The Secret City was born in 2007 when Chris Wells and Bobby Lucy gathered with friends on the floor of a small studio above 14th Street in New York City. The vision: to create a haven for artists and creative people, to build community with the arts and to celebrate art and artists in a joyful, commercial-free setting.
We began to meet monthly. And people started to come. Artists presented work, musicians sang songs, a food offering was added, a choir, then a band. We meditated, we danced, we gave thanks. Chris wrote and told a story for each event. Bobby curated the visuals. Every event was followed by a coffee hour and folks brought treats to share. What emerged was part salon, part ceremony, and a pure celebration of art and community.