Call to Artists and Makers!

Join the studio collective!

 

The time has come!  We are now seeking creative individuals, makers and small-business entrepreneurs to join the upcoming studio collective located in the Van Dusen building on 10th and Duane Streets downtown.  The collective will focus entirely on artist-run spaces, some to include open-studio hours and educational classes. There are a variety of spaces available for rent, to include small, medium and large-size private studios, a 1000 sq. ft suite of small studios/rooms, and a 650 sq. ft retail-ready space with private bathroom.  While all spaces will be individually leased and operated, Astoria Makers hopes to foster the spirit of artist collaboration, partnerships and cross-programming among the various tenants. All members of the collective will have access to a communal kitchen, lounge area, bathrooms, and a community room to be used for additional teaching space, Artwalk events, and artist-run events/openings.   In addition, all collective artists will be featured on the Astoria Makers webpage with a link to their own business site, if desired.


The shift to an artist-run collective space developed naturally in the final months of space build out as the team listened to community input and feedback on how artists best want to use the space. The first tenant, Audrey Long Ceramics, is already on her way setting up shop on the main level, and will open to the public upon final fire safety inspections soon.    Additional tenants include a design lab focused on traditional woodworking, digital design, and customized CNC machine work. Astoria Makers anticipates the next set of rentals coming online beginning Sept 1-15th, with additional spaces ready throughout the fall. All interested parties are invited to contact Steff Eiter at steff@astoriamakers.com for rental information, or submit an inquiry HERE

Our 3D model helps Astoria Public Library raise funding

We are proud to help support the renovation project for the Astoria Public Library!   We fully embrace the library's mission to bring an updated and expanded space to the community, and were delighted to design and build this 3D model -- which pays tribute to the original architectural design and excites the public about what the future will bring.  The best part....our 3D model accepts cash donations through a slit on the top glass!  So, next time you're at the library, think about donating to this great project.    We need to raise a significant amount, but we know we can do it Astoria!

 

To learn more about the project and recent stages of development, click here


On Oct 8, 2017, we presented the 3D model as a gift to the library, at the Astoria Library's 50th Birthday Celebration!

 

* credit to library intern Aubrey Timmons for her help with the model design.