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The Director's Blog

10 years and we're still walking!

lawrence Friday, February 07, 2014
10 Years
Wow - 10 years and we’re still walking!

In this banner year, the tour continues to increase its footprint to include artists and venues that have been instrumental in HAWT’s growth. We appreciate our community partners and enjoy growing with them!

In 2013, our environmental element evolved, as Casa Frela Gallery HAWT’s parent organization, was granted space to build a garden – which we did with the help of artists and community, and also partnered with MillionTrees.org to give tree workshops and foster environmental awareness.

HAWT’s community partners include Emblem Health, who so generously donated hundreds of cloth bags, which several HAWT™ artists put their ‘magic touches’ on, so that each guest walked away from Casa Frela Gallery with a true work of art. HAWT™ also partnered with new Harlemites, Artist and Craftsmen Art Store, who hosted the Artist Meet-and-Greet reception on the eve of the tour.

We are very proud to say that all purchases for HAWT’s needs were and are purchased right here in Harlem.

It’s our ongoing goal to give our visitors a deeper insight to what we know and love about Harlem and offer a distinct taste of what Harlem has to offer. We invite you in to meet our artists, visit our restaurants and shops, kick back and relax with the community and take away a piece of Harlem with you. Come on by and get to know us.

We’re proud to be part of the OHNY (Open House New York) weekend as a key stop on the OHNY tour.

So I’m walkin’! But catch me if you can – I’d love to meet you!
HAWT™ to trot,
Lawrence Rodriguez