Arts Gowanus is a not-for-profit organization working to support, promote, and advocate for local artists and a sustainable arts community.
To do this, we nurture relationships between individual artists, arts organizations, and the broader non-art-focused community:
- Arts Gowanus organizes the Gowanus Open Studios event annually in October.
- Arts Gowanus cultivates supportive artist-to-artist relationships through monthly networking and business meetings, a workshop series, and artistic collaborations.
- Arts Gowanus connects artists to the greater Gowanus community through art events, business-artist collaborations, and community service.
- Arts Gowanus connects the world to the Gowanus community by organizing events to promote the arts in Gowanus and through sharing and promoting arts activities that are being organized by Gowanus artists and organizations.
Started in 1997 by a small group of artists, this Open Studios event has grown to over 300 artists with studios from Bergen Street to 18th Street, and from Court Street to 5th Avenue. Today, the tour is run by an equally committed group of artists, now with 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status. Support for our work comes from individuals, businesses, government, and foundations.
Join this amazing group of financial supporters, investing in the future of Gowanus. Donate online now or send a check to our office:
Arts Gowanus, 540 President Street, Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or ideas: