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Preparing for the Worst: Art Emergencies

A couple years ago, I got a scary email that had informed me that there was a fire in my studio building. Luckily, it was contained but was large enough that it had managed to set off the sprinkler systems. This fire happened down the hallway from my studio and I received no damage. This experience Read more about Preparing for the Worst: Art Emergencies[…]

Factors to Consider When Hosting Regular Open Studio Hours

If you are between emerging and established artist, you may be considering having weekly open studio hours. Maybe you want to have publicly listed hours  to have people stop by and purchase art or maybe to help create accountability and get work done. When to consider having studio hours Your Neighbors: The first question in Read more about Factors to Consider When Hosting Regular Open Studio Hours[…]

10 Ways to Direct More Visitors to Your Studio

Getting people into your studio means providing good directional signage. During big city wide art events and smaller building visits, its important to create a strategy and marketing materials to assist people when finding your studio. This blog posts lists ways you can increase the number of visitors to your space or event assuming you Read more about 10 Ways to Direct More Visitors to Your Studio[…]

Studio Search: 10 Questions to Ask Before Signing the Lease

Looking for a new, or perhaps your first, art studio? With spring studio tours just around the corner, here are 10 questions to help you along your studio search journey. While you are visiting potential spaces, remember to always put safety first. If the building is a well-known arts space in your community, you are Read more about Studio Search: 10 Questions to Ask Before Signing the Lease[…]

Creating a Welcoming Studio: Keys to a Successful Open house

Have you ever noticed during open studio events that people tend to walk into some studios but not others? Creating a welcoming studio environment is the difference between a successful open studio event and a long weekend of frustration.   My studio space is located in in a building maze complex made of 14 connected buildings. We Read more about Creating a Welcoming Studio: Keys to a Successful Open house[…]