Cuchifritos Gallery & Project Space is a program of Artists Alliance Inc, an artist and curator-centered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting emerging and underrepresented contemporary artists on the Lower East Side. Established in 2001, Cuchifritos provides exhibition opportunities to hundreds of independent curators and emerging, underrepresented artists. Its location inside the Essex Street Market creates a distinct opportunity to directly engage with the local community about contemporary art. Many of the exhibitions selected explore fundamental ideas, issues and concerns associated with the Lower East Side and highlight the work of artists from this and similar communities.
La Tiendita at Essex Market is New York City's only "girl-made and fair trade" social venture food business. Founded by The Lower Eastside Girls Club in 1998 as an entrepreneurial baking company and job training program, our product line now includes: baked goods from our Sweet Things Bake Shop: cupcakes, cookies, brownies, girl-power bars, granola, gingerbread, baby pies and more. What's New: Breezy Hill Orchard is partnering with the Lower East Side Girls Club to bring fresh local produce and seasonal prepped foods and baked goods that rely heavily on local ingredients. It will be offered under the name Fresco Del Rancho. Visit the Market and check them out!