Hello Friends,

We hope you are well during these trying times. It has been a very long week and we understand the difficulty of uncertainty that we are all facing. One thing that has become abundantly clear is that we all need to take precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of all people. In this effort, Brooklyn Metal Works will be closing our studio, classrooms, and exhibition space starting today March 16th at 7pm. 

As of now we do not yet know when we will reopen. We are monitoring all guidelines and once we have a sense of this timeline we will certainly keep you posted.

Artists – we want to share some resources with you from our friends at Creative Capital. They have compiled a support list for artists to help offset the burden of this financial and health crisis. Please remember that artists are small businesses and if you are in NYC take a look here for resources through the SBS for additional assistance. Please remember to take care of yourself in all ways. Wellness for Makers has a new podcast that may be just what you need right now.

While we hit pause on our physical space, we will continue to be involved in the digital sphere. During our hiatus we will be available via email, on social media, and by phone. We have a Facebook BKMW Community group that remains our virtual gathering place. We will continue to send out a few emails here to keep some conversation going and for a reprieve from the daily news. Our Instagram will soon be revisiting some of our past events as a reminder of the community we have all built over the years. And with a responsible radius in mind you can continue to support artists via Specific Gravity

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or just want to check it. Right now it is important to communicate with each other and keep each other informed. We may be apart, but we are in this together and we are looking forward to a time when we can share space again.

Until then be well and take care.

All of our very best,

Erin & Brain


Brooklyn Metal Works

(Thanks to our friend Oasa DuVerney for amplifying the term #responsibleradius. It feels good to use this phrase right now.)