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Space for rent: Updates

There are currently one and one half studios for rent at ’57 Biscayne.

First, the half. 212 is 405 square feet, and an artist who works in water-based media is looking to share it with another like-minded and low-toxicity person. The share for rent is approximately 200 square feet for $355 (total rent is $710). The space has a big window facing the hall and high ceilings. A drop ceiling was removed in 2011, so there’s exposed ducting and a sort of industrial vibe. It is awaiting minor restoration (e.g., floor paint) and some lighting upgrades; it will be available November 1.  Contact Clare if you are interested. (clare_e_johnson@yahoo.com)

And the one: The big, beautiful 312 is for rent in its entirety. It is 735 square feet and rents for $1600/month. The studio has decent heat/AC. If you wanted to install ventilation, the infrastructure is there. There is 220v power. Other possible upgrades could be negotiated for the right long-term tenant. It would make a great shared maker space, photo studio, print shop, or gallery (it’s on the third floor, but the building is open to the public during the day).

Contact Jane, the proprietrix, and we’ll talk!

A deluge, and some new spaces available this fall

Some time in the wee hours of Sunday, August 25, a water filter in a third-floor darkroom broke a seal and flooded our building, the Good Arts Building, all the way down to the basement. Miraculously, no art was harmed. Several studios were rendered temporarily unusable, but the majority of the damage occurred on the lower floors. (Our downstairs neighbors,  H.Bailey Boutique and Sew Generously Bespoke have reopened, and Bad Bishop Bar will be open soon after extensive repairs to their kitchen.) The artists of ’57 Biscayne have been plugging along with dehumidifiers buzzing, and every day it seems they cut a new hole in a wall or floor to dry things out. The silver lining is that we will get a bit of a decorative refresh once the insurance kicks in and we can replace the walls, carpet, and flooring which were removed.

In the meantime, a few artists are moving on (for unrelated reasons), and we will have some space available in November. Studios 212 and 312 are both interior spaces; 312 has natural light in the form of a gigantic, gorgeous skylight. Each studio has an occupant looking for a studiomate. Both spaces had been in the path of the flood; they are awaiting some restoration work which should be completed by November if not sooner; both available for occupancy November 1.

312 is occupied by a tidy painter who is looking for one studio mate to take the half of the space with the skylight. The entire room is 735 square feet; the share for rent is approximately half, or 367 square feet, for $800/month. The studio has decent heat/AC. If you wanted to install ventilation, the infrastructure is there, but non-toxic or low-tox media are preferred. Contact Anastasia (mailtogres@gmail.com) to see the space and have a chat to see if it’s right for you both.

212 has been occupied by only two tenants since ’57 Biscayne started in 2011. It was in the path of the recent deluge, causing the current tenant to pile his many belongings in a heap, consequently there are no decent photos of it. It’s 405 square feet, and an artist who works in water-based media is looking to share it with another like-minded and low-toxicity person. The share for rent is approximately 200 square feet for $355. The space has a big window facing the hall and high ceilings. A drop ceiling was removed in 2011, so there’s exposed ducting and a sort of industrial vibe. It is awaiting minor restoration and some lighting upgrades; it too will be available November 1.  Contact Clare if you are interested. (clare_e_johnson@yahoo.com)

Note: ’57 Biscayne is dog-friendly in general, but the two people looking to share 212 and 312 require their spaces to be pet-free.

But wait, there’s more! Another space, in its entirety, will be available December 1. The lovely 313 makes an excellent photo studio, but it could also be a fantastic print shop, painting studio, wood shop, or perhaps a share of some sort since it has two rooms plus an L-shaped nook. It’s another skylit studio, plus an interior room with a door and plumbing. It also venting to the outside and a 220-volt plug. And incredibly high ceilings. It is 635 square feet and rents for $1400/month. You can contact the proprietrix directly about this one.

This photo is from last year – the whole thing is painted white.

All rents include utilities. Leases are usually one year with a month-to-month default option after that. The shared common areas include a kitchenette and break areas; modern clean bathrooms; and spacious hallways which are available for tenant use for hanging art, events, installations, etc. We have cooperatively-organized open houses twice a year. Spontaneous collaboration has been known to occur.

The members of this community are both serious about their art and supportive of other artists. We welcome all peoples and genders, and naturally expect anyone who joins us to do likewise.

Studio share for rent

A photographer who occupies a two-room studio on the second floor is looking for another artist to rent one of the rooms. His darkroom is in the inner room; the room for rent is larger and opens to the hall. He needs to walk through it to get to his darkroom, but otherwise that space would be all yours. (This studio has worked out well as a share in the past.)

The total space is 368 square feet. The share for rent is 210 square feet, for $335/month. There are no outside windows, but there’s a window to the hall, and room is well-lit with high-quality track and fluorescent lighting. You can customize the space within reason.

Rent includes utilities; use of common areas including gallery, kitchenette, and utility sinks; and wifi. 24 hour access/no live in. Start date is flexible.

If you are interested, please contact John.

Small private studio with sink

Our gorgeous, light-filled new third floor has just one space still available. All spaces are work-only, 24/7 access; rents include utilities, wifi, and use of shared kitchenette, bathroom, lobby, and display spaces.

Studio 311

A former kitchen, this space has a sink and loads of cupboards. The current kitchen sink could be replaced by something more industrial or specific to your medium. There is no window to the outside, but light filters in through the glass door, and there are lovely, spacious common areas in which to take breaks, including one with a gorgeous skylight. There is working HVAC, and the potential to add more robust ventilation if required. 175 square feet; $400/month

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

The most adorable studio ever

UPDATE: Adorable goes fast. This space is rented.  To be informed of future openings, please join our mailing list (form on sidebar).

. . . 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.

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

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.

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.