Press Release

Press Release: Never Gonna Leave NYC



Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
Press preview: 4pm- 7pm
Private Opening Reception for the Artists 7pm- 11pm


Friday, August 13, 2021
Opening Reception and book signing event with James Top 8pm-11pm


August 13 – September 11, 2021

A2Z Gallery
176 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002

Wednesdays at A2Z’s is pleased to present “Never Gonna Leave NYC” at A2Z’s, NYC’s new art gallery and collective space, located on The Lower East Side of New York City. This unique Invitational brings together a curated selection of urban contemporary artists for a month of cutting-edge art, artist panels, slide shows, silk screening events and book signing parties.

Roster of Artists

This month’s exhibition “Never Gonna Leave NYC” will showcase works by a selection of innovative and groundbreaking NYC based artists including Alice Mizrachi, ASVP, CES, Dave Ortiz, Dan Witz, Icy & Sot, Indie184, James Top. Joel Blenz aka TRAP-IF, Michael Halsband, Queen Andrea, SP.ONE aka Greg Lamarche

Wednesday’s at A2Z’s will be monthly event, with a program developed to feature artists, writers, and pioneers of the Urban Contemporary art scene. Throughout the month there will be private events for the artists, inviting them to find motivation and inspiration and an opportunity to collaborate on projects, ideas and discussions with their peers.

This month’s exhibition “Never Gonna Leave NYC” pays homage to the pioneers of street art who had a profound influence on the underground art scene in New York City. It’s a reflection on the era of the 1970’s and the street art scene on the Lower East Side and tribute to the pioneers and trendsetters that shaped the art scene as it is today. Itis a statement on rediscovering a time that was tangible and authentic.

The concept of “Wednesday’s at A2Z’s” is inspired by the era of the 197O’s on the LES of NYC, and specifically an event hosted by Arleen Schloss which who held multi- disciplinary, experimental art events at her loft on the Lower East Side. These events grew so popular that over time they would attract a mass of artists, writers and musicians to congregate and create art. “The vibe was relaxed, the art experimental and people just practiced their art. No one bothered us.”

Wednesday’s at A2Z’s “Never Gonna Leave NYC” is an exhibition and experience that takes us back to this era with programming scheduled inviting opportunities for artists to reconvene and connect. Wednesday’s at A2Z’s’s is curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles with “a little help from Mike Saes”.

The exhibition will be open to the public on Friday, August 13th and available to view thereafter by appointment or invitation only. Please contact for further details.