I’d like to share my art studio and gallery with you. My art studio and gallery is in the Racine Business Center in Racine, WI. The building is a Civil War era building that has been a business incubator for over 100 years! The current owners are very supportive of the arts and the building is now home for over 40 artist studios. The studios, known as the 16th Street Studios, have two open houses during the year, one in December for the Holidays and one in April for our annual Get Behind the Arts studio tours. You can learn more here: Racine Business Center Art Studios and 16th ST Studios tumblr site.
I’m very fortunate in that my gallery has five windows which face North and two windows which face West. I have a corner studio on the fourth floor of the five-story building. My studio serves several purposes. It is a gallery for my finished work (paintings and photography) and its size helps me plan exhibitions on the walls before they are set up in other exhibition spaces. It is a working art studio and its size gives me the opportunity to easily work on and store large scale work. It has a station for me to do all of my own matting and framing. Finally, it has a work area for conducting all of my photo shoots with lighting and backdrops.
The following gallery will give you an idea of the space.