Open Studio in Brooklyn this Weekend - Industry City

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upcycled fabrics in Crystalyn Kae's handbag studio at Industry City

We are thrilled to participate in our very first Open Studio at Industry City this weekend!  May 18 & 19th from 11am - 6pm we will open our doors to the public where you can come see us in action: making our bags and experience first-hand how we draft our patterns, choose our materials and if you come by at 12:30 on Saturday or 5:30 on Sunday - you can even make a keychain for yourself using our tools and materials!


crystalyn kae's handbag studio in industry city has large windows and lots of natural daylight

What is Industry City Open studios?

Industry City Open Studios offers the public a behind-the-scenes look into the customized creative spaces of Industry City’s many artists, makers, and manufacturers. Visitors will get a rare opportunity to access the artists’ studios as well as meet with the artists and experience the process of their work being produced firsthand.

Explore the studios of 100+ creatives, including painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, stained-glass artists, video artists, textile designers, woodworkers, jewelers, graphic designers, and other makers and manufacturers. A complete list of participants is available here.


handbag designer crystalyn kae's mood board and illustrations

The event is happening alongside the Industry City Design Festival by WantedDesign, an international design showcase that is part of NYCxDESIGN. While at Industry City, visitors can enjoy food offerings from more than 30+ vendors and shop at a wide range of design retailers.

How to get to Industry City:

Industry City is located in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn - which is 1 express stop on the N/D trains. Printed guides to help visitors plan their tours and locate studios of interest will be available in the Innovation Alley, located at 238 36th Street, Building 2.  To access Crystalyn's Studio - enter at the above address (look for signs that say 'Food Hall' and take the elevator to the 5th Floor.  We are in studio C555 

look for these elevators to get to crystalyn's studio on the 5th floor



visit industry city to attend Open Studios weekend - photo courtesy of Industry City


What is Industry City?

Industry City is a 6 million-square-foot mixed-use complex comprised of 16 buildings spanning 35 acres on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The property’s ownership – led by Belvedere Capital, Jamestown and Angelo Gordon & Co. – is transforming the complex, while cultivating a diverse tenant mix that fuses today’s burgeoning innovation economy with traditional manufacturing and artisanal craft. To date, the transformation has included over $400 million of infrastructure improvements, the addition of destination courtyards, experience-driven dining, retail and other amenitization and event programing. This work is paving the way toward a vibrant and diverse community of forward-thinking companies that support good-paying jobs for workers across skill and experience levels. Since the new partnership was forged in August 2013, businesses based at Industry city have grown by an average of 100 jobs per month, increasing employment from 1,900 jobs in 2013 to 7,500 jobs today. 

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Crystalyn Kae Brennan Crystalyn is a handbag designer in Brooklyn, NY. Her sustainable luxury handbags are made in USA with ethically-sourced leather and unique vintage fabrics. Read more »

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