Travel Oregon - Tourism Event

Produced by Mawell PR/Henry V Events

Rad Hourani - Spring '09 Runway Show

Produced by Rad Hourani

This Montreal designer sent a chic collection with a black/black palette down the OHG runway with signature unisex, angular and seasonless garments that highlighted his signature leather work and horizontal, streaking motif. To view the video, please click here.

Samantha Pleet - Spring '09 Fashion Presentation

Produced by Samantha Pleet

Returning to OHG for a second time, New York-based designer Samantha Pleet used our cavernous space to showcase her minimalist designs, with a multimedia video presentation projected onto three walls, she aptly described as a “surrealist” montage. To view this video, please click here:

Spurr - Spring '09 Fashion Presentation

Produced by Spurr Inc/Williamson PR

Simon Spurr's menswear takes its inspiration from the slender-cut suits his father wore as a village banker in Kent, an hour southeast of London. His lean lines bespoke a certain reverence for quality tailoring, with his latest creations lining the back of OHG as though on a religious altar, proving what we at OHG already know: the right space is a sacred thing.

Dosa Inc - Sample Sale

Produced by Dosa Inc
09/04/08 - 09/06/08

Dosa, designed by Christina Kim, weaves an eco-friendly philosophy into all its creations, using organically grown wools in addition to hand-loomed cottons and eri silk. 

Fringe Central - Box Office

Produced by The Present Company & Openhouse
07/23/08 - 08/25/08

After years of settling for the best they could find, organizers of the New York International Fringe Festival finally found a venue that suited their needs for a headquarters without breaking their budget.

As an official sponsor of the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, OHG served as FringeCENTRAL, FringeNYC’s central box office, and its onsite hospitality and presentation location for the 16 days of this annual August event in Manhattan. FringeNYC—best known as the birthplace of Broadway's Tony Award-winning URINETOWN and Off-Broadway's MATT & BEN, DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, CARNIVAL KNOWLEDGE and THE JOYS OF SEX—celebrated its 12th anniversary this summer, with 200 shows from all over the world, for a total of more than 1,300 performances in 20 downtown theaters, and an audience of 75,000 people, all of whom called Openhouse GalleryFringeCENTRAL! OHG set the stage for FringeNYC audiences to sit, enjoy lunch, catch a show preview, or just peruse the FringeNYC program guide.

Idol Radec - Pop up Shop

Produced by Idol Radec

Loyal Kaspar - Five Year Anniversary Party

Produced by Loyal Kaspar
07/23/08 - 08/25/08

Open House at Openhouse Cocktail Event

Sponsored by: Greenroom, Heavy Water Vodka and Palm Beer

We hosted our very FIRST networking event in what will be a series of happy-hour cocktail parties to introduce ourselves and what we do to our many valued neighbors in Nolita and to all of New York. We wish to thank everyone who supported our inaugural bit of revelry, with special thanks to our friends at Heavy Water Vodka and Palm Belgian Beer for their refreshing generosity, as well as the commodious Greenroom for their comfortable kindness, and The Space, a not-for-profit arts collective, that decked our walls with inspired creativity. 

La Fee Absinthe - Product Launch

Produced by Saatchi+ Saatchi

The very first container of La Fée Absinthe Parisienne landed at OHG, marking the official stateside launch of this historical elixir of sophisticated decadence. Amid striking La Fée art installations, specially created in association with Saatchi, and linking La Fée to the artistic styles and imagery of Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet and Toulouse Lautrec, this delicious evening was hosted by La Fée owner and managing director, George Rowley. At his side was Marie-Claude Delahaye, world-renowned expert and historian on absinthe, and curator of the Musée de l’Absinthe in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Also attending the event were some of the country’s top mixologists and industry professionals, as well as the nation’s most coveted newspapers and magazines, the likes of which included Forbes, Cigar Aficionado, Marketwatch and Epicurious, to name but a few.

Crest Whitestrips - My Life in Smiles Event

Produced by Devries PR

To celebrate the launch of a new generation of smile care, Crest Whitestrips Daily Whitening + Tartar Protection—the five-minute daily solution for your smile to protect against tartar build-up—partnered with GenArt to host “My Life in Smiles,” a national, amateur photography competition to showcase America’s greatest smile moments. Twenty-five lucky finalists were selected and reviewed by internationally recognized fashion photographer Nigel Barker (pictured), and featured in a gala of beautiful smiles, curated by GenArt, which graced the walls of OHG. One grand-prize winner received an all-expenses paid trip for two to attend this event, plu$1,000 in cash.

