Social | #TravelTuesdays: An Instagram Takeover Series

Social | #TravelTuesdays: An Instagram Takeover Series

We’re going places this summer with the help of arts organizations from cities across the country.

This summer, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is debuting a new Instagram takeover series featuring arts organizations from cities across the country. From Tuesday, June 6 through Tuesday, August 29, we’re asking arts organizations both near and far to take us on a virtual art tour of their city, giving us (and you!) an insider’s look at the art and art experiences that make their city unique. We hope you’ll join us this #traveltuesday to see what’s in store. See below to see where we’re heading, and make sure to follow us at @nyfacurrent on Instagram to travel along with us this summer! 


Tuesday, June 6 | Rochester, NY  The Flower City Arts Center is a community-based not-for-profit that educates, encourages, and inspires all people to create and enjoy the arts. They’re the only community visual arts center located within the city of Rochester, offering programs in Book Arts, Ceramics, and Photography. You can find them on Instagram at @rochesterarts.

Tuesday, June 13 | Philadelphia, PA Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is a prestigious performing arts center that serves a broad and diverse audience throughout the greater Philadelphia region. The Center’s facilities host eight resident companies including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Pops, PHILADANCO, and Opera Philadelphia. They’re on Instagram at @kimmelcenter

Tuesday, June 20 | Oakland, CA – Creative Growth Art Center serves artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibitions and representation, and a social atmosphere among peers. Check them out on Instagram at @creativegrowth

Tuesday, June 27 | Juneau, AK – Sealaska Heritage Institute perpetuates and enhances Southeast Alaskan Native cultures by promoting Alaska Native arts, cultures, history, and education statewide through public services and events. They’re on Instagram at @shinstitute


Tuesday, July 11 | San Antonio, TX – Artpace, a cornerstone of contemporary art in San Antonio, was founded by artist, collector, and businesswoman Linda Pace in 1993. It opened to the public in 1995 and is known for supporting creativity throughout the region through its residency and exhibition programs, as well as its range of educational programs. Find Artpace on Instagram at @artpace

Tuesday, July 18 | Detroit, MI – The Heidelberg Project is a Detroit-based community organization designed to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. The project began in 1986, when founder and artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather started transforming vacant lots into a massive art environment. Check out The Heidelberg Project on Instagram at @heidelbergproj

Tuesday, July 25 | Salt Lake City, UT – Ballet West ranks among the top professional ballet companies in America, with a rich and varied repertoire – from Balanchine to Bournonville and Petipa to Tharp – as well as versatile artists and an American style that is as dynamic as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Visit Ballet West on Instagram at @balletwest1


Tuesday, August 1 | Atlanta, GA – ART PAPERS is an independent, critical voice covering contemporary art and culture in the world today. The Atlanta-based nonprofit provides an accessible forum for examining, discussing, and documenting the full spectrum of contemporary art and culture in print, online, and through public programming. They’re on Instagram at @artpapers.

Tuesday, August 8 | Newark, NJ – Newark Arts advances and expands the resources and offerings of arts and cultural institutions in Newark. They provide leadership, direction, and technical assistance through partnerships with the city’s many artists, arts administrators, community organizations, and government agencies. Find Newark Arts on Instagram at @newarkarts

Tuesday, August 22 | Honolulu, HI – Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawaii’s leading arts institution, with exhibitions, performing arts events, and public programs that are specifically relevant to the state’s ethnically diverse community. The museum’s permanent collection comprises more than 50,000 pieces spanning 5,000 years, making it one of the finest museums in the United States. Follow them on Instagram at @honolulumuseum

Tuesday, August 29 | Seattle, WA – Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. The core of the museum’s exhibition program is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, prominent early 20th-Century Seattle business leaders and art collectors, and support for contemporary artists with a focus on the Seattle creative community. You can find them on Instagram at @fryeartmuseum

Follow NYFA on social media for more news, events, and artist/organization spotlights at @nyfacurrent on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

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