Illuminating event supporting AAPI groups draws attention at High Line Nine gallery

An art exhibition founded in response to spikes in Asian hate, The Push hosted a magical opening event at the High Line Nine gallery ––– attracting more than 200 attendees on Thursday night, May 20.

(Image: attendees including The Push team and artists’ friends and family, photographer: Luke Ryba)

Attendees from all walks of life came together to view 12 global artists’ masterpieces at the exhibition; ranging from toddlers, to recent college graduates, to seniors.

The sound of laughter, champagne corks popping, and a delicate live musical performance echoed through the hallway. As crowds were filling up The Push’s exhibition, many guests went on an adventure around the gallery, allowing everyone to enjoy the event safely.


The Push exhibition opening event created a unique and impactful ‘night at the museum’ experience that New Yorkers have longed for since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020.

The Push exhibition will continue throughout the AAPI heritage month from May 21 – June 3 from 12PM-6PM at The Highline Nine gallery –– located at 508 W 28th Street, New York. The Push will donate 30% of proceeds from art sales towards AAPI non-profits and AAPI small businesses.

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