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Garage Art Quickie

Hi there! This is a semi-quick post because I have to PACK!!! My husband and I are preparing to move from our current apartment (where we’ve lived for three years) to a rental house five blocks away. Distance-wise, it’s a piece of cake. Furniture/packing-wise, it’ll be a drag of course. But space-wise, it’s going to be AWESOME!!!! While the house itself is not that much bigger than our current apartment, new added features include a two-door garage, and giant backyard. Not to mention no-one living above or below us. There are two things that I’m most excited about, and that’s the backyard, and the garage. 2-door garage = art studio. My husband and I are both artists, and the prospect of having a private space that we can turn into our artistic hub is SO EXCITING!!!!!!!! We can’t wait to move in, arrange things, and get creative.

So, for this brief taste of inspirational art smoothie, I’m posting some cool garage-converted-to-art-studio pics that I found on the web. Once we’re settled in, I’ll share a pic of our own!!

The Art of the Garage Art Studio:

There are so many possibilities!!! That said, I need to keep packing. There’s nothing like a little bit of random garage art inspiration to get the wheels turning.

Image Links:

“Art Studio”
Mid City Garage Studio
Step inside the studio of designer Keith Scharwath & writer Alissa Walker
Two-Car Garage Turned Art Studio
Allied Seahorse
Wonderful Garage Door Art
James Marshall.
Movie Magic: Backyard garage turned into lavish Home Theater
the garage-in-the-alley theatre
of a garage theater, lighting rigs, the future and kids
Garages Beyond the Ordinary
The Garage- Charlottesville’s Most Intimate Venue

Dreaming of a live/work artist space

One of my big dreams has always been to have a huge live/work art space to make big pieces of crazy art, host funky performance and art events, AND cook up my Sunday morning pancakes. Ideally, it would also be a space that had a lovely little garden either in the backyard, or on top of the roof. I know that’s not usually how it works- you either get the loft, or get the house with the backyard. But when it’s a dream, it could be anything… Here are a few pics of cool-looking spaces I could envision myself in:

This one is okay, but I don’t love the cement floors. Would have to work on that.. Exposed brick is always a nice look, though. Plus a big open space.

Hardwood floors is more my style, especially old-looking hardwood floors like this one. Anything somewhat raw looking is good.

LOVE this space. Nice light, although the pillars could get in the way for some events..

I could certainly see myself living here, except that it costs a freaking $1,050,000. Artist loft converted to rich person condo :(.

Not sure about living in this one, but it sure looks cool! Plus it’s probably more in my price range…

Another fancy pants one, purchased at $1,000,000. Ugh, why do all the rich people get the good artist lofts? It’s not fair.

LOVE. I actually just applied for an artist residency at this one: (The Bemis Center). That would be a dream come true. Hope I get it. Artist residencies will at least offer the space until I can figure out how to afford one of my own…… someday… !


Image Links

http://www.attheedges.com/2009/11/26/sdspace4art-acquires-artist-livework-studio-spaces-apply-now-for-your-own-space/ (At the Edges)

http://jasonbrockert.com/inventory/?p=2914 (Jason Brockert Art)

http://cargocollective.com/315 (315 Linden)

http://sensationalloft.com/info.html (500 Molino Street)

http://maryland.inetgiant.com/baltimore/addetails/artist-looking-for-industrial-loft-type-live-work-space-baltimore/12886197 (iNetGiant)

http://www.mpfcorp.com/madison_park_live_work_lofts.html (Madison Park Financial Corporation)

http://www.bemiscenter.org/ (Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts)