Oysters & Art was born out of the idea of bringing people together through the experience of contemporary art.
This is an ode to good living. We mean small group gatherings. We mean walks to visit the most exciting gallery shows of the month. We mean a table waiting for conversations over delicious food to follow.
We mean facing art and practicing meeting the unknown together. We mean considering pleasure as a form of knowledge. We mean making art ours as a tool for self-knowing.
We mean to be willing to open ourselves to new perspectives. We mean a context that can hold us and our thoughts. We mean meaningful conversations and deep connections with extraordinary people like you.
Chelsea Gallery Walk
Visit the most renowned galleries showing established artists.
LES Gallery Walk
Discover new galleries and emerging artists.
Cecily Brown at Paula Cooper, 2017
Monthly Art Walk + Dinner
We are bringing back our art+dinner experience in NYC. Join us for a very special afternoon of art, dinner and great conversation. Starting in spring 2020.
6 shows in a 2-hour gallery tour
Dinner at a top restaurant in the neighborhood and discussion
Maximum 6 people
If you are interested in pre-booking a spot contact us:
"Paul is a great guide/docent. He had a lot of inside information about NY galleries, art and he did a great job explain the evolution of art and how art can be evaluated. I would go on another tour with him and would recommend others to do the same."
Donald, February 2019
"I had the most amazing experience doing the Chelsea gallery tour with Pilar! She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about art, and a friendly and warm person overall. I deeply enjoyed exchanging ideas with her and learning about the artists, their background and influences, and gaining insights about the NY art scene. Without a doubt, I think this is the best way one can spend an afternoon in NYC. Looking forward to coming back to NY to see the a new batch of galleries! Muchisimas gracias, Pilar!"
"Had a blast exploring the Lower East Side galleries with Paul! He’s really down to earth and easy to talk to. The art walk was great because Paul was very engaging with his questions and gave some helpful background on the artist. The walk didn’t feel like a lecture it felt more like going to a gallery with a friend that knows about art."
Richard, December 2018
"A great experience for someone who does not know much about art. I still felt included in the tour. Afterwards I bought my first piece of art during my stay in New York! Paul is a lovely host."
Zara, May 2019
“Paul was friendly, low key, and knowledgeable about the artists and galleries he brought us to. Completely unpretentious with just enough info on all exhibits, and made sure we saw contemporary art from multiple disciplines. We're relatively local and would definitely join him again on this tour as the galleries and artists are ever changing."
Alexander, March 2018
“Really enjoyed this experience with Pilar! She was very professional and her enthusiasm for the art really shined. I'd visited some galleries on my own in the past but having the context from Pilar about the artist backgrounds and inspirations made everything so much better!"
Gabe, November 2018
“Super super thanks for having me last night. What a great way to spend an evening, super cool gallery picks, and amazing lovely people to discuss with."
“No words for what a wonderful, special night it was. I love that I did something different and unexpected on a Thursday night and having an intro to the vibrant opening night NYC art scene. It was truly fab. And the group of people you collected together, and our next level convos about art & life, were fantastic."