When Dot Art launched in 2013, it was just a few hundred square feet of space in a San Francisco building.
Since then, the San Francisco-based company has grown to become one of the largest online art galleries in the world, with a collection of more than 300 million pieces.
Now, Dot Art is looking to open a second building in New York City, and it’s planning to make the space available for the public as part of the larger company’s new $3 billion expansion.
The space is part of a larger development that will be completed over the next two years, and Dot Art plans to start leasing the space by the end of 2019, with the first tenants starting to come on-line in the spring of 2020.
In a blog post announcing the expansion, Dot Arts chief executive Matt Zwirner said the space will be used for “a mix of art, fashion, home design, food, music, and a little bit of everything else.”
Dot Art has plans to create a large, “open-air art space” in the new building, and will also use the space for exhibitions, workshops, and community events, according to the blog post.
It’s not yet clear exactly what kinds of events will take place there, but the company says it will focus on creating “high-quality, creative work that can be seen by millions of people in a single space.”
In addition to the space, Dot Artists is looking for a large office space for the new expansion, which should include space for several hundred employees, according the blog.
The new space is set to open in 2019, and the company is already leasing it.
Dot Art isn’t the only new artist to make an impact in the art world.
Last year, the Brooklyn-based Brooklyn Academy of Music opened a new studio space in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and other major studios have been opening in New Jersey and New York in recent years.