Independence Art Studios
14 € per Day
Hi, I’m IndependenceArt.... This is my studio. Independence Art Studios is located in a funky, eclectic part of Houston, Texas that became popular with artists and other creatives looking for relatively inexpensive, large, unrestricted lots that were close to the middle of the city. Think honorary inner-loopers pursuing the urban ranch lifestyle. This half-acre has five art studios, a tiny office, our weird house, a vintage Airstream trailer and a chicken shack. We are also fortunate to have a beautiful collection of trees, horses just over the fence, a fire pit for cool evenings, and a couple of tree swings. We currently offer four work-only art studio spaces. Each one is completely independent, lockable, and available 24/7/365. These studios were purpose-built to meet the particular needs of painters and other two-dimensional artists with a 10-foot tall, 19-foot wide work wall. Combined with 220 square feet of floor space and 120 square feet of storage in an overhead loft, they are just right for artists working on most any scale. If you need even more room, outdoor workspace is available, facilitated by large shipping container doors that open to allow big pieces to be moved into and out of your space with ease. All art studio units also feature: - beautiful light from north-facing clerestory windows and built-in track lighting - individually-controlled air conditioning and heating - modern electrical service with tons of outlets - high speed wired Internet (WiFi doesn’t penetrate shipping containers) - access to a shared full bathroom, utility sink, and microwave More than ten years ago, as we lay exhausted from working too hard at our jobs to pay the rent in Manhattan, we dreamed of having a property that would provide support for us and a larger community of artists. We had figured out some important life lessons for artists, had managed to acquire useful skills and tools, and thought that it would be great to share all of that. Once we moved home to Houston, it took almost a year to find just the right property, then another few years to build these studios (much of it with our own hands.) Not only is this place our dream, it’s also our home. We think it will help you determine whether you would fit here if we tell you about being a part of this little community: - We believe in sharing tools, information, advice, coffee, pizza, and responsibilities. - We believe that everyone has the right to be and do whatever they want unless it starts to cause problems for others. Then we talk about it. - We believe that perfection can be the enemy of the good. We don’t care if you make a mess with paint on the floor, if you don’t bathe very often or if the knob on the gate keeps falling off. We keep things pretty loose around here. - Most of all, we believe that everyone should, by default, be nice to each other.
Studio Information
21 m²
Available: 10.03.2018 to 10.03.2018
Rental Period (Min):
30 Days
  • heavy sculpting
  • light sculpting
  • noisy work
  • painting
  • photo studio
  • electricity
  • lavatory
  • light
  • shower
  • water
  • wifi
  • window
  • parking
  • public transport
  • wheelchair access
  • entrance ramp