Even though many of the dealers in the Chelsea art zone have booths at the large fairs, they keep their gallery doors open for sidewalk strollers and all those out-of-town collectors. The walkable High Line and the new Whitney Museum of American Art energize the south end of this westside neighborhood.
With street map in hand (www.chelseagallerymap.com), art lovers thread their way up one side and down the other of gallery-lined streets from W. 17th or so to W. 28th sts., btw 10th & 11th aves. Look for Howard Scott Gallery, showing the ethereal sculpture of Yuriko Yamaguchi. With LED light, she transforms hand-cast resin and stainless steel wire into jewel-like cloud forms at 519 W. 20th St., www.howardscottgallery.com