As a co-creator of ArtLab Gowanus, I worked with The Gowanus Canal Conservancy and a team of landscape architects to win a grant enabling the creation of the ArtLab. The grant was made possible by Brad Landers and facilitated by Arts Gowanus.
"ArtLab Gowanus is a popup structure on the Whole Foods Esplanade that hosts monthly site-specific free art workshops, taught by local artists. The “lab” is a steel-framed structure that provides flexible workspace for groups and individuals. By offering a space along the canal for site-specific art-making, this structure places value on different ways of seeing an often maligned water body and its surrounding neighborhood. It acts as a new lens along the Gowanus Canal, opening up opportunities for discovery through art and stewardship. It also serves as a transparent art studio to represent all the 'making' that goes on behind closed doors by thousands of artists, artisans, and fabricators in Gowanus."