…Advancing Artists

We offer space, financial resources, and professional and creative development opportunities to artists working in all disciplines in order to advance and sustain their creative practice and artistic careers.

…Transforming Audiences

Our public programs — including the River To River® Festival — engage, provoke, and transform audiences. We celebrate cultural experiences that are representative of all stages of the creative process and present them for free in unexpected places.

…Catalyzing Communities

We work in partnership with artists, community organizations, and civic, corporate, and cultural leaders to build vibrant communities that are at the forefront of arts and culture. Together, we foster artistic growth and long-term sustainability that invigorate our diverse neighborhoods Downtown and reach communities throughout Manhattan.

“Lower Manhattan has seen an explosion of residential buildings, schools, and businesses in the last four decades, and a rich, cultural core is vital to its continued development. LMCC is at the forefront of this evolution, and the River To River Festival… is one among many LMCC programs that offer the public exposure to the arts, while instilling a sustainable, cultural component into this community.”

—The Broadsheet Daily

Thank you for helping make this possible!

LMCC is able to provide 360° support to artists, engage audiences, and enliven communities through our innovative arts programs thanks to the generous support of corporations, foundations, government entities, and individuals like you.

All of our programs are FREE because of our visionary supporters who understand the fundamental relationship between cultural vibrancy and quality of life, and the merits of making the arts accessible to all.

Thank you again for your support.


  • Join a robust network of individuals from across the business and arts sectors who share a passion for both the arts and the growing community in Lower Manhattan;
  • Gain access to exclusive open studio previews, art receptions, and premier events that provide unique opportunities to meet artists, the City’s cultural leaders, and Lower Manhattan stakeholders; and,
  • Participate in programs and forums that address sustainability practices in the arts, the development of Lower Manhattan’s cultural identity, and the future of Downtown.

Benefits of Becoming a Friend of LMCC:

$40 - $99

  • LMCC tote bag

$100 - $249

  • LMCC tote bag
  • Invitation for two to 1 LMCC special event in 2013-14

$250 - $499

  • LMCC tote bag
  • Invitation for two to 2 LMCC special events in 2013-14

$500 - $999

  • LMCC tote bag
  • Invitation for two to all LMCC special events in 2013-14


  • LMCC tote bag
  • Invitation for two to all LMCC special events in 2013-14
  • Advanced reservations for two to select River To River performances

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Donations can be made online or by mailing a check (payable to Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) to:

Maureen McMahon
Individual Giving & Special Events Manager
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038

LMCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization. Please note that your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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