American Steel Studios is comprised of two adjacent yet distinctly different warehouses. The first is an industrial paradise with high clearance, bridge cranes, drive through truck access and roll-up doors all around. The second is a less industrial space for more technical work and is flooded with natural light.
The space was founded in 2006 when one artist needed a bigger space in which to work. At this point, the buildings were virtually vacant, and over time a community has emerged, becoming the creative playground to a multitude of skill sets and industries. The community is diverse and creative, manifesting a creative work-space that is resplendent with cross-pollination and inspiration. Our population includes painters, photographers, steel fabricators and sculptors, soap-makers, a compost worm farm, water re-use management, urban greening, vertical aerial and trapeze performers, graphic designers, jewelers, glass artists, furniture designers and more.
Our goal is to provide affordable work space in which artists and innovators can create, produce and evolve and engage the local community on a multitude of levels.
- We host quarterly high school and junior high school interns teaching them basic metal working skills and a bit about the business end of art,
- We host seasonal Open Studios with which to showcase the art and innovation percolating at American Steel Studios,
- We host gallery events for a variety of other visual and performing artists.
- Commissioned Work
- Public Art