It’s a double-win for the Pratt Institute: their new film-video building is officially open for use inside the former PrattStore at 550 Myrtle Avenue and the PrattStore has now moved online to PrattStore.com, allowing alumni and the Pratt community to purchase branded apparel, accessories, and gifts from wherever they are in the world.
“The students, faculty, and alumni in our program have much to celebrate with this new building as a place to explore and shape their artistic vision,” said Gerry Snyder, Dean of Pratt Institute’s School of Art.
The Film/Video Department currently has around 80 students. The facility cost $4.5 million.
“The recent opening of Pratt’s cutting-edge Film/Video facility for its students will provide the borough’s booming film scene with an incredible pool of talented graduates and further positions Brooklyn as the top designation for future industry leaders,” said Carlo Scissura, president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
The new online store is also a big accomplishment, said Pratt President Thomas Schutte.
“We are excited to have an online retail destination where the Pratt community and supporters of the arts can show their enthusiasm for the Institute,” Schutte said in a statement. “Pratt has a rich history of attracting the next generation of talented artists and designers, and the launch of Pratt Store provides new opportunities for everyone to express their Pratt pride.”
Store items include clothing, mugs, phone cases, memorabilia, a diploma frame, and more, which will be added to soon, added long-time store manager Roy Muraskiewicz. Upcoming items will include “pens, pencils, key chains, postcards, greeting cards, calendar, in addition to socks, scarves, gloves, and jackets.”