NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The popular Glasslands Gallery, a live music venue in Brooklyn, has announced that it will be closing its doors at the end of the year.
First opened in 2006 on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, the venue is billed as an experimental community art space.Since opening, the venue has hosted numerous shows by major touring artists, including Att-J, Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Franz Ferdinand and MGMT, as well as other events, such as aerialists, comedians, theater groups, fashion shows, raves.
While the venue did not specify a reason for closing, Williamsburg has become an increasingly trendy and expensive neighborhood. In a post on their website, a spokesperson for the venue wrote:
"When Glasslands opened in 2006 as an experimental community art space, Kent Avenue felt like a forgotten backwater, scattered with old warehouses playing temporary home to non-profit arts collectives, galleries, and DIY shows. During that time, our single block saw a handful of historically ambitious art & music spaces open: Secret Project Robot/Lives With Animals, Paris London West Nile, Pyramids, Death By Audio, 285 Kent… we’re proud to have grown up in this place and time." – Staff Writers