Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, FiveMyles is an exhibition and performance space where art and community connect.
FiveMyles was founded and incorporated as a non-profit in 1999. Our mission is to advance public interest in innovative experimental work; to identify and exhibit the work of under-represented artists, and to engage the local community through participation in the arts. Our space is entirely wheel chair accessible.
Exhibitions and Performances
We focus on giving emerging, merited, and well-established artists the opportunity to present their work in solo and group exhibitions. Place, personal vision, politics, identity and experimentation are an integral part of programming at FiveMyles.
Exhibitions are often inspired by art rooted in non-Western cultures and have included photography and video from East Africa and contemporary Native and Caribbean art.
The New York Times, Village Voice, Artnews, Art in America, and other press have given FiveMyles laudatory reviews for its exhibitions, and in 2000 FiveMyles received an OBIE award for "presenting magnificent contemporary performance work."
We have an on-going partnership with the Haiti Cultural Exchange, sharing space and resources, and we have collaborated with other Brooklyn art institutions - the Brooklyn Public Library, the galleries at Long Island University, Kentler International Drawing Space and MoCaDa.
This website has been created thanks to funding from the 2012 JPMorgan Chase Program, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
FiveMyles has received support from:
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Brooklyn Borough President
Brooklyn Community Foundation
Brooklyn Arts Council
Buddy Taub Foundation
Council Member Laurie Cumbo
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Gould Family Foundation
Herbert Ferber Foundation
Jim Henson Foundation
JP Morgan Chase
Lily Auchincloss Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York Council for the Humanities
New York State Council on the Arts
The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation, MAP