emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists who have participated in the annual HOWL! Festival or who made or make their careers in New York City’s East Village and Lower East Side arts communities. Services include counseling and referrals for personal, family, or work-related problems and linkage to community resources for such needs as medical care, legal services, public benefits or elder care. Workshops are offered on a variety of topics and include: affordable housing, financial education, and health insurance options. Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental health, and medical care as well as other basic living expenses. Grants are approved on a case-by-case basis based on need.
Guerra Paint and Pigment