Best art studio collective (2008)

Emergency Arts

With hundreds of glittering galleries, Chelsea might be a great place to sell art, but it's not such a great place to make art— escalating rents make finding a reasonably priced studio space nearly impossible. This is where Emergency Arts comes in: Smack in the middle of Chelsea, the warehouse, which is being converted into a massive collective studio space, has a mission to "reintroduce a social conscience and the concept of community in an art world flush with wealth and egotism." They offer cut rates to artists who are exploring socially, politically, and environmentally conscious subjects, and the cavernous space is set to offer 55,000 square feet of breathing room.


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