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Community Art Socials featuring artist, Élan Cadiz

March 29 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Élan Cadiz

Join us on Friday, March 29, 2024, at The Children’s Art Carnival from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for our sixth Community Arts Social Event featuring Interdisciplinary artist, Élan Cadiz’. Élan’s art and practice are grounded in the documentation of her personal narrative through the use of portraiture, domestic and historical imagery.

Community Arts Socials are weekly gatherings for artists, creative individuals to connect with each other and members of the Northern Manhattan community. These social events provide a platform for the guest artist to introduce themselves and showcase their artistic endeavors to all attendees. Artist presentations can last up to an hour, with the remaining time dedicated to fostering connections among artists and creatives. The events feature food, beverages, music, and interactive creative activities, aiming to establish The Children’s Art Carnival as uptown’s hub for artists and creatives. Moreover, the CAC Socials serve as opportunities to fundraise for the Children’s Arts Carnival.

(RSVP with donation)

Community Arts Socials @ The Children’s Art Carnival are made possible with funding from West Harlem Development Corporation.

About The Artist:
Élan Cadiz an interdisciplinary, multi ethnic, multi racial, North American, native New Yorker, and Visual Artist that deconstructs and balances her intersectionality through her projects. Élan’s art and practice are grounded in the documentation of her personal narrative through the use of portraiture, domestic and historical imagery.

Cadiz’s artworks explore the ways societal and personal histories overlap and affect individual relationships, power dynamics and identity.

Élan Cadiz’s intention is to speak to the boundless potential in humanity despite impediments and ways our pasts can inform our future for the better. Her goal is to have viewers question their condition(s) in ways that bring about helpful inner inquiry and thoughtful discussion.

Élan’s formal training began in the High School of Art & Design. After graduation she was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Advertisement and Design and Photography for two years. Cadiz graduated from City College of New York City with a BA in Studio Art and Education in 2008. She specialized in graphic design, printmaking, and education. She also took classes in art instruction and child psychology. Élan received my Masters in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts May 2018.

An integral part of Élan’s practice is family, education and inclusivity. Cadiz has instructed young people in the arts (ages 3 to 90) for 24 years and taught for or was in collaboration with programs/institutions such as the Police Athletic League (P.A.L), Astoria Beacon Program, Young Adult Institute (Y.A.I), Casa Duarte, P.S. /I.S. 180, Say Yes To Education (affiliated with Columbia’s Teachers College), Harlem School of the Arts, Thurgood Marshall Upper and Lower Academies, Harlem Gems (Harlem Children Zone), No Longer Empty, Cool Culture, Bank Street College, Weeksville Heritage Center, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York Historical Society, Center for Arts Education, Community Works NYC, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Boys Club of New York City, Foster Pride, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling and more.



Also join us, Saturday, April 13, 1pm


$1 – $5


The Children’s Art Carnival
62 Hamilton Terrace
New York, NY 10031 United States
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Phone: (212) 234-4093