These days, New York’s SOHO is primarily know for its high fashion, high society and high dollar retailers. Comfortably nestled among the boutiques, however, is a sprawling 4,000 square foot, second story loft called The SOHO Arts Club.  The space—and its founder, acclaimed contemporary artist Harif Guzman—quietly provide much needed refuge to many local and traveling artists. Guzman spent many of his early years wandering the same New York City streets, when the neighborhood wasn’t nearly as polished and was certainly less en vogue than today. And gentrification isn’t going to completely snuff out art in Lower Manhattan, at least if Guzman, A.K.A. Hacula, has his way. On November 20th, he opened his doors for one night only to explore his latest body of work entitled Making the Best of Ones Life When Born with Two Left Feet. You can still quietly inquire about a private viewing by e-mailing [email protected].

Photos: Manuel Bello