Nestled between Soho and Little Italy, Posteritati’s expansive gallery space invokes the golden age of cinema with more than 9,000 black-and-white and Technicolor movie posters. Petite placards and wall-length signboards span decades and genres that range from the once-popular film noir to the criminally overlooked fettuccini western. Colorful books on cinema arts round out Posteritati's collection and share space on the gallery’s dark hardwood floors with a rotating array of autographed handbills signed by producers, writers, and stars such as Lena Horne. The shop regularly hosts shows and poster exhibitions that revolve around central screen themes such as politics, romance, and actors’ relationships with antagonizing laugh tracks.
The stylists at Le Salon d’ Art embrace the art world as much as they do the hair world—so much so that each month the salon showcases a new artist’s work, from mixed-media paintings to highly stylized photographs. But their dedication to the arts doesn’t stop there. Out on the salon floor, junior and senior stylists can be found cutting, painting, and sculpting strands into modern and classic ’dos.
To create these custom looks, stylists reach for Goldwell products and Coppola keratin treatments, as well as use a variety of advanced techniques, including balayage highlighting and paintball coloring. And while they do all of this, to make each client’s experience enjoyable, they offer complimentary glasses of wine, coffee, and tea.
An offshoot of Greenwich House, an institution founded in 1902 to "help individuals lead more fulfilling lives," Greenwich House Pottery has served as an artistic outlet for the community for more than a century. Classes teach students the techniques of crafting pottery by hand or on the wheel, and the Jane Hartsook Gallery's collection of ceramics lets visitors fulfill their cultural appetite without having to eat crumpled-up beat poems. Despite the general laidback atmosphere, the school's program has attracted such accomplished kiln-folk as Peter Voulkos and Margaret Israel as guest teachers throughout the years.
For more than 30 years, the framing experts at Grove Pointe Frame & Art have preserved valuable and sentimental items for posterity by encasing them within museum-quality frames. Specialists help to choose from more than 4,000 frames and 300 mat samples to create a border that accents any item, from sports jerseys to cryogenically frozen uncles, and complements existing décor. In addition to framing services, Grove Pointe Frame & Art can create custom signs and banners to help customers to promote their own businesses or join street protests of blank picket signs.
The framing specialists at Galleria on Third design and build artful borders to accentuate and protect works of art. Visitors receive warming welcomes from the natural woodwork of the shop's façade. A consultation with a skilled craftsman helps determine the ideal frame for a piece, from antique mouldings to shadow boxes and electric fences to hold in mischievous portraits. In addition to providing museum-quality framing and matting services for posters and family photos, the frame emporium displays an eclectic selection of original artwork by notable contemporary artists. Galleria on Third also supports charities through annual benefit shows.
Black & White Project Space is a non-profit art organization committed to production, presentation and promotion of innovative and audience-engaging site-specific installations otherwise in danger of under-representation. Black & White Project Space is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.