The Art+ Music Lounge is presented by PATRON HOSTS, a cultural network of philanthropic patrons who offer lodging in their homes for vetted filmmakers, actors, artists, musicians, authors, dancers, keynote speakers and honored guests during recognized festivals, company tours, thought leader conferences and major cultural events. www.patronhosts.com.


For further information: 


Amy​ Rosi

AROS Communications

arosi@aroscommunications.com

212.953.5177

Nationally acclaimed folk rock musician, Kris Gruen joins the Art + Music Lounge to curate four evenings of musical gifts and sonic treasures performed live by some of the most talented singer songwriters on the music scene today. 


Gruen and his New York City based record label Mother West, in association with his long-time music producer and collaborator. Charles Newman, has preformed and put on music events at many major festivals including Sundance, CMJ, and SXSW. Gruen has toured the US, sharing the stage with Sean Lennon, The Avett Brothers, Bishop Allen, Jesse Malin, Nicole Atkins, Anais Mitchell, The Bowmans and more.  Gruen has written and produced 3 new folk rock albums to date and is currently working on his next release. 

In 2017, The Patron Hosts Art + Music Lounge plans to tour to 10 cities in association with our Art and Culture partners. 

Art + Music Lounge

Curating your Experience

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A pop-up gallery hub during film festivals, art fairs, and other cultural events, the Art + Music Lounge offers a curated space to relax and experience contemporary art, music, and daily programming exploring "The Art Narrative."

Kris Gruen

MUSIC Lounge Curator 

Patron Hosts Art Lounge is pleased to have Natalie Kates curate the rotating Art Lounge exhibitions. Natalie is the Style Curator Inc.’s founder, based in New York City. She is a curator, art collector, and event producer who has raised millions of dollars for various charities. An early supporter of urban art, Natalie has established herself as a leader in discovering and promoting emerging artists.


She has created numerous exhibitions and site specific art installations, developed close relations with artists, galleries, and museums and produced art events for both corporate and non-profit clients including VH1, GrandLife, Hotels, ArtWalkNY (Coalition for the Homeless), Housing Works, Galeria-Melissa, Scope Foundation, Slideluck, Lower Eastside Girls Club, Geeks for Peace and Juice Press, among others.

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We Support

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  • Film Festivals
  • Art Fairs 
  • Arts & Cultural Institutions​
  • Cultural Conferences & Festivals 

Natalie Kates 

ART Lounge Curator