Smack Mellon is a flexible event location situated beside the East River in Brooklyn, New York. Operating as a nonprofit art gallery, the venue’s administration provides local up-and-coming artists with opportunities to showcase their work. In particular, they seek to empower and uplift mid-career and established female creatives. From humble beginnings as a boiler building, the venue went through a drastic transformation and was renovated in 2005.
Positioned on pebble-covered riverbanks, the brick-faced Smack Mellon boasts a sense of true Brooklyn aesthetic. Despite its changes, the venue has not lost any of its raw-industrial charm. Functional concrete flooring complements two columns of cement and steel structural supports and the 35-foot exposed ceilings. Large sets of windows flush the room with natural light while displaying inspired views of the city skyline across the water.
Smack Mellon’s hefty 6,000-square-foot event space allows a guest capacity of 150 people and comfortably accommodates many kinds of events, both large and small. Visitors have access to the building’s amenities which include several appliances such as a fridge, electric stove, and sink. A list of favorite vendors can assist event planners in choosing a suitable catering service, audio and visual service, and much more. Ideally placed, the gallery sits between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and offers plenty of parking.