Open Studio Spaces for PGH Artists on the Hunt
As avid supporters of the local arts community, we thought it’d be fitting to provide a resource for artists aspiring to have their own spaces to create their work. Check out the list we’ve compiled of currently available* studios in Pittsburgh, ranging from small creative spaces, to large, shared, open floor plans.
Radiant Hall‘s studios (pictured above) boast tall white walls, natural sunlight, and an inspiring community of artists. The studios have an open environment, allowing artists to maintain private work spaces while still working within the company of other artists. Artists can request a helping hand which facilitates a learning experience for the RH assistants. Radiant Hall also offers promotional services, which facilitates a larger audience for the artists’ work. Openings at Radiant Hall are listed below:
- Half Studios (2): 125 sq. ft.; basement space; $150/month
- Full Studios (3): approx. 250 sq. ft.; basement space; $250/month
- Crane Room Studios (1): approx. 250 sq. ft.; second floor; $250/month
448 Studio Artist Workspaces
StorExpress has created an open, welcoming space for artists in Etna. Each of the 60 studios in the complex is guaranteed to have natural light, community sinks, and a communal kitchenette and lounge. 448 Studio Artist Workspaces functions with month-to-month contracts. Interested applicants can contact the establishment for more info on studio sizes that are still currently available. Specifics on these studios are listed below:
- Small: 100-120 sq. ft.; starting at $160/month.
- Medium: 140-200 sq. ft.; starting at $200/month.
- Large: 200+ sq. ft.; starting at $275/month.
The MINE Factory
This Homewood studio, across from the East End Food Co-op, serves as both a gallery and a studio collective. Studios range from shared space to more private work areas.
The building, filled with “independent artist and design studios,” houses the MINE Factory on the first few floors and disperses into other studios on the upper levels. Availability is listed below:
- Shared Studio Space (1): 250 sq. ft. for $250/month; ample natural light.
- Isolated Studio (1): 350+ sq. ft. for $300/month; less natural light, and not part of shared studio space.
Braddock Work Lofts
This Trek Development space consists of five live-in studios, four of which offer an optional mezzanine. Braddock Work Lofts open up to large windows, providing lots of natural light. Available spaces are as follows:
- Small (3): 785 sq. ft. for $995/month; optional mezzanine; electric paid by Trek.
- Large (2): 935 sq. ft. OR 761 sq. ft. plus mezzanine for $1200/month; electric paid by Trek.
- Bunker Projects – This Bloomfield live-in studio space accepts rolling applications for their four-month leases. The space is perfect for artists in between apartments, visiting Pittsburgh, or working on a short-term project.
- Pittsburgh Glass Center – Glass blowers can rent out this studio’s hot shop, flame shop, kiln shop, and cold shop. After taking a class here and/or gaining permission, renters can reserve these spaces, as long as they do so 24 hours in advance.
In the future…
- Spinning Plate Artists Lofts – This building consists of 37 live-in studios and a gallery on the first floor. Although it is currently occupied, there is a six-to-eight month waiting list. One, two, and three bedroom apartments and studios are offered for $579-859/mo.
- 201 N Braddock Ave – These studios, located above the MINE Factory, offer lots of natural light in each space. Although they are currently occupied, spaces may open up in the future. Please inquire about future openings via email.
- Slaughterhouse Gallery & Studios – Located in Lawrenceville, this artist-owned space consists of seven unique studios, yoga classes, and more. It is currently occupied, but keep an eye out for future availability.
- Unsmoke Systems – This Braddock space consists of ten studios plus a gallery that is available for showcases and events. Though it is currently occupied, some units may open up in the future.
*The availability listed may change as artists begin to fill these spaces.