a factory for art & ideas
Powerhouse Arts is housed in a purpose-built facility in Gowanus, Brooklyn, on Lene-Lenapi land. We host an extended network of art and fabrication professionals and educators who work together to co-create and share artistic practices vital to the wellbeing of artists and their communities.
Our in-house production facilities and expert fabrication teams help artists produce work in a safe environment, in a more cost effective and collaborative way than typical studio buildings can accommodate.
Community Ceramics Studio
Our ceramics membership program offers artists access to workspace, materials, equipment not accessible elsewhere, and professional assistance.
Community Engagement & Partnerships
We actively engage the imaginations of our neighbors in developing public programs that support the creative lives and vitality of our communities.
We invite mission- and values-aligned artists and organizations to partner in activating the building, and our Private Event and Corporate Rental program supports our mission of fostering creative expression.
Now on view
“ReFuse: Art From the Everyday” and “Tales From Gowanus”
Through December, two exhibitions that together consider the theme of creative reuse while revisiting the dynamic, layered history of Gowanus are presented in our Lobby, Small Hall, and surrounds. Featuring work by El Anatsui, Jean Shin, Nancy Rubins, Moses Tuki, Dean Millien, Mikael Levin, and Clayton Price.
Donations to Powerhouse Arts empower creative expression through our operations and support artists, professionals, and educators. Through your generosity, we are able to provide our collaborative community with a breadth of resources that enable them to fabricate work and evolve their creative practice.