Art is constantly evolving, and in the past few decades, the Lower East Side of Manhattan has exploded as an art destination in the city. It’s not as high-brow as Chelsea; the galleries welcome emerging and experimental artists, and yet it’s becoming a respected art neighborhood. Most of the galleries in the area have opened since the year 2000, and many share the same name as their owners who, more often than not, have extensive art backgrounds and excellent tastes. It seems that many of them simply grew tired of the scene in Chelsea and wanted a space to show what they want, and right now, that space is the Lower East Side. There are over 200 galleries in the neighborhood, but here are a few to get you started.