We are working to become a hub for creative activity and a place that brings people together through art. Located in The Forrester Building on E. Redwood Ave., conveniently close to downtown and within walking distance to shopping, art galleries, groceries and the coastal trail. Get a better look inside on our Studio Gallery page.
Our co-working art space offers large, moveable tables, walls for exhibits or for working, space for pop-ups, workshops, or classes. Amenities include WiFi, studio lighting, work sink, ADA accessible bathroom, mini-fridge, microwave and access to select tools and materials.
Starting in the summer of 2023, we’re inviting artists to experience our co-working space with weekly or short term artist residencies and opportunities to host workshops, studio talks or open studio exhibits
Twenty-hour studio access
Wall space for vertical work
4x8 rolling table
Bedroom with Tempurpedic mattress, sitting area and TV
Kitchenette with hot plate, microwave, and mini fridge.
Contact for availability/rate and to become an applicant.
In October of 2019, Randy Tuell & Cynthia Sumner purchased the property at 301-309 E. Redwood Ave., in Fort Bragg. With the dream of establishing a place where art and artist could thrive we’ve persevered through Covid set-backs and a steep learning curve of integrating a dream with the realities of property ownership. Named The Forrester Building, after Cynthia’s grandparents, the half-a-block building consists or 3 storefront spaces and 7 upstairs residences. From the get-go, our intention has been to develop a co-working space for artists, provide clean, safe, affordable housing and to use our resources in support of growing community through art. Covid put a hitch in our plans, but as we learn to live in this new era, we're looking to include other voices in this evolving picture.
We kicked off 2022 with three new artists coming into the space. It's great to see creative energy and enthusiasm coming into the building and we're excited to see what's next. Make an appointment to come visit the studio. Our artists include Tibi Geis, Rebecca Wallace , Cynthia Sumner, and Mark Bagguley. More to come, so check back soon or get on our mailing list.
We’re looking for artists with an ongoing studio practice who enjoy working in the company of others and wish to be a part of our co-operative space.
Art is meant to be seen and for that, it needs to be accessible.
I’ve been painting in the space at 309 E. Redwood Ave. for the past couple of years and have noticed the natural curiosity of passers-by. While working in a storefront window can feel somewhat exposed, my hope is that seeing artwork in process with it's messy imperfection, might dissolve the separation people often feel about art, who it's for and who can make it. I’m hoping to to share this space with other like-minded artists who prefer to work in the company of others, want to be a part of fostering creative community and promoting greater visibility for the arts.
Art Scene Studio, in The Forrester Building
We welcome visitors by appointment or if you happen to be in the neighborhood, you might catch someone working in the studio. Best to email in advance if you want to check out art space rental. See below and let's connect!
309 East Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg, California 95437
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