Author Archives: Akiva Steinmetz-Silber

The Laundromat Project really opened my eyes to how much work and dedication is required to create art that involves one’s community.

I applied for a residency with The Laundromat Project because a major part of my work involves social engagement.

We had just started recording stories for our project Housing is a Human Right, a creative storytelling project about the dignity of a place to call home

I was drawn to The Laundromat Project and what they represent as an organization.

We support The LP because we believe in the inherent creativity of our neighbors, and we value the role of artists in building just, healthy, equitable communities.

We most recently had a site visit at The Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA) which will host 2016 Create Change Artists-in-Residence Salome Asega and Ayodamola (Ayo) Okunseinde’s project, “The Iyapo Repository.”

Havanna and Autumn discuss inspiration, power, and the social responsibilities of being Black artist…

On a Sunday afternoon in Marcus Garvey Park, Rahviance and Shamilia discussed their relationship to shifts and changes…

Marching to protect our streets and youth on the frontlines of social and environmental injustices…

We spoke with Harlem-native and 2016 Create Change Artist-in-Residence, Havanna Fisher Newby, about her project…

Katherine Toukhy, Salvador (Sal) Muñoz, and Salome Asega in Creative Conversation.


Meet Maya Reyes, 2016 Program Intern

Meet Nina Chanel Abney, 2016 Featured Print Artist

Meet Nari Ward, 2016 SOAPBOX Honoree

Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper 25 x 19 inches Edition of 25 Courtesy of the Artist $2,000   Reserve your print now:   MORE About SOAPBOX 2016

Meet Betty Yu, 2016 SOAPBOX Honoree

Meet Ayesha, Director of Strategic Partnerships

SOAPBOX is The Laundromat Project’s elegant and art-filled annual benefit. The evening includes delicious beverages and hors d’oeuvres, live DJ, exclusive special edition print, silent auction, and fun art experiences. This year, we are celebrating a major milestone: 10 years of our flagship Create Change program.   Check out some of the photos from SOAPBOX […]

Meet Alicia Grullón, Artist Catalyst