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 firstname.lastname@example.org for rental information, or submit an inquiry HERE