Celebration is in the air as thousands of people of all ages, 5 to 95, flock to a Manhattan hotspot that one might not expect… an art school that has all of NYC talking. On September 22nd 2011, New York City’s The Art Studio NY, located on West 96th street between Columbus and Amsterdam on the Upper West Side, is expanding to a new 2000 square foot studio, which quadruples it in size. The move is a response to the steadily increasing demand of New Yorkers who want to reconnect with their creative side and freely express themselves through painting, drawing and mixed media. The Art Studio NY’s Founder Rebecca Schweiger, an internationally renowned artist, is a successful, creative entrepreneur on a mission: To provide the masses with a nurturing, inspiring and self-empowering experience of artistic self-expression where beginner and experienced students of all ages and levels alike can unwind, recharge, create, and celebrate their unique inner-creativity. Combined with word-of-mouth successes and accolades from sources such as NBC, The New York Times, and the internet’s new giant Living Social, who touted the studio “The Number 1 Art Classes in NYC”, The Art Studio NY has had to add dozens of additional classes as well as rent and renovate a new space, which the Founder calls a “Creative Urban Oasis”. The Art Studio NY’s success continues to grow like a weed amidst an economy where tightening belts and cutting back is the modus operandi for most New Yorkers.