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The Good Arts Arcade: Creative retail & maker spaces for lease

On the rare occasions a space opens up at ’57 Biscayne, it is filled immediately, and we are always forced to turn away potentially awesome creative neighbors. Such is the demand for the diminishing supply of artists’ work space in Seattle (and most major U.S. cities). When Good Arts LLC formed to buy our building in 2015, it did so with the express purpose of creating new art space wherever and whenever it could. One space was built out of the second floor lobby in 2016, and now four additional spaces are being created in the downstairs storefront at 108 Cherry, which has been largely vacant (and playing host to pop-up art and music events) the past two years.

The Good Arts Arcade will consist of two retail spaces and two artists’ studios which share a street entrance and open onto a shared central gallery.

The Arcade will provide affordable space for the making, exhibiting, and selling of a range of creative goods, and foster a supportive community for the makers and sellers.

Flanked by the new Cherry Street Coffee House to the west, and the entrance to ’57 Biscayne Artist Studios to the east, Good Arts Arcade is perfectly situated for creative collaboration, fabulous combined events, and synergistic marketing opportunities. The location is well situated for foot traffic from the nearby light rail station, ferries, Pioneer Square park, and a planned streetcar stop at First and Cherry. A parklet will be installed on the street in front of the entrance, providing additional outdoor community space and a potential pop-up show venue.

We are seeking creative community builders–artists, gallerists, and human-scale retailers–to work, grow, and collaborate in the Arcade. Floorplan and prices here: GoodArtsArcade

Studio for rent: Available July 1

UPDATE: The studio has been rented. If you are interested in hearing about openings in the future, please sign up for our mailing list.

Available July 1: A  220-square-foot interior space, with 14-foot ceilings, two long clean white walls, and one lovely exposed brick wall (which you can and may hang stuff on). It also has a cute dutch door entrance and is located mere steps from a utility sink.

$370 a month includes utilities, as well as shared amenities like wifi, a kitchenette, a hallway gallery, a comfy and professional waiting area for your big-time visitors, two utility sinks, and nice clean restrooms.

We are looking for a new community member to create alongside other artists, craftspeople, and art-related enterprises in a building that is dedicated to supporting creative enterprises. We organize biannual (at least) shows and open studios, and we share information, expertise, marketing tips, and fun.

If this sounds right for you, please contact Jane to see the space.

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Welcome to our newest Biscaynito!

We’re super-excited to announce that we’ve filled the cute new nook of a studio with the lovely Celeste Cooning, cutter of intricate patterns in Tyvek and much more.  She will be settled in by our next open house, December 1st in time to celebrate the holidays. Welcome to the community, Celeste, and we look forward to future co-inspirations and collaborations!

That the studio had a line-up of fabulous and personable artists ready to take it before it was even built speaks to the utter dearth of affordable cultural space in this town. Good Arts is looking forward to building some additional work & gallery spaces on the street level of the building in the upcoming months. Please join our mailing list to keep abreast of developments. While we’re at it, let’s hear a shout-out to those who are working to create affordable space elsewhere in the city: Sam Farraizaino at Equinox, Timothy Firth at Common Area Maintenance,  and many others, most of them artists themselves.

Studio 214: A work in progress!

In celebration of our fifth year anniverisary, and in keeping with building owner Good Arts’ mission of maximizing creative space, we are adding a new studio to ’57 Biscayne! It’s being carved lovingly out of the second-floor lobby, and will have its own door across from the main ’57 Biscayne entrance, with full access to ’57 Biscayne’s kitchen, bathrooms, and other common areas. And we’re looking for a new creative community member to rent it and join the fun. It will be ready & available to rent November 1st, in plenty of time to be part of our December First Thursday Open House.

The finished space will be a 170-square foot L-shape, with variable ceiling height, operable south-facing windows, a transom for ventilation, newly refinished fir floors, a combination of track and can lighting, and loads of charm. Perfect for a painter, jeweler, or clothing designer, to name just a few. $400 monthly rent is inclusive of utilities. Available November 1. Contact Jane to find out more and take a tour.

View from inside the studio looking at the '57 Biscayne main door. The openings are for a full-light door and transom window.

View from inside the studio looking at the ’57 Biscayne main door. The openings are for a full-light door and transom window.

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

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

Windows look onto Cherry Street. Yes, they open.

Windows look onto Cherry Street.

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

Cute built-in bench seat looks out the windows. It could also be replaced with a desk or work table.

A second set of windows overlook the stairs and bring in some additional light.

A second set of windows overlook the stairs and bring in some additional light.

Studio Available!

UPDATE: THE STUDIO IS RENTED.

We are thrilled to welcome Rad and Hungry to our community this June. Rock on, Hen and Laura!

 

We are looking to add a new Biscaynito!

Studio 213, which has not been advertised before, due to its propensity to being passed on from artist to artist, is looking for a creative person or persons to do their thing in it. It has two rooms, one of which was outfitted as a darkroom when we first took over the place. The plumbing is still there, and could accommodate a darkroom sink or just a regular utility sink, if your thing involved a lot of water. (Although one of our two communal utility sinks and the kitchen are right next door.)  It’s an interior space, but it has a window to the hallway and another window between the rooms.

The space is approximately 370 square feet and the rent is $600 a month, including all utilities. The studios are 24/7 access and work-only (no live-in). Available June 1, just in time to be part of one of our two annual art walk sensations.

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Entering ’57 Biscayne, studio 213 is the first one you encounter.

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The first room is a 15′ x 14′ rectangle with one corner cut off. In this view you are looking into the second room…

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… Which is long and skinny, about 8′ x 21′.

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The shared entranceway. Studio 213 is the door at far left

Our swanky lobby.

Our swanky lobby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make an appointment to view the space, email jane@janerichlovsky.com.

Studio for Rent

UPDATE 4/13/16: This space has been rented. To be in the loop about upcoming opportunities, please join our mailing list.

We are looking to add a fabulously creative Biscaynito to our ranks this spring. Studio 211 is  available May 1; at 220 square feet, with 14-foot ceilings and one lovely exposed brick wall (which you can and may hang stuff on), it’s a bargain: $360 a month includes all your utilities and shared amenities like wifi, a kitchenette, a hallway gallery, a comfy and professional waiting area for your big-time visitors, and nice clean restrooms. There are lots of visibility-inducing events planned for the building this summer, and great neighbors who share information, expertise and marketing duties (and who are also super nice). Contact Jane for more information.

This space has a cute dutch door for an entrance!

This space has a cute dutch door for an entrance!

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The lovely entrance hall, with a view of the yellow kitchen.

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Dog-friendly because dogs love art.