Friday, February 27, 2009

Gallery for Rent in Dupont Circle

Check out this Craigslist ad for an affordable gallery in Dupont Circle - only $1,350/month!

gallery for rent

NoMa Issues Call to Artists

The NoMa BID has issued a request for qualifications for an individual artist or design team to design, fabricate, and install permanent artwork in the public realm space in front of the of the Capitol Plaza building at 1200 First Street, NE (1st and M, NE) in Washington, D.C. The primary objective of this new initiative, NoMa Artscapes: Transforming Public Space, is to beautify and enhance the vibrancy of the streetscape, while creating a landmark that contributes to the sense of place. More info here - INFO

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Have you tried the new H Street Shuttle, operated by U Street Parking and Transportation?

The Shuttle is FREE to all riders but is aimed at patrons from different areas of the city and the surrounding regions heading to H Street NE to enjoy arts, nightlife and retail destinations.

Riders should look for passenger vans with the Green and White H ST NE logo an all sides. The Shuttle will run 7 evenings a week from 5 pm until the Metro closes; 12 am Sunday through Thursday and 3 am Friday and Saturday.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Downtown Studio for sublease

Are you looking for a great studio downtown?

This space is located in a new building at 931 F St, NW, a half block away from the National Portrait Gallery and Gallery Place Metro. The space is 935 SF, and the rent is $2,000 per month, including utilities. (At present the space looks more like a gallery, rather than a messy studio, but could certainly be used for the latter).

If you'd like to find out more info, contact Richard Dana at

(The space could also be used as an office for an arts organization, architect, etc.)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Studio space in Kensington

O’Neill Studios, a boutique decorative painting company, has some extra studio space available in Kensington and they are looking for a working artist to join them.

200 SF for $200/month. Access to water, trash removal, and a friendly environment. For more info contact Paula Greenberg at 202-615-1888.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

For Rent - Great storefront in Columbia Heights

Small storefront on 11th Street near Park Rd. next to Columbia Heights Coffee - $950.

600 sq. ft. vanilla shell, ready for tenant to build out at tenant expense. Raw space requiring some work depending on intended use. Perfect for small gallery or other creative use.

Questions or more info? write

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New Gallery and Studio space in Hyattsville is starting a gallery and studio space in Hyattsville MD. They are taking over the curatorial responsibilities of the Lustine Gallery in the Hyattsville Arts District.

artdc in Hyattsville will be a working gallery where art is presented in a professional manner while artists create art in the same space.

Some details:

* Developers have created a community center in the rehabilitated Lustine Auto Show Room which includes a 500 SF gallery with a 400 SF studio space.

* There will be 20 studio resident artists to start, with the possibility to expand in the future. Studio members will create art in the space and exhibit their work salon style in the back room.

* Resident artists will pay an annual non-refundable initiation fee of $250.00US, and an affordable monthly fee of $45.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cool space on Florida Ave NE

Last year Conner Contemporary Art renovated a building at 1358-60 Florida Ave., NE, right around the corner from the H Street Playhouse. This leading DC gallery is using the first floor and is looking for a simpatico tenant for the second floor space - about 4,300 SF, great light, tall ceilings, concrete structure - asking $18/foot. It includes a ramp to the alley!!! (At one time this 2nd floor space was used to paint cars at Singletary's Auto Body Repairs.)
For more information, contact gallery owner Leigh Conner at info (at)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gallery/Studio space available at 14th and T

The folks behind LISTOPAD, a style and culture emporium, are looking for a gallery or artists to join them at 14th and T NW. The third floor space (above) is located in the same building as Trina's Hair Gallery and SOM Records. Rent is $1400/month for the third floor - 900 SF. (Listopad will be occupying the second floor.) The third floor is perfect for a studio or small gallery - it is a swell, open space with great light and has a bathroom with shower. It needs some work but not too much.

Here is a link to more INFO, including a way to contact LISTOPAD.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kennedy Center to Help Arts Programs in Economic Trouble

From the Washington Post -

The next act in Michael M. Kaiser's quest to make all arts organizations smart and healthy is about to begin.

After a string of successes rescuing arts groups from near-death, Kaiser is now enlisting Kennedy Center managers to help nonprofit arts organizations that are reeling from the recession.

"Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative" was announced this morning. Essentially, the program is a high-tech support service through which arts administrators can talk to the center's personnel about shrinking income, budget-conscious audiences and other difficulties in keeping the doors open.

Full article HERE.

N. Capitol St. Fire House for Sale

The Fire House at 1626 North Capitol St. NW is for sale - listed at $1.5M.

Recent plans included a restaurant by the folks behind St. Ex and a sound stage for XM radio. And then another restaurant operator from Ohio was scheduled to come in to run the restaurant.

It would make a great art space. I toured the building back in 2007 and it needed a lot of work, but it has good bones and will make for a cool finished space.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Artist Studios - 57 N St. NW has an opening

Artist Studio for Rent, 3 blocks from NY/Florida Ave Metro

400 sq ft artist studio for rent in NW, just 3 blocks from the NY/Florida Avenue Metro stop. This space includes a reception area and office with a large walk in closet. There is a hallway bathroom that is shared with other tenants on the floor (3 people).

It is a bare bones studio on the top floor of a warehouse. There are concrete floors, brick walls and plenty of windows. And it is very spacious. It also looks out over the skyline of North Capitol Street, with easy access to the roof, and a beautiful view.

The price is $500 and includes all utilities.

For more info, give them a call at 202-309-3695