Ford Models/ACRIA - Fundraiser

Produced by Ford Models

On this night, OHG was draped in beautiful people, as Ford Models president Katie Ford and American artist Ross Bleckner hosted For Art’s Sake, marrying the fabulous worlds of modeling, fine art and charity. A silent-auction sale of original artwork benefited ACRIA, the Aids Community Research Initiative of America, and featured such artists as Marilyn Minter, Mario Sorrenti, Neckface and Terence Koh, all of whom contributed personal pieces created from the pool of Ford’s top models. This charity evening raised $125,000 in the span of a mere two hours!

Ethan James Group - Designer Sample Sale

Produced by Openhouse/Ethan James Group

Another smashing Ethan James Group boutique sample sale featured a fresh selection of Spring/Summer ’08 collections from a bevy of talented emerging and established designers, including Imitation of Christ, Idol Radec, Love by Ya-Ya, YaYa Aflalo, Staerk, Moon Katz, Fluxus, and The Smooth Company. Dresses, tops, shorts, swimwear and footwear were featured at up to 80% off retail

World Childhood Foundation - Fundraiser

Produced by World Childhood Foundation 
OHG got the royal treatment, as we played host venue to a most worthy fundraiser for the World Childhood Foundation, with founder H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden in attendance. Since 1999, Childhood, a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to serving the most vulnerable children worldwide, especially those who are victims of sexual abuse and exploitation. Specifically targeting projects that help girls and young mothers, Childhood USA is based in New York City and currently assists 13 programs in the United States. The evening included a live performance by Joe Francis and his band and a silent auction to benefit WCF.

Roxy Surf Girls - Book Release Event

Produced by Siren PR

You know Roxy as the apparel brand for girls who love to surf, as well as those who love to look like girls who love to surf. This sun-seeking brand hung ten over a landlocked OHG, for a book-signing and silent auction to benefit Quiksilver Foundation and Surfrider Foundation. Riding the wave of models-who-do-more, Roxy spokesgirl Lisa Anderson (who also happens to be a four-time World Champion Surfer) made a guest appearance to help launch Surf Girl Roxy, which was penned by author Natalie Linden, who signed copies of this lush coffee-table book that features more than 200 photographs of these Roxy surf gear surfers and their water-logged adventures across the globe. The event drew an array of fun-in-the-sun lovers, including designer Tracy Feith, surf artist Tom Adler, actress Joy Bryant and photographer Dewey Nicks.

Clinique - Men's Product Launch

Produced by The Bernard Group

Clinique Skin Supplies for Men knows it’s not just women who worry about wrinkles. “Men want to protect their skin and I think the launch of this product will attract new users to the brand as well as any existing clients that are looking to take better care of their skin long-term,” says Tres Wilson, executive director of Clinique Global Treatment Marketing, with the introduction of its first age-defense product for men, Age Defense Hydrator SPF 15, due on shelves in September; but previewed—with a whiskey tasting—at OHG first!

Meta - Contemporary Furniture Showroom

Produced by Mallett Antiques/Ruder Finn
05/10/08 - 05/17/08

“If Hepplewhite and Chippendale could do it in the 18th century,” asks Henry Neville, president of Mallett Antiques, "why can't we in the 21st?” And so Mallett inhabited OHG for 10 days, as they introduced a future classic: Meta, their new line of commissioned contemporary designs that are destined to be collected. While “in residence,” Mallett covered the floor in mulch and displayed two very large, 10-foot wardrobes, among numerous other pieces in an inaugural line created by five major designers. In their appeal to young collectors, Mallett, which has a gallery uptown, chose OHG to showcase its new collection as an installation, designed by Jules Wright, a theater director and the creator of The Wapping Project, a visual and performing arts center in London.

