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Special Events

Photograph by Thomas Kochie

Festivities and More

NYFA holds special philanthropic events throughout the year. These celebrations not only help support the artists we serve, but also provide our guests the opportunity to fête the creative achievements their generous contributions make possible. We hope you'll join us at the next occasion!


  • 2017 East End Studio Tour

    This annual event takes our guests on a private tour of several artists' studios in the Hamptons. Transportation to all studios and luncheon with renowned chef provided. All ticket purchases are fully tax-deductible and support NYFA’s mission to empower artists in all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives. Learn more about last year's event on NYFA Current.
    Details about this year's tour coming soon.


  • NYFA Hall of Fame

    NYFA's annual Hall of Fame Benefit was held on April 4, 2017. Visit our NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit page for updates. Visit the NYFA Hall of Fame page to see honorees speak about sustaining a creative life. 

  • Salon Event with Kathleen and Henry Chalfant

    On November 1, 2016, Kathleen & Henry Chalfant hosted a salon event in their Brooklyn Heights home with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. The evening featured performances by several NYSCA/NYFA Fellows. Learn more about the salon on NYFA Current.

  • NYFA in Detroit

    On October 21, 2016, NYFA Board members, patrons, and staff ventured to Detroit, Michigan, which is home to one of the fastest growing, most vibrant art scenes in the country. Our guests visited the world-renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art; The Heidelberg Project, one of the largest public art projects in the country; and Assemble Sound, a collective for musicians. Learn more about their journey on NYFA Current.

Image: 2016 East End Studio Tour; Photo: Thomas Kochie