Sail Away: ART FOR CHANGE x The Rockaway Hotel + Spa
ART FOR CHANGE is delighted to announce our partnership with The Rockaway Hotel, where you can find a series of prints by artists Caleb Hahne, Becky Kolsrud, Alicia Mersy, Shirin Neshat and Scott Reeder installed in select guest rooms throughout the hotel and available for purchase.
The Rockaway Hotel + Spa, an urban beach getaway for surfers and cultural enthusiasts, opened its doors in September 2020 in Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York. The vibrant, community-driven, full-service hotel boasts four food and beverage outlets, a rooftop bar, outdoor heated pool, large-scale event spaces, and a brand new spa. In addition to the year-round hotel’s 53 guest rooms and eight extended-stay suites, The Rockaway Hotel + Spa serves as an anchor for the Rockaway Beach community - a gathering place for locals and an opportunity to bring Rockaway Beach’s surf, art and music scene to guests through cultural experiences.
Art consulting is a key aspect of the services offered by ART FOR CHANGE. Utilizing our relationships with a vast network of artists and partners, we work with our clients to identify works that suit their needs, tastes and environment while supporting worthwhile organizations. Our personalized, hands-on curation process showcases the symbiotic relationship between attaining business and philanthropic goals—furthering efforts toward a more sustainable future.
“We are proud to work with Rockaway Hotel on a curated selection of prints from a diverse group of both established and emerging artists to outfit their guest suites. Each of these works evoke a sense of place and tease the breadth of emotions that both new or familiar locales can lay bare,” says ART FOR CHANGE Founder Jeanne Masel. “It’s our priority to connect with partners who share both an aesthetic vision and actively work toward envisioning a brighter future for those around us and beyond. The Rockaway Hotel team’s social vision and present efforts made them a natural partner for ART FOR CHANGE and we look forward to building more together.”
“The Rockaway Hotel + Spa believes that art is a connective tissue to the community, which is why we are proud to be a gathering place and cultural hub for locals, hotel guests, and artists from around the world,” said Michi Jigarjian, Managing Partner and Chief Social Impact Officer of The Rockaway Hotel + Spa. “In partnership with ART FOR CHANGE, we are excited to champion and promote their mission and vision while offering a collection of work from a variety of artists to our guests. Introducing this new artwork into the community and allowing these creatives an opportunity to tap into a new market is both exciting for the hotel and rewarding for the non-profits that ART FOR CHANGE supports.”
This new ART FOR CHANGE print collection will complement the rotating selection of works from both locally and internationally renowned artists. From custom lights by artists Sam Stewart, commissioned works from Hannah Whitaker and Kennedy Yanko, as well as featured artworks from Roe Ethridge and Herbie Fletcher, showcasing the great talent of living, contemporary artists is critical to the mission of both the hotel and ART FOR CHANGE. The collection with the Rockaway Hotel is just the beginning of the ongoing partnership that ART FOR CHANGE is eager to build upon in the coming year.
ABOUT THE ROCKAWAY HOTEL + SPA
The Rockaway Hotel + Spa, an urban beach getaway for surfers and cultural enthusiasts, opened its doors in summer 2020 in Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York. Built with a deep commitment to honor Rockaway's vibrant culture, the hotel is an inclusive space that is activated year-round with social impact initiatives and arts and cultural programming, core tenants of the hotel's ethos. The hotel offers a respite from the city bustle through a modern-day retreat to the Rockaway peninsula. The Rockaway Hotel ushers in a new wave of visitors to the destination, celebrating the legacy and hospitality of one of New York City’s most beloved beaches.
This partnership is facilitated by the 7|G Foundation, which champions organizations and individuals that challenge inequality in human rights, education, art, and culture. By partnering with organizations, artists, and community facilitators, 7|G Foundation seeks to build strong community bonds that elevate local culture while supporting cultural change founded upon the foundation's core social impact and sustainability values.