“This is my happy place.” – Karen, Gallery Manager
Just past the intersection of Fulton and River Road, you can’t miss the Fulton Crossing building. Built in the 1800s, it was once a chicken slaughterhouse that closed in 2010. Purchased in 2012, it took two years of construction and restoration to create a hip industrial space that is part gallery, part working studio. Home to over a dozen artists, craftspeople and makers, there’s something for everybody here.
Fulton Crossing demands exploration, and often visitors spend over an hour walking through the gallery spaces and exploring the artist’s individual studios. What’s unique is the opportunity to see artists and makers in action. With open access to individual studio spaces, visitors can meet the artists and learn about the inspiration behind the work. Laughter and conversations are the norm, here. The tenants all share a passion for their craft and support each other.
“It felt right from the beginning” said Henrik Lusberg, a Danish painter who was Fulton Crossing’s first artist in residence.
Throughout the space you’ll find mid-century furniture and collectibles, large scale paintings, assemblage pieces and metal sculptures, retro-chic industrial furniture built from reclaimed materials, even jewelry designed from vintage silver plated trays. Artists and makers come from all walks of life and on Open Studio nights (every third Friday of the month), you can grab a glass of wine and hang out with this eclectic group from 5-8 p.m. Stop by tonight, Friday the 15th, to check out new paintings from artists including Hilary Younglove and Christie Marks.
Janakos & Co. Mid-Century Modern Gallery featuring vintage furniture and collectibles
Fulton Crossing, 1200 River Rd., Fulton. Open Sat & Sun 12 p.m- 5 p.m., fultoncrossing.com