Customized Art Tours of galleries, studios and art spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City. SHINE NYC ART presents scheduled and custom tours featuring a combination of art, history, and visits to local eating and drinking establishments. Explore featured neighborhoods of Bushwick, Harlem, Red Hook, South Bronx, Long Island City, Lower East Side of Manhattan, Staten Island and more for an off the beaten track experience.
Mary-Beth Shine is a Licensed Sightseeing Guide, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and an MA in Folk Art Studies from New York University. She has conducted tours and talks at the American Folk Art Museum, the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, and galleries and museums throughout the five boroughs as an Art History/Appreciation Instructor in the Pre-College Program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has published in ArtJournal.
"The tour was amazing. We learned so much, saw so many beautiful and intriguing pieces, socialized and even exercised a bit. True to your name- you brought the sunshine too- we couldn't have had a better experience and look forward to the next one. Thank you!!" - Pier Imbriano, Board Member, Bryn Mawr Alumnae of New York
"We had a really nice time on the Bushwick art tour. We didn't really know what to expect, so everything was a surprise. Met some interesting artists, and even bought a couple pieces! We just can't keep on top of the evolving art scene—particularly the up-and-comers still at the fringes of the gallery world—on our own, so this tour was highly productive for us." Martin, Manhattan
"I did the gallery tour in Bushwick and found it to be really informative! Mary-Beth took us to galleries that I would've never found on my own! I enjoyed the tour immensely!" Eila, Brooklyn