The NoHo BID and Merchant’s House Museum are excited to open up their backyard, a true NoHo gem, to the public for a special NoHo Art Night in the Garden on Tuesday, May 21st from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Bring your sketchpad, water colors, or other medium and join artist Sonya Sklaroff in creating in this beautiful space, or just come by to enjoy a spring evening. This event is part of the NoHo Art Nexus, a month long art activation featuring the work of Sonya Sklaroff in 19 NoHo stores. 

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Enter the garden through Manuel Plaza at 35 East 4th Street. 
Click here to learn more about the NoHo Art Nexus.

Sonya Sklaroff has been painting “en plein air” since she was a child. She draws inspiration from the world around her and is particularly interested in patterns of light and shadow and loves to play with perspective and space. For the evening event, Sklaroff will be using special Japanese opaque watercolors and will be painting the beautiful spring blossoming gardens of Merchant’s House in her unique whimsical and colorful style. Bring your drawing materials or watercolors and join her, or sit alongside and enjoy watching her process while taking in the exquisite garden views. Please note that easels are not allowed due to the small space. 

About the Artist: Sonya Sklaroff graduated with a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Parsons School of Design. Her work is included in international corporate, private, and museum collections. Sklaroff’s studio has been based in NoHo for 25 years. Her current exhibition “NoHo Art Nexus: Outside In” (May 2-28) comprises 76 paintings in 19 businesses throughout her NoHo neighborhood.