committed to creative expression.

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.


Space Hosting

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.

visit powerhouse arts

The Powerhouse Arts facility is open to the public and meant to be a resource for the whole community. Visits are by appointment only. Contact us to schedule your visit.

Now on view

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.

featured projects

A Fountain For Survivors
Boulevard of African Monarchs
Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web
Swan Series
The Headless Headhunt
Woman Looking in a Mirror
Infinite Columns
You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry
Wall Tiles


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.