El Semillero Benefit Event

Semillero ia logo

Join us for Loisaida’s First Benefit !

You are invited to a launch celebration of

 El Semillero – The Seedbed

a makerspace community hub for cultivating our skills & ourselves.



Joe Louis/Surrealist Bohemia

Silent Auction curated by Ryan John Lee & Katharine J. Wright

Local Cusine & Beverage + MORE!

Purchase tickets to our first benefit event:


We are here for you! As an artist-level contributor, you can gain access to the fundraiser celebration, enjoy libations and eats from local vendors, and exercise your right to party to the sounds of DJ D’Marquesina.


Make us grow! Dig in at the seedling level and your contribution gives you all of the “Artist” level benefits, plus an autographed print by photographer Máximo Rafael Colón.


You are truly making us blossom! At this level, recieve all of the “Artist” level benefits, plus the first six Germinators get a pair of tickets to their choice of either Shakespeare in the Park’s Othello, Twelfth Night, orThe Public’s run of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Miss You Like Hell. All other Germinators will receive a signed limited edition print by artist Adrián “Viajero” Román.

Soul of a City – Ryan John Lee

Loisaida Inc. is proud to present Ryan John Lee

Lee is a photographer/filmmaker based in New York City. He is a longtime resident of the Lower East Side.

The soul of a city is manifested through its inhabitants: the newspaper sellers, subway riders, pavement pounders, and window shoppers. These seemingly banal routines and daily chores are what feed a city’s energy and identity. Soul of a City represents a collection of these everyday moments I’ve been fortunate enough to capture. Some are humorous or touching, while others are heartbreaking. In these photographs, I’ve aimed to transform the ordinary into something more magical and highlight the calm within the chaos of the urban landscape.