Brew House Arts provides space and support for people to connect and expand their relationship with the arts.
We hope to make Brew House Arts a nationally recognized art center that enables creatives to experiment, exhibit, and connect directly with communities in Pittsburgh.
Connection – Nurturing long-term relationships cultivated through shared time and space and providing opportunities for collaboration and exchange.
Representation – Increasing social awareness through representation of justice oriented & non-mainstream perspectives.
Mentorship – Fostering peer-to-peer mentorship networks that value non-hierarchical structures of learning.
Livability – Centering art as an accessible & integral part of a full life and as a sustainable means for income generation for artists and other arts workers.
Practice – Honoring flexible and adaptive ways of working, experimentation, and creative risk-taking towards continuous artistic growth.
Natalie Sweet has worked with various arts organizations in the Pittsburgh area since locating to the region in 2009. She holds a BA in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2012, Sweet was named the Milton Fine Museum Profession Fellow with the Andy Warhol Museum. She then worked as the Exhibition and Program Coordinator at Contemporary Craft from 2013-2018. She began her time at Brew House Arts on the Board of Directors and curated the inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated BHA gallery, Homecoming: Artists and Adaptation.
Stephanie Garrison has held positions at various non-profit arts organizations in Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Orlando, and Dallas since 2007. She holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a BA in Art History from Southern Methodist University. After some initial museum internships, Garrison recognized that successful arts administrators must nurture their analytical and business-minded capabilities so she moved to Pittsburgh to enroll in Carnegie Mellon’s Master of Arts Management program, graduating in 2013. Garrison previously worked as the Department Coordinator of Learning & Public Engagement at The Andy Warhol Museum, Managing Director of Radiant Hall Studios, has consulted with the Arts-Finance Cohort on millennial engagement in the arts, and organized a 1-day professional development conference for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. She lives with her partner and cat in Point Breeze.
Program and Marketing Coordinator
Brent Nakamoto is a multidisciplinary artist and educator with a background in painting and drawing, printmaking, photography, and book arts. He has a BA in Art from UC Santa Barbara and an MFA in Visual Arts from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. He is an adjunct lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, and has also taught at the Community College of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. He was an artist mentor for the Distillery Emerging Artist Residency in 2021, before joining the Brew House staff.
Visit our History page to find out more about Brew House Arts’ long history in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood.
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Board of Directors
Sam Laffey | President
Teresa Trich | Vice President
Candace Opper | Treasurer
Joe Farrell | Secretary
Jessica Gaynelle Moss