Community Studio Rental

Are you looking for a shared studio space? Want to become part of an awesome community? Our Community Studio Rental Program offers affordable access to professionally equipped studios in a variety of art media. Community studio renters can pay to access our studios during open studio hours in a variety of ways.

Tier 1
Printmaking, Darkroom Photography, Letterpress + Book Arts, Fiber, Drawing + Painting, Digital Lab, Creative Writing, Stained Glass*
Tier 2
Metals + Jewelry, Woodworking, Clay
Tier 3
Flameworking*, Coldworking*

*Note on Glass Studios: Stained glass access includes the use of grinders, tile saw and sandblaster. Coldworking includes all equipment listed for stained glass as well as lap grinder access. Flameworking includes access to torchworking equipment and lap grinder access.

Want to work in multiple spaces? Apply and receive access to additional spaces for just $25 per studio per month and $250 per studio per year. The full price will be applied to the highest tier of studio access.

All tiers above include:

  • Use of VisArts’ digital lab spaces during open studio hours including access to the full adobe suite, Wacom tablets, a scanner and inkjet printer
  • Invitations to critique nights and other special programming 

Additional fees apply for certain processes + certifications: 

  • Kiln firings in our clay studio 
  • Glaze mixing in clay studio 
  • Torch fee in our flameworking studio 
  • Screen rental fees in printmaking studio

Open Studio Hours

VisArts is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Our studios are available for community studio renters outside of our classes each week with morning, afternoon and evening options. We also offer regular hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. A full schedule of studio hours is listed on each of our studio pages.

To Apply

To become part of our community studio rental program, you must submit an application. All applicants must be over 18 years old. Submissions will be reviewed weekly. Expect to hear back the following week.

Once your application has been approved, a studio manager will schedule a studio orientation and training session. All users are expected to adhere to VisArts’ studio policies and the center’s code of conduct.

Additional certification and training are required for the following processes and equipment:

  • Clay: Sandblaster, bench grinder 
  • Woodshop: Drum sander, lathe 
  • Glass: Sandblaster, tile saw 
  • Metals: Enameling 
  • Letterpress: Platen press
  • Printmaking: Charles brand press