visit us

Powerhouse Arts welcomes visitors to the lobby of the building during our open hours. As we are a working fabrication facility and venue space, the rest of the building is open by invitation or through our scheduled tours programming. We welcome individuals to sign up for our Public Tours and organizations to sign up for our Custom Group Tours below.

public tours

Join a Powerhouse Arts Tour to discover the state-of-the-art redevelopment and architectural marvel of the reimagined Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station that today houses the Powerhouse Arts art fabrication shops, administrative offices, and multipurpose spaces. We are excited to share our facility with you!

A member of the Powerhouse Arts Artist Experience team will guide a small group through the Lobby, Ceramics Studio, Print Shop, Grand Hall, Loft, Small Hall, and Public Art spaces.

Over the course of the one-hour tour, guests will learn about the history of the building dating back to 1904 up to its current, purpose-built state as a not-for-profit committed to creative expression.

Tour capacities are limited to 12 guests*. Note that all spaces can be accessed by elevator and stairs are not required. Please email us at tours@powerhousearts.org if you have accessibility needs and we will accommodate your requests.

*Our suggested donation is $25. Your donation will help support public programming at Powerhouse Arts.

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Bicycle / Pedestrian directions

The bicycle and pedestrian entrance is located on 2nd St., to the left of Cube Smart Self Storage.
Please dismount your bicycle before proceeding along 2nd St., as there may be car traffic.
The main entrance to the lobby will be located to your right, proceed through the glass doors.
There is a nearby Citi Bike station located on the corner of 3rd St. & 3rd Ave.
Bicycle parking is available in our garage, adjacent to the lobby doors.

Public Transit directions

F or G Train to Carroll St., then walk 0.6 miles (12 minutes) toward 3rd St. & 3rd Ave.
R Train to Union St., then walk west on President St. and make a right on 3rd Ave.
B37 Bus to 3rd St. and 3rd Ave.
B103 Bus to 4th St. and 4th Ave.

Passenger Drop-off directions

The vehicle entrance to Powerhouse Arts is located on 1st St. to the right of Cube Smart Self Storage.
Please check-in at the gatehouse security booth.
Proceed down 1st St. and make the first left turn.
The main entrance is past the garage entrance and has 4 glass doors.
Cars may stop in front of the lobby to drop off passengers.
There is no vehicle parking available on site.