What we do: 

Mismatched Socks connects families with Art in NYC.  

We scope out some of the best art events in New York and invite parents with children of all ages to come take a closer look through tours, art making and creative exploration activities. Each of our events is designed by an arts educator with creative learning for the entire family.  We work hard to plan our experiences with both adults and kids in mind.  We believe that some of the best learning takes place as a family. We facilitate experiences that both parents and kids can enjoy together.

We believe that self guided exploration and inquiry based learning is the key to creativity, knowledge and all that is good in the world- and there is not enough of that for families to do together.

Don't  let your kids keep you away from great art- explore together! 

Asya Gribov
Co-Founder of Mismatched Socks

Educationeer. Teacherist. Learnician. Creativator. 

Starting Mismatched Socks was a natural progression combining her three favorite things: Kids, art, and travel. 
After spending years traveling around the world, teaching, organizing community events, and working in museums in New York City, Asya has applied her experience and passion into this creative project. 
Asya's paperwork consists of a Masters in Education from Hunter College and a dual BA in Psychology and Comparative Religions. 
Her better / more prized credentials include a love for exploration and dedication to making art accessible to all. 
And yes, Asya doesn't match her socks! 

Sasha Dashevsky
Co-Founder of Mismatched Socks

Sasha is a Brooklyn College graduate with a degree in Children and Youth Studies. Her understanding of child development feeds her conviction that education should be a well rounded, visceral experience that appeals to the senses.
In creating this project Sasha hopes to create an environment of wonder, creativity, and education while developing a foundation that fosters resiliency in young children.
Sasha takes to heart Oliver Wendell Holmes’ notion that "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."  And so with a little bit of work, a lotta bit of love and a necessary amount of eccentricity Mismatched Socks was created to forever stretch the imagination.

Paul Dashevsky
Jr. Kreative Konsultant 

Paul is a fourth grader of PS.52 elementary school of Staten Island. Paul's understanding of teaching and managing was a big career. Paul is also a member of the JCC soccer club. He has a talent of sports. Paul is also a school band player. Paul plays the alto saxophone. Paul's role of Mismatched Socks is a manager. Paul is a nephew of Sasha Dashevsky. Paul has a big imagination of his time here working and creativness for the future.  Paul's part of manager is to host tours, teach art to children and help create activities. Paul's main goals are to help children to succeed in art. Another is to help Mismatched Socks grow bigger and stronger for the company.


It's not secret: We have lots of help! 

Our Superhero Parent Advisers help us navigate nap time, school calendars, children's interests and allergies. 

Our Hip Artist Investigators clue us in on the top events in the city, make the introductions to artists and open their doors to us too of course. 

And of course, our super staff. We're nice. We build relationships and partnerships with organizations- they love having us and invite us back all the time.

What's with the socks? 

It's creativity in its simplest form. It's a daily reminder that some rules are arbitrary. It's self expression. It's everything we believe in. 


6.  Life's too short to waste time matching socks
5. Because the right foot doesn't know what the left one is wearing
4. It makes me happy
3. It's fun
2. Who ever said they have to be the same. 
1. Why not? 

got better reasons... email us!  

Pssst! Wear mismatching socks to our event and receive a surprise gift!