Culture on the Cheap
Papa B Studios
As I was knocking around Broadway earlier this week I noticed the above store front. My first thought was “Gee, that’s a cool old sign, I hope they don’t cover it up.” My second one was “This looks like an art space.” My curiousity aroused, I went in for a closer look.
That is indeed what Papa B is. I poked around a little (both in person and online) and it struck me as being a rather nifty space— especially for an artist working on a budget. The “Open Studio Membership” costs only $150 a month and includes the following:
- Access to the communal space from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. workdays
- A storage locker
- High speed Internet
- Free access to all shows, events and classes and
- Being able to show and sell your work in their gallery space
Many other memberships and services are available. Those who are interested in learning more should Papa B via email at info (at) papabstudios (dot) com or visit their web site.
Rehearsal spaces are also reportedly in the works.