Arts & Culture

Two Trees believes in the transformative power of art

From building lobbies to building neighborhoods, art and culture have been integral to the Two Trees family and corporate philosophy. Art plays a vital role in each development project, most notably in the creation of the Dumbo waterfront neighborhood.

Through more than 30 years of transformation that’s made this ten-block stretch one of the world’s most vibrant and sought-after destinations for art and culture, Two Trees Management has ensured the creative community remains Dumbo’s neighborhood-making core, as important as its cobblestone streets, industrial-era architecture and Manhattan skyline views.

Two Trees has long supported galleries, studios, installations and performing arts venues through grants and rent subsidies. They are founding sponsors of the Dumbo Arts Festival, which attracts some 200,000 visitors annually. During this three-day event, hundreds of artists turn every square foot of the neighborhood - from loading docks to lobbies - into exhibit space.

The community’s newest jewel, Jane’s Carousel, is a gift from the Walentas family to the people of the City of New York. The first carousel to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was restored by the artist Jane Walentas and is now housed in a pavilion designed by Pritzker Award-winning architect Jean Nouvel in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

DUMBO’s creative community of artists, designers, creators, makers, developers and innovators doesn’t spot trends. It sets them. Visit the Dumbo events calendar and arts directory to find out what, where and when.