With the River City Brewery opening in the spring, a new Heart gallery is now open at the Galleria.
Located in the heart of the River District, the new gallery features a mix of art, food, music, and cocktails.
The opening of the Heart Gallery marks the first major expansion in the Galleries history.
It was also designed to be a welcoming place for fans of both River City and its beer, and the Gallers has already welcomed the likes of the Red Hook Brewing Company, a brand new brewery on the south side of Manhattan, as well as Brooklyn Brewery, a brewpub and beer festival taking place in Queens on February 26 and 27.
We caught up with Chris and Jennifer, the founders of Heart Gallery to talk about the changes in the Heart.
Can you tell us a little bit about the history of the building?
Chris and I have been working in art for more than 15 years and have owned and operated several businesses, but never a gallery.
Jennifer and I got together in 2015 and formed Heart Gallery, a small art gallery in Brooklyn that we built on the corner of 5th and Canal Streets, which was a pretty great spot for us.
We wanted to create a place where we could show a range of art from a range that is not necessarily art from our area, but a mix that is and where people could actually see the work.
We also wanted to be open to people of all walks of life, so we started looking at what kinds of things would be a little more mainstream.
In our first year, we had a beer tasting and a cocktail bar, but we quickly realized that we wanted to have a gallery as well, so now we have a bar, an art gallery, a restaurant, a bar and a coffee shop.
We’re looking forward to opening the new Galleria in February with a cocktail lounge and a beer garden, but in the meantime we’re open for business and excited to bring the community a new collection of art.
What kind of art is there in the new space?
We’re really proud of the work we’ve done, but I think the biggest thing is the beer garden and bar.
When you’re in the River Club, you’re surrounded by amazing art, so it was really important to us that we did things that were actually going to be accessible to people.
The art is actually quite subtle.
It’s not that you’re looking at art and you’re going, “Wow, this is really cool,” it’s actually more that you just go, “Oh, I’m going to go get some water, and I’m not really sure what I’m looking at.”
The bar and the bar is the best part of Heart, because it’s not a place for people to sit and wait.
You get a beer and it’s right in front of you.
You can actually watch people drinking it and not know what it is.
You’re actually having a conversation with people that are having a beer, not having the conversation with a beer bar.
It really brings the art in the space in a different way.
The new Heart Galleria is a collaboration between the River Clubs of New York and the River Arts Collective, which is a coalition of community groups.
They have a vision and vision and they’re building a gallery that will be a hub for artists to collaborate and to showcase their work.
Are there any plans for the future?
We haven’t announced anything, but it’s definitely something we are excited about.
The River Clubs, the River Art Collective, and our partners are really excited about bringing this gallery to New York City.
We think the Gallery is going to bring new life to the neighborhood, which will be an incredibly exciting thing.
What other artworks are you hoping to showcase?
We have a lot of great artists who are coming out of the Bay Area and are going to have new works come in from other places, and we want to bring a lot more art to the riverfront area.
I’m really looking forward and excited about our new gallery, but also excited about the work that is coming out in the next year.
What are some of the most anticipated events that the Gallerie is planning for the next 12 months?
We just announced the Redhook Brewery opening.
The next day, we have another great beer festival happening in Queens.
Then there is the Brooklyn Brewfest coming up, which we have never had before, but that’s something that we will be celebrating with the artists and artists’ communities.
And then we’re also opening up a new bar in the neighborhood that will have more of a pop-up feel, so there will be some surprises on that front.
What’s next for the Galleriys?
We will be expanding the gallery as soon as we can and we are also doing a lot to get the Gallerys back on track, which should be next year and the beginning of 2019. I really