About

Powerhouse Arts is a not-for-profit based in Gowanus and Red Hook, Brooklyn, established to create a robust platform for art production and employment in the arts.

We are stewarding the redevelopment of the former Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station in Gowanus to create a new facility that will house fabrication and production facilities in wood, metal, ceramic, textile and print.

In addition to fabrication, we provide total project management support for artists and institutions looking to produce ambitious projects.

Our programming includes fabrication, education, employment and public engagement to increase access and opportunity for participation in the arts for all New Yorkers.

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Powerhouse Arts is pleased to be open in strict compliance with City and State health & safety guidelines. We are fully operational at our Red Hook locations until we move into our future home and are pleased to offer contactless services and virtual consultations. Events, tours, and open houses are suspended until a future date.
MATERIALS Powerhouse Arts offers fabrication for artists and institutions looking to produce ambitious art projects through our Collaborative Production Program. We specialize in five key materials and offer project management to support artists with the full life cycle of their project needs. Our facilities are structured to optimize collaboration across materials for multimedia projects. Explore Materials
Textile
The Textile Program specializes in multimedia textile and fiber arts production needs for artists and offers access to an extensive suite of textile services and techniques including sewing, embroidery, weaving, tufting, dyeing, knitting, and other textile construction, manipulation, and embellishment.
Wood & Metal
The Wood & Metal Program offers artists access to bespoke production services spanning carpentry, welding, machining, and digital fabrication. We specialize in solutions to hybrid production needs, crossing the boundaries of traditional carpentry and metal-centered production.
Print
The Print Program offers silkscreen printmaking services with the capacity to accommodate projects in non-traditional and technically ambitious media and printed at scales larger than typically feasible with traditional printing presses. The print team applies over 100 years of combined experience across silkscreen among other printmaking techniques and welcomes projects that require experimentation.
Ceramic
The Ceramic Program offers fabrication at a variety of scales and provides access to technical expertise and equipment. Specializing in sculpture utilizing techniques such as wheel-throwing, hand-building, slip casting, on-premise firing, 3D ceramic printing, bespoke glazes and finishes, among other processes, we offer cross-disciplinary applications with our other material shops, including services such as printmaking on clay.
Events
Conversation
First Fridays Virtual Consultations
November 6, 10am
Book a free, 30-minute consultation with one of our talented fabricators to explore projects you’re currently undertaking, confront challenges you may be facing with limited access to studio time, or brainstorm any material needs you may have as you adapt to working from home. Our team’s expertise includes wood, metal, ceramic, textile, and printmaking. We are also available to colleagues, interns, and working artists who need support around finances or business planning. Read more about our team and book a virtual meeting below. Learn More
Conversation
First Fridays Virtual Consultations
December 4, 10am
Book a free, 30-minute consultation with one of our talented fabricators to explore projects you’re currently undertaking, confront challenges you may be facing with limited access to studio time, or brainstorm any material needs you may have as you adapt to working from home. Our team’s expertise includes wood, metal, ceramic, textile, and printmaking. We are also available to colleagues, interns, and working artists who need support around finances or business planning. Read more about our team and book a virtual meeting below. Learn More
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