Friday, August 31, 2012

New Arts Center

Partnership of Two Montgomery County  
Nonprofits Creates New Arts Center 
Numerous Art Studios and Offices Provide Unprecedented Workspace 

The Washington School of Photography and Capitol Arts Network invite photographers and artists to an informational meeting about forthcoming opportunities for affordable studio workspaces.   

WSP and CAN will soon jointly occupy facilities in Rockville, MD, expanding space for the landmark photography non-profit and creating a new home for the arts education organization.  This remodeled 25,000 square foot facility will feature photographer offices and studios and artist studios, providing affordable workspace for individuals without studio and gallery space. 

The Washington School of Photography will feature six classrooms, three shooting studios, a gallery, public darkroom, conference rooms and office/studio space for up to 12 photographers.  Within the same facility, Capitol Arts Network will feature a gallery, studio space for up to 30 affiliate artists, meeting rooms, classrooms and space for many arts groups to meet with synergy, activity and interaction.     

These two organizations have historically taught, among other courses, the business of photography and the arts. They will now provide studio and workspace for photographers and artists to work, network and collaborate with clients.  This partnership will host gallery exhibits and opening receptions, classes, and will be open 70 hours a week, seven days a week with classes and events. 

Photographers and artists interested in resident artist or photography office/studio opportunities are highly encouraged to attend one of two informational sessions at the Washington School of Photography:  
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday, September 5th 
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 8th 
Representatives of the Washington School of Photography and Capitol Arts Network will offer floor plans and photographs of the building, an information packet, application and overview of both groups and our collective vision.  
With studio space for approximately 30 artists and 12 photographers, and a multitude of photographers and artists needing space, they expect to fill quickly!  So plan to attend one of these informational meetings! 

To attend, RSVP by Tuesday, September 4th to Judith HeartSong of Capitol Arts Network: 

Informational Meeting Location: 
[4850 Rugby Avenue 
Bethesda, MD 20814 ] 

For additional questions, please call Judith HeartSong of the Capitol Arts Network at 301-661-7590. 


Mike Licht said...

Great news. An artist without a studio is a "former artist."

Anonymous said...

any ballpark figures on artist studio rent?