What was once a cigar factory..is now a place for artists to show off their creativity.

Ed Grant and Elizabeth Velazquez unveiled a new Exhibit Friday at Cigar Factory LIC. The artists were invited to come in and work in the mixed use creative space for free, as part of a collaboration between two local galleries and the factory.  Velazquez says she used the space as inspiration for her pieces.  "What came to mind is my Puerto Rican grandmother as a young woman picking and harvesting tobacco and chewing tobacco; so, those were all of the kind of thoughts that came out of this space."

The artists' work will be on display until Tuesday, March 19, 2019.