On June 20, 2016, GARNER President Robin Rosenberg was interviewed by Clare Sheridan on the Historical Society of Rockland County’s radio program, Crossroads of Rockland History.
“We turn our attention to the Garner Arts Center, a 19th century textile mill that has been transformed into a vibrant cultural art center in Garnerville. Robin Rosenberg, president of the Garnerville Arts Project Inc. (GAP), also known as Garner Arts Center since its founding in 2003, sheds light on this dynamic place that continues to grow and change.” Rockland County Historical Society
Journal News, August 8, 2015
Story by Megan McCaffrey
HAVERSTRAW — There’s a new brewery coming to Rockland County, and it isn’t the usual scrappy start-up.
Jeff O’Neil already has a fan following. The award-winning brewer, formerly of Peekskill Brewery and Ithaca Brewing Co., is known for his crisp, hop-heavy ales and plans to bring more of that signature style to his new brewery, housed in the historic Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center.
O’Neil’s brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Co., is due to be fully up and running before Memorial Day.
“It’s charming, for better or worse. It’s a really natural fit for a brewery,” he says. “We’re going to combine that pre-Prohibition antiquated brick with state-of-the-art brewing technology.”
GARNER Arts Center in Rockland County Secures $5,800
Preservation League Awards Grant from Donald Stephen Gratz Preservation Services Fund
ALBANY, NY (09/23/2014)(read Media)– The Preservation League recently made a $5,800 grant to the GARNER Arts Center, the not-for-profit arm of the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center.
The grant is the third made from the Donald Stephen Gratz Preservation Services Fund of the Preservation League of New York State. The grant to GARNER will support the cost of a conditions assessment and feasibility study for the reuse of Building 21 in the mill complex known historically as the Garner Print Works.
The New York State Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation, Ruth L. Pierpont, recently informed the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center that its property, designated as the Rockland Print Works Historic District (aka GARNER Historic District of New York), has now been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ms. Pierpont said: “Listing on the National Register recognizes the importance of [the Rockland Print Works] to the history of our country.” The Rockland Print Works property became eligible for the National Register after it was added to the New York State Register of Historic Places in April 2013.
Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center had a rare visitor in February 2014. Adam Kurtz Photography, representing Mercedes Benz, selected Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center for a photo shoot featuring Mercedes Benz’s limited edition truck, known as the G63 AMG 6×6. Prior to its trip here, this $650,000 vehicle was driven in an upcoming movie featuring Michael Douglas. After its photo shoot, the G63 AMG 6×6 made a quick appearance at the 48th Super Bowl and then flew back home to Germany.
Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center is a unique real estate venture involved in the leasing of light industrial, warehouse and studio spaces, serving the metro New York and Hudson Valley regions of New York State.
For its first 125 years, this Dickens-like industrial environment located on the Minisceongo Creek in Garnerville, Rockland County, New York served textile mills exclusively. Today, the complex is home to manufacturers, distributors, woodworkers, metalworkers, sculptors, painters, music studios, jewelry makers and glass artisans, and includes performance, exhibition and event space. Check out our Space Rentals to find the space that’s right for you.
Planning for the Future
The complex serves as an important focus for the development and renewal of the lower Hudson Valley. Planning is underway to develop Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center as a mixed-use arts, business and cultural destination. In the video below, three case studies depict redeveloped industrial sites and demonstrate the cultural and economic benefits a re-developed Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center will bring to New York State.
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Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center Announces State Historic Register Listing
First Niagara Foundation Helps Jump Start Campaign to Restore GARNER Arts Center
GARNERVILLE, N.Y. – May 14, 2013 -– Local dignitaries including State, County, Town and Village officials today joined with the GARNER Arts Center (formerly GAGA) leadership and the Preservation League of New York for a major announcements regarding restoration and preservation at the Garnerville complex. The Preservation League announced Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center’s listing on the State Register of Historic Places as the “Rockland Print Works Historic District”.
The Garner Print Works, now the site of the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, was built between 1838 and the early 20th century, and is named after the Garner brothers, the second owners of the original calico printing plant.
At one time, the plant, which became known as Rockland Print Works, employed thousands of workers and grew to include the printing and dyeing of wool, cotton and linen. The Print Works was a prolific plant and produced enough dresses to clothe every woman in America. Its stock was traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The plant, which includes more than 30 buildings, closed briefly during the Great Depression but was brought back to life in 1938 by the Garnerville Holding Company, the current owner of the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center. Continue Reading →
Each month, Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center will feature a tenant business or vacant space.
Architectural Metal & Glass, Inc.
AM Architectural Metal & Glass Inc. is a quality driven company with the ability to design, engineer, fabricate and install your custom glazing project. Over the years, AM has provided an unmatched ability to deliver on time and within budget.
AM was founded in 2009, by experienced specialists within New York City’s AEC façade industry, in response to the challenges essential in integrating these specialized services. We are a family owned business and our dedicated employees are experienced project managers, estimators, trained machinists and skilled tradesmen.
Beaux Arts Designs, Inc.
John Burak, Proprietor Woodworking & Design
We – the businesses at the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center — are a Village. Not a Museum Village, static and preserved for posterity of days gone by, but functional and pertinent to today’s economy and needs.
We preserve the arts and craftsmanship of a bygone era that are just not attainable in this big-box world, still holding to tradition and yet evolving with the world to suit modern lifestyles and advances in technology. Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center tenants are creative in their fields. We have our painters, sculptors, blacksmiths, contractors, carpenters, furniture makers, landscapers, soap makers, set designers, jewelry makers, yarn makers, photographers, musicians, and more.