The Silent Barn

Silent Barn is a collectively directed art space in Bushwick. Functioning round-the-clock as a center of multidisciplinary experimentation, Silent Barn is a place to produce, present, and interact with art of all forms.

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603 Bushwick Avenue / Myrtle-Broadway

The Silent Barn is a collectively directed art space in Bushwick. Functioning round-the-clock as a center of multidisciplinary experimentation,The Silent Barn is a place to produce, present, and interact with art of all forms.

In addition to hosting public performances and events, Silent Barn is home to a complex of studio and living spaces which serve as an experimental sandbox and public platform for a variety of individual artistic, cultural, and entrepreneurial projects. Residents live and work amid artistic activity as caretakers of The Silent Barn, extending a feeling of welcome to audiences and artists.

The Silent Barn is a non-hierarchical organization in which all members are equally empowered; it is a social and administrative experiment. Collective curation brings together diverse artistic practices, creating a climate which uniquely supports accessibility, discovery, interaction, and participation. Eclectic programing showcases both emerging and established artists, and gives a wide variety of communities the space to form, connect and develop.

Legalizing the all-ages, DIY ethos enables Silent Barn to engage with the broader public. Its financial model disperses sources of support to preserve autonomous, multilateral decision-making and curation. The Silent Barn exists thanks to the donations of hundreds of individuals, and operates through extensive volunteer support.


Future Event Listings

    “Cardistry” Skillshare hosted by Frank Sung


    May 6, 2017, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Cardistry is the art of manipulating playing cards. It is the dancing of cards within the hands and body. It can be thought of as performative sculpture with a deck of playing cards as my clay. I plan to showcase the many possibilities of cardistry in order to expand people's... Read More

    “Clay Pottery and Sculptures” Skillshare hosted by seth failla


    May 6, 2017, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Participants will get to take part in a hands on ceramic workshop to create pottery and and sculptures for all ages. Dates: March 11, April 8, May 6 Age groups: All Ages Taught by seth failla, Artist/Educator Mr. Seth Failla is the Art Director of at Williamsburg Charter High School,... Read More

    “How To Build A Design Studio And Brand” Skillshare hosted by Louis Blaut


    May 6, 2017, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Skills on marketing, branding, design, communication, manufacturing, sales, business operations, and many other related skills. Dates: April 8 Age groups: All Ages Taught by Louis Blaut, Creative Director Louis Blaut (Lou-is Bl-out)(born July 6th, 1981) is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, investor, artist, and philanthropist. He is the founder and... Read More

    We Make Noise Skillshare taught by Lizzie Conner


    May 6, 2017, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Jazo Brooklyn

    Youth of all ages can come try out an instrument (we have guitar, drum, bass, and keyboards) and learn about our ongoing programming. Age groups: All Ages Taught by Lizzie Conner, We Make Noise We Make Noise offers live band classes and instrument lessons for youth! Read More

    Choreography & Improvisation Skillshare with Caylee Shimizu


    May 6, 2017, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Hosted by Jazo Brooklyn

    This skillshare will explore different ways of creating dance. Focusing on tasks, improvisational scores, and playful exercises that link movement to fun. Age groups: All Ages Taught by Caylee Shimizu, Freelance dancer/ choreographer she mee zoo is a one-woman show trying to make it in the big apple. That woman,... Read More

    Community Youth Skillshare


    May 6, 2017, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    April's event had been cancelled and we will resume this month On May 6th @ Silent Barn from 2pm to 6pm Artists, makers, builders, performers are all welcome to come share their skills with the youth of Bushwick at this new event. This monthly program seeks to establish a dialogue between Bushwick's youth and the... Read More

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Past Event Listings

    BOS Info Table


    July 22, 2016, 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Arts in Bushwick will have an info table during the upcoming Bushwick Vendor's Market new night market. Coordinators will be available to answer your questions about registering for membership on artsinbushwick.org or specific questions about volunteering or participating in BOS. Read More

    BOS Info Table


    August 12, 2016, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Arts in Bushwick will have an info table during the upcoming Bushwick Vendor's Market new night market. Coordinators will be available to answer your questions about registering for membership on artsinbushwick.org or specific questions about volunteering or participating in BOS. Read More

    Paper Jam Small Press Festival


    October 1, 2016, All Day
    Hosted by O.K. Fox

    Info Hub The sixth installment of Paper Jam (http://paperjamfest.tumblr.com/), a twice-annual and FREE small press / mini-comic / 'zine fair held. Join us for all kinds of small multiples, printmaking, illustration, and animation. Paper Jam brings together a selection of local up and coming small press artists and cross pollinates their work... Read More

    Bushwick Vendors Market Open Studios Art Edition


    October 2, 2016, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Jazo Brooklyn

    Info Hub Come be a part of the experience. Meet amazing native and local art vendors within the community.  BVM is a very inclusive community market. We will have live painting, live performances, drinks, DJ, and more. Performance by Monsters of Brooklyn at 4pm Free Event Read More

    Arts in Bushwick Info Table at Bushwick Vendor’s Market


    December 18, 2016, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Arts in Bushwick will have an info table during the upcoming holiday edition of the Bushwick Vendor's Market. Coordinators will be available to answer your questions about registering for membership on artsinbushwick.org or specific questions about volunteering or participating in BOS, youth programming and Community Day in 2017. Read More

    Community Youth Skillshare


    February 18, 2017, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Artists, makers, builders, performers are all welcome to come share their skills with the youth of Bushwick at this new event. This monthly program seeks to establish a dialogue between Bushwick's youth and the many talented artists and makers who live here. On one Saturday every month from February to May, Arts in Bushwick... Read More

    “Cardistry” Skillshare hosted by Frank Sung


    March 11, 2017, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Cardistry is the art of manipulating playing cards. It is the dancing of cards within the hands and body. It can be thought of as performative sculpture with a deck of playing cards as my clay. I plan to showcase the many possibilities of cardistry in order to expand people's... Read More

    “Clay Pottery and Sculptures” Skillshare hosted by seth failla


    March 11, 2017, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Participants will get to take part in a hands on ceramic workshop to create pottery and and sculptures for all ages. Dates: March 11, April 8, May 6 Age groups: All Ages Taught by seth failla, Artist/Educator Mr. Seth Failla is the Art Director of at Williamsburg Charter High School,... Read More

    Community Youth Skillshare


    March 11, 2017, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Artists, makers, builders, performers are all welcome to come share their skills with the youth of Bushwick at this new event. This monthly program seeks to establish a dialogue between Bushwick's youth and the many talented artists and makers who live here. On one Saturday every month from February to May, Arts in Bushwick... Read More

    We Make Noise Skillshare taught by Lizzie Conner


    March 11, 2017, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Youth of all ages can come try out an instrument (we have guitar, drum, bass, and keyboards) and learn about our ongoing programming. Age groups: All Ages Taught by Lizzie Conner, We Make Noise We Make Noise offers live band classes and instrument lessons for youth! Read More

    Zine Making & DIY Publishing Skillshare with Liz Pelly


    March 11, 2017, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Hosted by Arts in Bushwick

    Do you like to write, draw or both? Have you always wanted to make your own zine, blog or other DIY publication? At this workshop we'll talk about independent/alternative publishing both online and in print. Discuss how text and media can be used to make your voice heard and connect... Read More