Thursday, August 14, 2008

why vienna's soundry is just so arts snazzola

Jennifer from The Soundry in Vienna, VA recently shared with Shauna Lee Lange Arts Advisory that after many trials, tribulations, and budgetary surprises, The Soundry is finally preparing to open their doors in the very near future.

The Soundry will offer artists of all levels and backgrounds a 5,000 square foot open studio that will be accessible 24/7 to members. In addition to creative space, there will be tables, easels, drying racks, and lockers available. During staffed hours, there will be a snack and coffee bar for members. The Soundry's goal is to have a creative community that benefits from working around a network of other creative souls. Future programs will include member shows, critiques, workshops, and classes.

The space, a converted auto body shop, has been undergoing a skillful transformation into a quasi arts-gym for artists, crafters, and musicians to create, jam, and network. Not only will artists get a space to create, but they will also have an opportunity to earn income by teaching a class or workshop, selling work in our gallery, or even selling a CD in the coffee shop.

If you are an artist looking for affordable studio space, memberships will be around $100/month for unlimited studio time, web site promotion, inclusion in art shows, etc. Well, it's not the same when someone else tells you - why don't you do what we plan to do this month and just see for yourself. and