About Us

“The function of an artist is to organize the facets of life according to his imagination.”

Romare Bearden

ArtCrawl Harlem Inc.,(501(c)3) founded in 2008 by Jacqueline Orange and Averlyn Archer as Harlem’s first trolley car guided art tour and later incorporated as an educational non-profit art gallery tour in 2016, ArtCrawl Harlem’s mission is to support and promote Harlem’s creative community and historical legacy through dynamic arts, cultural programs, and educational initiatives.

ArtCrawl Harlem promotes the exposure of professional and emerging artist, Harlem art galleries and cultural institutions.  The aim is to elevate Harlem on the greater metropolitan cultural map, while providing both education and quality experiences to visitors, tourists and members of the community.

ArtCrawl Harlem sustains, supports and promotes the rich visual arts in Harlem.

Ulysses S. Williams

Acting Exec. Director

Ulysses Williams is a native of Jersey City, NJ currently residing in Harlem. He is the President of Baseline 2020, a consulting company specializing in the needs of minority and women owned construction firms and project management services and the Acting Executive Director & Project Manager of ArtCrawl Harlem.

He serves on the Executive Board of The Gatekeepers Collective (TGC) a resiliency group for SGL Black men.  TGC recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with an art installation of banners across 125th street honoring the legacy of Black cultural icons of the period.

Souleo

2020 Curator

Souleo creates and produces entertaining and informative events, exhibitions, cultural programs and media content. Souleo has collaborated with noteworthy institutions and brands including the New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, AARP, Huffington Post, EBONY and more. Souleo’s work has been widely covered in outlets including the Associated Press, NY Times, The New Yorker, NBC and more. Souleo most recently served as Manager of Public Programs at Newark Museum.