Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bushwick Studio Sublet - $325/mo + utilities

I'm going to Italy for a month and a half (May 1-June 15) to do some travel with a friend and for a residency, and I'm subletting my gorgeous, sun-drenched studio space (2 blocks up and 1 over from the Jefferson L).  The space is approx 220 sq. ft of a 660 sq. ft space, with 20+ feet of wall space to hang work or make work on.  I'm a sculptor and I do big charcoal drawings, so the space isn't necessarily pristine, but you can consider it "artistically broken-in." The wall facing the south has huge windows, and the light is stunning all day and into the evening.  Some of the windows can be opened and the space gets a good cross breeze - it stays much cooler than the other spaces in the building.  You'll be sharing the space with an event planner/photographer who is rarely there, and a sculptor/installation artist, who will be with me in Italy until June 1st - so you basically will be alone most of the time.  What the studio has: sink (cold water only), hot plate, and we use clamp lights at night.  You can use my work table and the shelving above the work table for your supplies, any of my reference books, and my ancient dell laptop, if you don't feel like bringing your own computer to and from the studio.  I'll have most of my stuff on a metal shelf in the corner, and behind the door, covered and out of your way.
About the building: loading dock and freight elevator are around the corner from the studio, and there's a deck (beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline) for chilling/smoke breaks and socializing, wifi throughout the building.  Bathrooms are down the hall.  The building is full of artists, creative small businesses, and designers - it's a really nice community to work in.  You'll be in the space for Bushwick Open Studios, so take advantage of it; this building gets the highest volume of foot traffic of all the studio spaces in the area.  Building has 24 hr access, and there's decent street parking if you have a car.  Space is $325/mo + utlities (generally around $20/mo), and I'll prorate the rent for June 1-15, security will be another half month's rent.  Contact me with any questions!  meredith.rachel.art@gmail.com