Inego Earth Day - Conference and Event

Produced by Natureworks

290 Mulberry - Sales Launch Event

Produced by D2 Publicity

Brantley Gutierrez - Photograhy Exhibition

Produced by Brands United
3/28/08 - 3/30/08

Today's hottest musicians were gathered for one night only at Openhouse in April, as Brantley Gutierrez's extraordinary array of portraits
( --images of today's hottest musicians performing live, and all of whom he has shot for Spin magazine--were exhibited to an SRO crowd of young hipsters, at an event sponsored by Brands United, the uber-cool sneaker company, with a tie-in by Archetype showroom. Newcastle beer kept these revelers on their toes, as Gutierrez's stunningly candid photographs of music's reigning artists surrounded the night for an extended encore.

The Disarmory Show

Produced by dB Foundation
3/28/08 - 3/30/08

"Disarmory could not have happened without Openhouse," notes dB founding member Annabel Daou, who organized The Disarmory Show. "There's a vibe in this space that allows for such a broad creative energy, so much so that the space itself==though it's big—inspires total creativity!"

Amid the hubbub of the contemporary art fairs that took over New York for one week in March, the dBfoundation presented The Disarmory Show, a tactical subversion and wry commentary on the glitz and inflation that so marks the contemporary art scene today. Eleven artists were asked to physically or conceptually disarm a work of their own choosing from the seminal 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art. In conjunction with their installation, the dBfoundation produced 'The Disarmory,' a newspaper featuring reviews and editorials relating to the artwork, performances, and historical antecedents of the event. Aligning geographic location with the temporal dislocation upon which Disarmory was premised, the artworks were presented in a lone booth in the expansive gallery space and the show was open to the public during three evenings of events over the weekend of March 28 through March 30. See more at -

Converse 1Hund(RED) Artists Launch Event

Produced by Radar Entertainment

"The core idea behind Converse 'Conversations' was to raise awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa," explains Bret Heiman, Radar Entertainment. "By uniting a diverse group of artists and musical performers under one cause, we were able to coordinate a very exciting and somewhat unprecedented event. Each artist selected for the project was tasked with the creation of an original sneaker design, emphasizing the importance of the project's mission.

"When we set out to select a venue for our NYC event," Bret says, "the Openhouse Gallery was the perfect match. The space was raw, much like a blank canvas and offered two rooms for us to customize."

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Downy Radiance Collection (Location Shoot for Commercial)

Produced by Digitas

The first commercial for Downy Simple Pleasure's newest line of fabric softeners, the sumptuously luxurious Radiance Collection, is all about mood. Shot at Openhouse in conjunction with their Mood Board Contest, in which entrants voted for one of three designers who best expressed the moods that these fabric softeners inspire, the commercial also featured the winner's chance to hit the Red Carpet at this year's People's Choice Awards. For
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Make Me a Supermodel (Episodes 4 & 11)

Produced by Bravo Television

Two episodes of this popular reality show were filmed at Openhouse in March: in the first, the models were challenged to use their bodies as art. Their bodies painted, these contestants filed into our venue in a processional and then posed as a living sculpture as onlookers analyzed their ability to pose. In the second (non-sequential) episode, four finalists were selected from a photo shoot the day before, wherein each of them posed as one of the four elements (fire, earth, wind, water). Then, their four best portraits were enlarged and hung at Openhouse for a gallery showing; the four supermodel-hopefuls, along with supermodel-judges Nikki Taylor and Tyson Beckford, and guest-judge Jennifer Starr, were filmed checking out the photography. See more at -

JC Penney Editors Event and Catalog Shoot

Produced by T & L Events
3/12/08 - 3/14/08

JC Penney turned the Openhouse Gallery into a real-life dorm room, as they gave an exclusive editors' preview of their 2008 line of back-to-school fashions and dormitory accessories & furnishings, complete with party hors d'oeuvres that featured a midnight-muchies cuisine: mini pizzas, mini burgers, milkshakes and chocolate cupcakes! See more at -

Nau Warehouse Sale

Produced by Nau
3/6/08 – 3/9/08

Anticipating its first retail store in New York, Nau offered a selection of its exquisitely designed technical outdoor and urban lifestyle products from its Fall/Winter Collection. Deftly integrating beauty, performance and sustainability into each design, Nau challenges conventional notions of what outdoor wear should be. Five percent of every purchase went to Kiva, the world's first person-to-person micro-lending Website, which serves to empower anyone to loan as little as $25 to an entrepreneur in the developing world. To learn more about Nau's distinctive, design-driven clothing and revolutionary business practices go to
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