Located in a series of old warehouses in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO, Smack Mellon Studios was founded by a musician and an artist to create a meeting ground for divergent art forms. Smack Mellon Studios holds an exhibition space, an artists studio program and a performance space for theater, music and dance groups.

Programs for Seniors
Gallery tours and other programs are available to groups on a case-by-case basis.


The studios offer a mentorship program in the professional arts for high school sophomores and juniors. The afternoon program, called Art Ready, gives young people experience in the visual arts that gives them a wider range of choices as they begin their careers.

Smack Mellon also offers its Summer Intensive Program for four weeks in August. The studio’s 6,000-square-foot exhibition space is transformed into a giant studio for 20 students to explore various types of artmaking, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, fashion, film, video and photography, and to show their work to the public.