Silent Barn makes some noise.
The Silent Barn is a beloved DIY music venue and collaborative art space based in New York City.
Just over a year ago, the scrappy organization suffered a back-to-back eviction and robbery, completely destroying the viability of its location and causing thousands of dollars in loss and damage.
With a mission to incubate new work by local artists while serving as a rare bastion of all-ages accessibility, the loss left a noticeable hole in New York’s arts community. But the organization regrouped quickly, launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund a renewal.
After many months of real-estate searching, budget wrangling, and community organizing, The Silent Barn has announced a 10-year lease on a new home. The multipurpose space will be home to dozens of artists and public projects and begin hosting live music seven nights a week in January. To quote the Barn (and Luther Vandross), who wants to “make this house a home?”