Art + Culture

DUMBO has a rich tradition of fine arts and fascinating culture. From art galleries to street murals, from the black box theater productions of St. Ann's Warehouse to  free performances every Thursday night in the Archway, from artist studios to monthly projections on the side the Manhattan Bridge- it's always a good time to experience art in DUMBO.

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About 16 Main Street Galleries 

Built in the 1800s by Robert Gair as a horse stable, 16 Main St, also known as The Stable Building, has been a subsidized cultural space owned by Two Trees Management for the past three decades. Today, three galleries are housed at 16 Main Street: Minus Space, Klompching Gallery, and United Photo Industries.
Usagi

Art + Culture

163 Plymouth Street

About Usagi 

Designed by Sou Fujimoto, Usagi is a concept store that houses an art gallery, library, and cafe, all-in-one. The Gallery showcases the work of both local and global talent, providing a place of discovery for everyone. Through exhibitions, performances and workshops, it aims to make innovative and stimulating art, design and technology more accessible to new audience. The Cafe features special blend coffee from 95 RPM Coffee Roasters and tea menu selections from Ippodo, an authentic Japanese tea house from Kyoto. The Library functions as a space where customers can read and get creative ideas through rare visual books on design

About Smack Mellon 

Located in a singular 6,000 square foot gallery space, Smack Mellon’s mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work. Through a fellowship program, the gallery also offers artists studio workspaces, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects.

About St. Ann’s Warehouse 

For 34 years, St. Ann’s Warehouse has commissioned, produced, and presented a unique and eclectic body of innovative theatre and concert presentations that meet at the intersection of theatre and rock and roll. St. Ann’s Warehouse has become one of New York City’s most important and compelling live performance destinations and helped revitalize the Brooklyn Waterfront in DUMBO.  St. Ann’s Warehouse now has a permanent home in the Tobacco Warehouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park – transforming the roofless 19th-century building into a spectacular 21st-century theater, rising in its majestic location along the East River waterfront. Featured photo from Pavel Antanov.