The ReNew Lots Artist Market

Vacant Lot Rehabilitation for Empowering Community Through the Arts

Apply to our [Re]activate Van Lier Fellowship at ReNew Lots Today


ReNew Lots activates rehabilitated vacant city lots, transforming recycled shipping containers into affordable high quality studios for homegrown Brooklyn-based artists. Fostering entrepreneurship with a goal of increasing economic and creative opportunities in ENY, ReNew Lots reopens in 2018 at New Lots Avenue between Cleveland and Elton Street.

The 2018 marketplace and artist incubator will house 4 community-selected Van Lier Fellows. The repurposed shipping containers will be designed by Miami based development company CEPODS in partnership with the New York City Department of Design and Construction into various multi-use spaces.


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  • [Re]activate Van Lier Fellowship: Apply Now


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“It is a proven fact that the most successful products, brands, and businesses come from filling a void in the marketplace.  We decided to ‘fill a void in our community,’ apply that same concept and model to urban economic development with a focus on community advancement and sustainability instead of capital gain.”

Catherine Green
Executive Director
ARTs East New York