The Active Space

The ACTIVE SPACE is a pro­gres­sive arts cen­ter in the fast grow­ing com­mu­nity of Bush­wick, Brook­lyn. Once a feather factory, this three story 100 year old building was completely gutted, redesigned and renovated by David C. Welner of Welner Associates, to become the new home to thirty seven artists’ studios as well as a new 1600 sf Art Gallery.
Based on countless hours of discussions with artists, David Welner created a green and secure building comprised of affordable, well lit, high ceiling, clean, private studios – designed specifically for serious artists to advance their craft and careers.

The configuration, design, amenities and general feel of the studios and building truly provide those elements most important for promoting the creative environment in which our members thrive.

The ACTIVE SPACE has become known for this pleasant and peaceful environment, free of distractions and imbued with a strong sense of community and camaraderie of our members. Community is paramount within the ACTIVE SPACE and is what sets this venue apart from other buildings housing artist studios. Artist work within the privacy of their own studios but are afforded the opportunity to collaborate with one another as well as exhibit and plan shows within the space.



566 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Buzz 5 to be toured through.
On street parking.

Mass Transit

L Train to Jefferson Stop
Walk towards Flushing Ave.
Turn Left on Flushing Ave.
Turn Right on Stewart St.
Walk 3 short blocks to Johnson Ave.


Tuesday – Saturday 1:00pm – 6:00pm