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The most adorable studio ever

. . . is available September 1!

170-square foot L-shape, with variable ceiling height, operable south-facing windows, a transom for ventilation, fir floors, a combination of track and can lighting, and loads of charm. It was carved out of our lobby shortly after Good Arts bought the building, and it has its own separate entrance and a large window facing the stairwell, which gives it possibilities as a retail space as well as a workspace. It could be great for a jeweler or designer who works small, but the big wall is great for display or for working vertically. $425 monthly rent is inclusive of utilities. Contact Jane to find out more and take a tour.

Windows look onto Cherry Street. Yes, they open.

This is the view as you walk into the space. The tall pitched ceiling above you is the bottom of the staircase.

Cute built-in bench seat looks out the windows. (Could also be made into a desk or work table.)

View of Monkey Puzzle and other fab lobby art. Opportunities to add your own.

Stay at ’57 Biscayne!

The Salon Rue de Cerise is open for business! There is now a lovely little getaway for visitors to Pioneer Square, a private suite tucked in amongst working artists’ studios. It even has its own exclusive art show, of affordable works by local artists, hung salon style (natch). All the art, and even the lamps, are for sale via an easy secure webpage, accessible to guests.

Best of all, the proceeds from the rentals will help keep all the spaces at the Good Arts Building affordable to artists and other creative enterprises.

The name is an homage to 27 Rue de Fleurus, where Gertrude Stein collected art and artists, supporting as-yet-unknown painters and fostering conversations at her weekly salons.  We hope to inspire visitors to do the same.

For booking information, go here.

WALL O’ ART!

Studio for rent

In addition to 311, available now, we also have a sweet space on the second floor coming up for rent September 1st.  Suite 204 consists of two adjoining rooms, which could be a great fit for someone who wants to separate the business from the messier, making aspects of their work. Or for two artists who want to share. It’s spacious (400 square feet total) with lovely windows and a utility sink right outside the door. The ceilings are about 12-1/2 feet tall and the floors are nice, worn, unpainted fir (which you are allowed to get paint on). Rent is $810 per month and includes utilities, NNN, wifi, and use of fabulous common areas.

For more info or to schedule an appointment, contact Jane.

Studio 311: Your new workshop, print shop, photo studio, maker space . . .

Our gorgeous, light-filled third floor swell new Biscaynitos settling in this summer, and we have just one space still available. All spaces are work-only, 24/7 access; rents include utilities and use of shared kitchenette, bathroom, lobby, and display spaces. Oh, and membership in the single coolest artists’ community in the city.

Studio 311: 910 Sq Ft; $1950/mo. includes utilities

This large space would make a FABULOUS print studio, shared maker space, or classroom. It includes an adjacent kitchen area, which has plumbing & storage, and could be converted to a darkroom, wetroom, or a separate space. A huge skylight floods one corner with light all day long.  Plenty of power, including a 220v outlet.

To make an appointment or ask a question, contact jane@janerichlovsky.com

“You Are Here, Too” and open house May 3!

First Thursday, May 3, 6-9 PM

In a city in which the ground has literally shifted several times over the past hundred years from seismic activity or, more dramatically, human intervention, and in which it continues to shift through highway projects and rampant development, maps provide a link to its history and a record of the layers underneath.

You Are Here Too, an exhibition of artists’ responses to maps and mapping, opens May 3, 2018, and continues through August 30, here at the Good Arts Building in Pioneer Square. The works will be spread between two galleries within the building: Good Arts Gallery, inside Cherry Street Coffee House at 700 First Avenue, and here at  ’57 Biscayne Artist Studios, directly above it at 110 Cherry Street on both the second and third floors. The opening reception coincides with our first building-wide open house. See the brand-spankin-new studios on the third floor, meet the excellent artists working in them, visit old favorites on the second floor and in the Arcade, and listen to live music in the second floor lobby by the always-fabulous pianist Victor Janusz.

Incorporating images, type, or constructs borrowed from maps, or the maps themselves, the artworks in the show explore the topography of the natural world, political boundaries, the built environment, slavery, motherhood, and other phenomena that leave traces. Artists working in diverse media—paintings, drawings, layered collages, embroidery, digital media, and ceramics—include David Francis, Nia Michaels, Dara Solliday, Joseph Pentheroudakis, Dawn Endean, Savina Mason, Morgan Cahn, Beverly Naidus, Elizabeth Arzani, Ann Marie Schneider, Hadar Iron, Lindsay Peyton, Warren Munzel, Marie Abando, Tara Kraft, and Karey Kessler.

Image above: here, is The Place, Karey Kessler, 2017, watercolor and ink on Korean rice paper, 1’x5′

Two studios for rent: available April 1

Just one studio in the new third floor expansion hasn’t yet been snatched up, and it’s a beauty. Studio 12 is 635 square feet,  in three sections, and will be available to rent April 1. The largest area is oblong and its entire ceiling consists of a stunning skylight that looks up to the gorgeous Hogue building next door and floods the space with light. There is a small adjacent nook with lots of power, including a 220 outlet; and an additional separate room with a door that has easy access to plumbing and could accommodate a sink. Rent is $1400, includes utilities.

It’s really tall.

Hurry! This guy is seriously considering it.

Also available April 1 is a lovely corner space with a west-facing window on the second floor. It’s 532 square feet, with nice wood floors and an exposed brick wall. Great for photography, but lots of other things as well. Rent is $1075, inclusive of utilities.

