Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) is a fully equipped, fine art printmaking studio that welcomes artists at all levels of printmaking experience.
MGC was founded in 1986 by a group of 20 printmakers who banded together to create a collaborative workshop. They found a loft space on lower Broadway in Soho, and with their own labor and ingenuity were able to create and operate the studio - a tradition that continues to this day. Since the time of its opening, MGC has been run by volunteer artist members (known as keyholders) who staff and maintain the facility 7 days a week, year-round.
MGC's principle purpose has always been to provide a printmaking studio in Manhattan that offers professional facilities at a reasonable cost, and an environment where artists can work and learn together. Classes in the basic disciplines, along with shorter workshops in adjunct techniques, are an integral part of the mission.
MGC's studio includes a gallery space for member exhibitions (group and solo), for an annual jurried show, and for exchange shows with other artists' organization. Exhibition opportunities are also made at outside galleries and through exchanges with other printmaking organizations.