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10 Offbeat Art Galleries You Must Visit in Brooklyn

If art gallery hopping is your thing, you're in luck because we have curated a list of 10 offbeat galleries to visit.
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Canmore artist Sue Hayduk removes artwork from the Canmore Art Guild Gallery in Elevation Place. EVAN BUHLER RMO PHOTO

It's no secret that Brooklyn is a haven for art and artists who exhibit their works across different galleries. The ethnic and racial diversity of Brooklyn residents is represented in its art created by emerging and seasoned artists and inspires aspirational creatives. 

If art gallery hopping is your thing, you're in luck because we have curated a list of 12 offbeat galleries to visit:

1. Smack Mellon

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Photo: Smack Mellon website 

Located at 92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Smack Mellon is a haven for emerging, under-recognized mid-career artists, and brings their works to the public through exhibitions and studio programs. This gallery 

2. Trestle Gallery 

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Photo: Trestle Gallery Instagram 

Located on 62 18th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 offers artists studio and gallery space to create and showcase their art to visitors and collectors through exhibitions in individually curated spaces. Trestle Gallery offers private, semi-private and public studios for artists.

3. Transmitter

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Photo: Transmitter via Instagram

Located at 1329 Willoughby Ave, Transmitter is a collaborative gallery space showcasing contemporary art, often featuring experimental and thought-provoking works. Past exhibitions include 'playing with myself' by Renana Neuman, 'of now and tomorrow, forever' by Noor Abed, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Ariane Lorrain, Kaveh Nabatian and 'familiar like skin' by Anahita Bagheri and Bayan Kiwan. 

4. The Invisible Dog Art Center

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Photo: The Invisible Dog via Instagram

Located at 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, The Invisible Dog Art Center, located in the three-story gallery is housed in a former factory building, this multidisciplinary arts center hosts exhibitions, performances, and events that blur the lines between art and everyday life. The ground floor is for public performances, and exhibitions showcasing artworks by artists from all around the world. In the second and third floors are divided into studios for over 30 artists who create artworks in different genres. 

5. FiveMyles

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Photo: Five Myles website 

FiveMyles is a contemporary art gallery and community space located in Crown Heights, features exhibitions, performances, and workshops that engage with social and political issues, promoting dialogue and cultural exchange. The gallery is located at 558 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn. 

6. Ortega y Gasset Projects

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Photo: Ortega y Gasset Projects website 

Ortega y Gasset Projects, a non-profit artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Gowanus is located at 363 3rd Ave. The space focuses on creating dialogue and collaboration within the contemporary art community through exhibitions, events, and publications. Their upcoming exhibition Group Exhibition: Painting Reconstructed by Leeza Meksin starts from May until August. The Gallery opens between Friday and Sunday. 

8.Tiger Strikes Asteroid

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Photo: Tiger Strikes Asteroid Instagram 

The Brooklyn branch of Tiger Strikes Asteroid is part of a larger network that originated in Philadelphia and has since expanded to other cities across the United States. The gallery in Brooklyn hosts exhibitions featuring contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists, often showcasing experimental and innovative practices across various mediums. The gallery is located at 1329 Willoughby Ave 2a. 

9. Soapbox Gallery

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Soapbox Gallery offers a diverse range of exhibitions that often explore social and political themes through contemporary art. Some of the works include multimedia installations that incorporate sculpture, video and sound. Socially engaged artworks tackle social issues including politics, environmental justice, human rights, and community activism. The gallery is located at 636 Dean St, Brooklyn in a converted carriage house, Soapbox Gallery hosts exhibitions, concerts, and performances that aim to inspire social and political discourse through art.

10. UrbanGlass

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Photo: Urban Glass website

UrbanGlass Gallery offers a dynamic and vibrant space for artists and audiences to explore the creative possibilities of glass art. Whether you're a seasoned collector, a curious enthusiast, or simply appreciate the beauty of contemporary art, UrbanGlass Gallery provides a rich and immersive experience of glass sculpture, glass blowing, and mixed media among other artforms. The gallery is located at 647 Fulton Street. 

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