Studio 210

Utilities and wifi included. One-year lease. Work-only, no live-in.
OK to share w/landlord approval.

To see these studios, along with our gorgeous and practical common areas, please contact the proprietrix.

’57 Biscayne World Takeover (or, “Studios for Rent”)

’57 Biscayne is expanding this spring, taking over the third floor of the Good Arts Building and doubling in size for a total of 26 studios. We are looking for like-minded fine artists, craftspeople, and related creative entrepreneurs to round out our community and help move us into the future.

’57 Biscayne began in 2011 with some artists seeing an opportunity where others saw disaster. We built something new and unique out of “found materials”: the dispersal of one community, and our displacement benefits from a state highway project. Six years later, proprietrix Jane Richlovsky is a part-owner of the building, we’re surrounded by additional creative business owners, and we are re-inventing the role of artists in a changing cityscape: no longer victims but creative cultural mavens who share in its prosperity.

We are looking not just for tenants but for partners and co-creators of this vision. These spaces are still available:

#1: 280 Sq Ft w/window $700/mo.

#8: 195 Sq Ft w/ window $525/mo.

#9: 185 Sq Ft w/ window $500/mo.

#11: 910 Sq Ft w/giant skylight, kitchen $2000 GREAT SHARE, PRINT, or MAKER SPACE

#12: 635 Sq Ft w/giant-er skylight $1400/mo. Includes a separate room w/door and access to plumbing for dark room, etc.

AVAILABLE APRIL 1ST ALL RENTS INCLUDE UTILITIES. ONE-YEAR LEASE PREFERRED. WORK-ONLY, NO LIVE-IN.

Shared common areas include a wide gallery hallway with skylight; break/waiting area; another room with utility sink, kitchen sink, fridge & microwave; and a large, clean restroom. There is also a lobby and wide stairwell that has some big art in it and could get more (see below). Later this spring, a parklet will be installed in front of the building for some shared outdoor space and room for additional art projects.

We put on two coordinated 1st-Thursday open houses per year, with curated gallery shows, a ready-made following, shared publicity, and participation of other arts & retail spaces in the building. There are lots of opportunities to co-curate and organize these, and to use the common gallery and lobby spaces for your own projects at other times. Collaboration is our middle name.

Photographs of individual spaces will be available shortly. The windows are covered at the moment to protect them from drywall dust, so they don’t photograph well in their present state. Please contact Jane to set up an appointment to see them in person.

The Devil Showed Up Early . . .

. . . to Cherry Street Coffee House. He probably just wanted a cup of coffee.

Actually, that’s the name of an art show, the second one at the Good Arts Gallery, which is nestled in the upper level of our downstairs neighbor Cherry Street Coffee House. Every two months, ’57 Biscayne proprietrix Jane Richlovsky teams up with a different guest co-curator to put together a new exhibit. This month’s co-curator, Hen Chung of RAD AND HUNGRY, brings us paintings by Mike Tidwell.

“The Devil Showed Up Early” opens January 4 with a First Thursday reception from 5-7:30 and continues through April 2018.

If God and the Devil met on Earth to battle against one another, I’ve always imagined it would take place in the American Deep South. With probably more churches than schools, one could argue the South is setting the stage for a confrontation of “good vs. evil”.

Growing up in small town Alabama, The Devil Showed Up Early is a series inspired by places from my childhood. It’s always felt like there was something sinister happening below the surface – a supernatural eeriness. Dig deep into the soil, and there’s beauty born from the Deep South’s past despite its twisted history. And of course, the Devil would show up early.

Mike Tidwell

Pioneer Square Holiday Market in the Park

’57 Biscayne artists will have a table of holiday gifts for sale in Occidental Park on Friday, December 15 from 10-2 PM, along with a bunch of our great Pioneer Square neighbors. The Holiday Market in the Park is organized by the Downtown Seattle Association, and runs concurrent with Holiday Hooky Hour, full of all kinds of neighborhood special deals and a chance to win big prizes if you fill your passport. (A ’57 Biscayne art gift card is in one of the gift baskets!)

Offerings at our booth will include lovely affordable, seasonal jewelry by Arcana Metalwork; “Haunted Hankies” by Henrietta’s Eye; art greeting cards in giftable packages for the snail-mail set; retro cocktail napkins and other hand-printed linens; framed analogue photographs; and weird & wonderful stocking stuffers from RAD AND HUNGRY.

We’ll be next to our new neighbors from the Good Arts Building, Gigs4U, who will have lots of music-related merchandise on offer. Other local vendors include Intrigue Chocolate, Bon Voyage Vintage, Drygoods Design, and Pioneer Pet, just to name a few of our faves (chocolate, pets, clothes…)

Tech Firm Displaced for Artists’ Studios in Pioneer Square

It’s not a joke!

’57 Biscayne is expanding to the third floor of the Good Arts Building, clearing out some museum-quality nineties office decor and replacing it with a dozen more work spaces for artists and related creative endeavors in early 2018.

Watch this space for details, including floor plans, prices, and availability or better yet, join our mailing list to be the first to hear all about it.

Artists have already claimed these former corporate offices: the resident local life drawing group introduces office nudity and other debauchery.

Ever dreamed of making art in a cubicle? Neither did we, but you could.