Located in a newly renovated, 1917 factory building, Roebling Gallery focuses on artworks relevant to urban living, with an emphasis on art and artists that promote social justice and community. We support emerging and newly established artists, connecting local artists to the regional art scene, and vice versa.
Our exhibits rotate 6 times per year, with an opening reception on the First Friday of every month, from 6 to 9 PM.
1. Establishing a unique venue that serves urban art lovers looking for relevant work at reasonable prices.
2. Attracting a broad cross-section of Trenton’s creative community, connecting them to the unique, emerging community of Roebling Lofts residents.
3. Exposing regional artists and art lovers to the City of Trenton.
HHG Development Associates LLC is one of Trenton's premiere real-estate development firms. It developed Roebling Lofts as the Phase 1 development of Roebling Center, a mixed-use development that will provide residences, offices, restaurants, and retail amenities on the Block-3 site of the former John A. Roebling Sons Company campus.
Roebling Lofts LLC provides the display space, and sponsors the monthly, "first-Friday" receptions. Roebling Lofts, Trenton's premiere rental community, opened in late-2017.
All of the income derived from the sale of artwork or sponsorships is reinvested into this exhibition series. Neither Roebling Gallery nor any of the sponsors profit from the sale of artwork.
Edwin J. Torres is the curator for Roebling Gallery. By trade he is an award-winning photographer preoccupied with telling stories about family life and disenfranchised communities that are often overlooked. He graduated from Colby College with a degree in American Studies, which sparked his intellectual curiosity in history, current events, and the representation of cultures in a variety of media.
Currently, Torres works for the State of New Jersey and lives in Trenton. Prior,
he was a photojournalist. In 2016, Torres was the lead photographer and contributed reporting in a Pulitzer Prize-winning story with ProPublica and the New York Daily News. He served as an editor at large for The Groundtruth Project. He is a member of the Bronx Photo League which is attached to The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) and published the Jerome Avenue Worker's Project.
His work has been published in the New York Times, Vice, The Atlantic, The New York Daily News, The American Prospect, ProPublica, The GroundTruth Project, Leica Blog, and several other outlets.