The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is moving from its Woodhaven home to an annex building at the Kaufman Astoria Studios sometime between late May and early June.
Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, executive director of QCA, said the council's current location in Forest Park is in a Parks Department building, leaving them with little control over the space, and is inaccessible by public transportation.
Krakauer said QCA is moving mainly at the request of its members.
“They all indicated that they wanted a place to gather that was accessible easily by public transportation,” she said. “Thus it will be a tremendous asset to artists in Queens.”
She said QCA hunted for a new space for years, and “this is the one that emerged as the best.”
Funded by the state, city and federal governments, QCA's mission is to help foster individual artists and arts organizations to enhance the cultural diversity throughout Queens, according to its Web site.
The new location will provide a 17,000-square-foot open space to be used for film screenings, artist exhibitions, readings, workshops, panels and other QCA events.
For more information, see the Long Island City Journal