The Gowanus Ballroom is an alternative exhibition space located along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY.
Once operated as a steel mill in the 1800′s, this 12,000-square-foot space sits beneath 50-foot cathedral ceilings with a 4,000-square-foot mezzanine overlooking the lower gallery. In 2010, Josh Young of Serett Metal retooled the space and founded Gowanus Ballroom.
The space now serves both as a metal fabrication shop that frequently opens its doors to artists and assists or teaches them to build, and as a creative exhibition space that showcases the talents of emerging artists and designers in the Brooklyn area.
Gowanus Ballroom is a little tricky to find if you haven’t been here before. The address is 55 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. It is in Gowanus, near the under-construction Smith and 9th Street subway stop. When on 9th, you cross under the bridge and make an immediate left into the complex following the canal. We are located in the building with the large smokestack directly behind FIND furnishings. Drive all the way back through the complex parking lot and follow the signs for Serett Metal, or if you are on foot, walk down and into the complex and make your first right into the alley. You’ll see the sign for Serett Metal dead ahead, and you’ll know you’re there.