On Site 2019: Trestle Artists Exhibition & Auction

Join us for On Site 2019: Trestle Artists Exhibition & Auction on Friday, May 17th from 7-9pm at our main location, 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY. 

On Site is Trestle Gallery’s annual group exhibition featuring artwork by our current studio members, artists-in-residence, and staff. This year’s exhibition will be guest-curated by 3walls, a curatorial collective that hosts alternative contemporary art salons. The opening night reception will include a silent auction of select artworks from the exhibition, live music, refreshments, and celebration!

Support emerging artists and curators by supporting Trestle

On Site 2019: Trestle Artists Exhibition & Auction is free and open to the public. The evening will feature a silent art auction (with works starting at 50% value) of select artworks created by the many talented artists making work at Trestle. There will also be specialty beverages, tasty samplings provided by local vendors, live music, wine, and over 60 artworks on view. In addition to participating in the auction, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the many artists, curators, and community members that make Trestle so special.

As an artist-run non-profit, Trestle Gallery’s overarching priority is to put artists first. In support of this goal, 70% of the proceeds of any artist’s work sold through the auction will go directly to the artist. 10% will go to the curators, and the remaining 20% will go right back into Trestle’s programming to provide more opportunities for artists, curators and residents.

Images from 2018’s event. Photo credit: Jen Nista

How to support this year's event

  • Attend the Reception! This year’s event is free and open to the public—come out and celebrate with the Trestle community.

  • Bid on and Purchase Artwork! Select On Site artworks will be available to bid on during the silent auction, with bidding prices starting at 50% of the full value. Following the auction, works will be available to purchase both in person and online during the full duration of the exhibition.

  • Become an in-kind donor— At Trestle, we love to collaborate with Brooklyn makers of all kinds, and hope to have this event further our long-term goal of making lasting connections between arts and cultural businesses in our borough by highlighting Brooklyn-born food and drinks.

  • Make a tax-deductible donation to Trestle. Your contribution will go directly into funding Trestle’s programming to provide more opportunities for artists, curators and residents.


2017-18 In Kind Donors

Interested in collaborating with Trestle through an in-kind donation? Contact us at trestle@brooklynartspace.org