Chanel and Tribeca Film Festival Launch ‘Art Is New York / New York Is Art’

Chanel And Tribeca Film Festival Tap Over 60 Artists For Storefront And Streetscape Take Over

Chanel and the Tribeca Film Festival have revealed the “Art Is New York / New York Is Art” initiative to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Art Awards. Vacant storefronts and streetscapes across the city will be adorned with original sketches by more than 60 artists. The artists who were commissioned are past and present Tribeca Film Festival Art Award contributors, and each was asked to create something inspired by the inseparable relationship between art and New York, the city’s rebirth, and the healing power of art. 

The illustrious list of artists includes Julian Schnabel, Kiki Smith, Nate Lowman, Swoon, Chuck D, Matthew Modine, Christopher Walken, Donna Ferrato, Aurel Schmidt, Kalup Linzy, Don Gummer, Sophie Matisse and many more. 

“Tribeca’s long-standing partnership with Chanel in supporting human expression through art is deeply rooted in the spirit of the festival,” said Jane Rosenthal, the cofounder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises. “Their commitment to honoring the boldness and authenticity of artists is palpable. There’s no better way to see New York come alive and heal than through the creative lens of these wonderful artists. This project beautifully represents the city.”

Tribeca and CHANEL’s celebration of art will also include a special 25th  anniversary screening of Julian Schnabel’s remastered film, Basquiaton June 17th. 

Tribeca Festival is the first major North American film festival to be held in person since the pandemic started. The event kicks off on June 9th with a screening of “In the Heights,”  and runs until June 20th.