ABC No Rio is a community center for the arts on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Our gallery and performance space was founded by visual artists committed to an actively engaged culture that promotes critical analysis and an expanded vision of possibility for our lives and the lives of our neighborhoods, cities, and societies. We’ve retained these values to the present.
ABC No Rio is a place where people share resources and ideas to impact society, culture, and community in an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual support. Since our founding we've been welcoming and supportive venue for thousands of emerging artists, performers, poets and musicians.