History

Tribes’ History

Tribes was conceived as a venue for underexposed artists, as well as a networking center and locus for the development of new talent.

The formation of Tribes was motivated by the thriving artistic community in and around the Lower East Side: poetry at The Nuyorican Poets Café; performances and plays at the Living Theater; activist art at Bullet Space; as well as hundreds of artists trying to find and develop a voice in their medium and a place in which their work might be appreciated.

Housed in a historic federal house built by the founder of The Nation magazine, (Hamilton Fish), Tribes is located on East 3rd Street between Avenues C and D.

The space houses administrative offices, a gallery, and a salon where artists of all kinds can drop in and connect with each other and the organization.

HistorySteve Cannon