Arts Gowanus supports, promotes, and advocates for artists and a sustainable creative community in Gowanus. We nurture relationships among individual artists, arts organizations, local businesses, and the community. We work to strengthen our community fabric and connect diverse groups through the arts. We believe that art and artists are essential co-creators of neighborhood identity, drivers of civic engagement and economic development, catalysts for change and conversation, and active participants in public dialogues. Gallery Dispersed is a long-term, multisite project that will consist of several curations over the course of the year throughout Gowanus and adjacent neighborhoods. Gallery Dispersed offers a platform for creative expression and economic development for - and from – the diverse populations in Gowanus. We have teamed up with several local businesses and organizations to create opportunities for local artists to display their work, including The Old Stone House, Shapeshifter Labs, Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea, The Gowanus Dredgers and more.