Opening Reception: SAT, JAN 5, 5-7 PM

Closing Party: SUN, JAN 27, 3-5 PM

Gallery Dates: SAT, JAN 5 - SUN, JAN 27

Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN 12-5 PM; weekdays by appointment


Tickets: $5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members, Students & Teens




CALLING ALL ARTISTS, STUDENTS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS: Flushing Town Hall Invites YOU to Participate in the Red Envelope Show!


Starting January 5, 2019, Flushing Town Hall will partner with curator Bert Chau of the Grumpy Bert gallery for the Red Envelope Show in honor of the 2019 Lunar New Year and Flushing Town Hall's 40th anniversary. Bert has curated the inventive Red Envelope in the past in Brooklyn, and now the global arts institution is soliciting submissions from local artists, students, and community groups to participate in the exhibition. Celebrate the Year of the Pig and share your creative work!


The Red Envelope Show is an homage to the red celebration envelopes the Chinese community distributes during the Lunar New Year. Traditionally, money is included in the envelopes, but many past artists have included a special “mystery” gift or prize. This is optional but an opportunity for participants to show their creativity. A Red Envelope Show workshop will also be held on January 13 by Flushing Town Hall Teaching Artist Tina Seligman. All are welcome to join to create their own envelope.


Submissions by local visual artists will be displayed and for sale in Flushing Town Hall’s gallery. All visual artists work will be for sale – with 25% of the proceeds going towards Flushing Town Hall’s visual arts programming. Pieces by community and school groups will be displayed throughout the building for all visitors to enjoy.

Visual artists—to participate in the exhibit, please contact Bert at with the subject line “Red Envelope 2019” for details and to receive your blank red envelopes.  You may request more than one envelope. You can also pick up your red envelopes from Ellen Kodadek at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354. All submissions must be delivered by mail or in person to Flushing Town Hall by Tuesday, December 18, 2018.


Community groups and students—please contact Flushing Town Hall’s Education Department at for details. All submissions must be delivered by mail or in person to Flushing Town Hall by December 21, 2018 at noon.

Instructions for all participants: 

- Please keep the envelope in VERTICAL format. 

- Please do NOT embellish the flap – that area will be used for hanging.

- Please do NOT seal the envelope.

- Please add a mystery gift, if so desired.  It can fit into the envelope, or kept separate if larger/3-dimensional

- You may focus on the Year of the Pig, but this is not mandatory.


Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Francisco Moya, Paul A. Vallone, and Jimmy Van Bramer; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.


Support for our programs is also provided by Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Program, Cathay Bank, Michael Cheng / Epos Development, Chinese Overseas University, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Heidi & Jonathan Davis, Exploring the Metropolis, Steven Facey, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, The Glow Foundation, Heather Harrison, Raymond D. Jasen, Jim Henson Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, Kenneth Koranyi, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, Law Offices of Vincent Toomey, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Linden Arts Fund for Children, Anita Liu, Louis Armstrong Education Foundation, Lyell Korea, Materials for the Arts, William McClure, NYC & Company Foundation, New York Community Bank Foundation, Northwell Health, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens College, Queens Courier, Georgiana Reese-Benatti, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Vincent Toomey, Mei Ya Tsai, Veronica Tsang, Claire Shulman, Tai & Tony Wang / WAC Lighting, Jay Wegman, Jonathan White, Edwina & Eldwin Wong, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, and gifts made in loving memory of Amal Hussain and Irene and Maxwell Seligman.