During the COVID-19 pandemic, artists weren’t able to collaborate or share materials anywhere near as much as they had before. In Queens, Materials for the Arts had long been a home for this work. The Long Island City warehouse houses donated fabrics, papers, furniture and more that artists can find for free. They brought their work on the road during the pandemic, but it wasn’t the same. Now, they’ve finally been able to reopen their doors. Reporter Vanessa Ague recently visited the warehouse to talk to some of the people who use it.
Reported by Vanessa Ague