photo of old warehouse to be converted to artist studios in Vancouver

The Arts Factory warehouse at 281 Industrial Avenue (City of Vancouver)

The City of Vancouver announced that an unused City property will be leased to the Arts Factory to convert into shared studio space. The Arts Factory is comprised of Great Northern Way Scene Shop and the Arts Factory Society. Half of the 21,000 sq.ft. property will be used for building scenery for local theatre productions and the other half will be divided up and rented to sculptors, installation artists and other creatives who need large spaces where making a mess isn’t an issue. These space should be available in May or June, 2013. Kudos to the City of Vancouver for looking for ways to support artists with space to work in a city perennially plagued with a lack of affordable studios.

Read the Globe and Mail article.

Read the Vancouver Sun article.