The Starving Artist, in any incarnation, was born in May 1997.
On Kentucky Derby Day that year, Glick opened up his studio and gallery on City Island in the Bronx, New York, to showcase his own handmade jewelry, and the fine art / fine craft work of local artisans. This included handmade boxes, pottery, paintings and photographs.
In February 2004, Glick decided that there were another group of artists - music-artists - that needed a venue. A singer-songwriter himself, he wanted to create a space to provide a forum for that art form. So he kept Starving Artist on City Island and moved it down the street a block - in a space where he could have more room for tables and chairs, and for these musicians and songwriters. Since that 2004 opening, there have been hundreds of performances by songwriters, blues musicians, jazz performers. There have also been cultural and other celebrations - for Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras, of Renaissance music - as well as young musicians nights where Glick encourages teens and young adults to pursue their musical talents and dreams.
For a calendar of performances at Starving Artist, click here.
Elliott Glick outside the original location of Starving Artist on City Island, New York, in 1997, the year the studio / gallery opened. It became a cafe / gallery in 2004, moving down the street.