Artists & Makers Studios - the Washington region’s new innovative, artist-focused studio center - will soon expand its 9,000+ square foot White Flint facility to include an additional 3,619 square feet. This announcement comes just days before the facility’s Grand Opening Celebration set for Friday evening, April 17, 2015.
Artists & Makers Studios opened at 100% capacity in March, with a waiting list of artists in need of creative space. The studio center which is currently home to 43 Resident Artists will add another ten studios in a variety of floor plans that will offer creative space for arts professionals of nearly every medium. Its recent agreement to acquire more square footage will allow Artists & Makers Studios to provide more affordable studios in the Rockville area to talented professional artists.
Artists & Makers Studios offers studio space and support to select professional artists as they work to advance their careers. Artist and visionary Judith HeartSong led the studios from concept to concrete facilities in less than six months, guided early on by an 18-member Advisory Committee of artists, community activists, and business and communications professionals who recognized the need for studio facilities with a supportive staff and a collaborative environment. In addition to its 43 Resident Artists, Artists & Makers Studios is pleased to be the home of The Compass Atelier.
Resident Artists enjoy a strong sense of community and camaraderie, and benefit from a philosophy that encourages artists to work when the timing best suits them - with no mandatory studio hours, they work days, nights or weekends, according to their commitments and inspiration. Artists also enjoy many opportunities for professional networking, like Salon – an Artful Conversation. Now in its fourth year, this program provides access to arts professionals, attorneys and community leaders who offer career advice and concrete assistance for artists looking to promote their arts business.
Artists & Makers Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals - through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors. Located in the heart of Rockville’s White Flint business district, Artists & Makers Studios is rapidly becoming a vibrant and lively part of the community. Some of the best talent in Montgomery County has come to join in this effort, and classes and workshops will soon round out the offerings at Artists & Makers Studios.
Artists & Makers Studios is located online at ArtistsAndMakersStudios.com.