ArtCrawl Harlem Inc., was established in 2008 and incorporated as a educational not-for-profit art gallery tour in 2010. The organization is designed to educate participants while supporting and promoting the rich visual arts in Harlem. We are Harlem’s first and only trolley bus guided art tour, created by two community entrepreneurs, Jacqueline Orange of Taste Harlem Tours and Averlyn Archer of Canvas, Paper and Stone Art Gallery. Our combined backgrounds in tourism and art provided the foundation for ArtCrawl Harlem™.
ArtCrawl Harlem’s mission is to support and provide exposure for Harlem’s rich art, cultural institutions and experts, including individual professional artists. It is our aim to elevate Harlem on the greater metropolitan cultural map, while providing both education and quality experiences to visitors, tourists and members of the community. We support the galleries and, by extension, the emerging and established artists that galleries promote in the community. We employ, train, and offer internships to students, as well as, create career options and opportunities to people from the community.
ArtCrawl Harlem™ is a unique way to introduce the public to the community of Harlem, and all it has to offer. Tour participants from the wider metropolitan area, and beyond, learn how they can engage in the community in a fun filled afternoon. The experience provides general tourists with an entry point to return to Harlem independently and support area businesses. Community members participating in tours become more familiar with the creative educational resources available in their own backyards.