Founded by Joan Daidone and Lisa Cooper (a Riverdale resident) this past fall, Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art Gallery's mission is to "change the world through art." This is not just an abstract or idealistic marketing tagline: Elisa Tucci donates 5% of all sales (not just profits) to charitable organizations that help disadvantaged children and their families heal through art. Free Arts NYC, a nonprofit arts education and mentoring program in the South Bronx, is one of the organizations Elisa Tucci supports.
Click here for more information about visiting Elisa Tucci's exhibit at Bridge New York. The Riverdale gallery is open on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, or any other time by appointment.