The Gowanus Ballroom is a place for art. It’s not a venue or a club. We don’t do parties or raves. We are a community of artists, makers, scholars, and enthusiasts who put on experimental and alternative art-based shows you can’t find anywhere else.
We support artists we choose to by providing them with a place to create, collaborate, and exhibit, without the usual financial constraints. When an artist sells a piece, we stay out of the way––the sale is between the artist and whoever is buying it.
Because we aren’t involved in sales, we don’t have to worry about only featuring artwork that sells. We show you what we want. We pride ourselves on featuring fantastic paintings, sculptures, installations, and performances from the artists we think merit your attention, as well as assisting non-profits, charities, and community groups in need of support.
We are located in a vast, beautiful, civil war-era factory in the Gowanus Industrial Arts Complex at 55 9th Street. Conveniently located near the Smith / 9th Street F / G subway station, we are in the large building with the towering smokestack, behind FIND Home Furnishings, and next door to Build It Green.
The Gowanus Ballroom
55 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215