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October 31, 2023

West Side Fest Recap!

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On Saturday, September 30, over 20 institutions from Manhattan’s West Side joined Poster House for the inaugural West Side Fest!

It was a fun-filled day with programs, free institutional tours, and workshops highlighting the varied arts and culture offerings on the city’s West Side. Along with several partner organizations, the museum proudly displayed the quality of educational and artistic groups that work tirelessly to make NYC a distinguished cultural capital. 

Of course, this event could not have happened without incredible support from a few folks! The museum thanks founding partners Chelsea Market, Collins, Dinamo, Meatpacking Business Improvement District, Pier 57, and Wix Playground. Poster House also extends warm appreciation to the entire West Side Cultural Network for its inclusion in the day’s events!


To celebrate West Side Fest, Poster House partnered with Hudson River Park for Poster House on the Pier. The fun began right away with the incredible folks from Karma Kids Yoga and Elite Brooklyn Jumpers bringing joy to children and adults. Mike King and the fantastic crew from The Arm gave visitors an inside look at the printing process, with live letterpress and screen printing that allowed guests to make a personalized commemorative poster celebrating our two current exhibitions. While at the High Line, members of Poster House’s education team reactivated our immensely popular wheatpaste wall, letting visitors paste up posters like a pro!

The day’s emcee, Glo Butler, rallied the crowd and drove the energy to the stage. An array of show-stopping performances followed, including sets from DJs April Hunt and Matthew Law. Hila The Earth and her crew donned emoji costumes for a laugh-filled, tongue-in-cheek performance. Finally, the Dragon Sisters displayed their dazzling dancing skills and led participants in a celebratory procession to The Shed for the day’s final events. 

Meanwhile, at the museum, the day’s events were well underway by the time the first poster came off the presses at Pier 63. Excited visitors joined exclusive design and curatorial tours of the recently unveiled exhibitions, Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde and We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020. Guests marveled at the current hallway shows, Advertising Type: Women in Digital Design and The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Typefaces from Emigre & FUSE.