A 2022 Guide to Studio Space for Rent and Makerspaces Near You

By Marian Kret •  Updated: Mar 11, 2022 •  Guides

It’s funny that we tend to think of a lot of arts and crafts activities, and even creative hobbies in general, as things we do at home, but at the same time more and more crafters, artists and creative hobbyists have been looking for space outside of their homes in which they can create and even collaborate.

 We have seen a huge increase in interest recently in two specific areas:

1 – Makerspaces

2 – Artists and Crafters Studio Spaces for Rent

And yet it can be extremely difficult to find either great arts and crafts focused makerspace in your area, or nice, affordable studio spaces for rent.

I have put together a pretty comprehensive list of makerspaces and studios for rent in 16 major cities/metropolitan areas across the country, with full contact information for each place or organization.

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Table of Contents

I’m very proud of this list, not just because it was such a big job, that I wasn’t sure I’d ever actually complete 😁, but because it seems to be the only really exhaustive list of its type on the web today, and because I believe (and really hope) that it will be a big help to our readers and to artists, crafters and creative hobbyists everywhere!

So let’s explore some spaces, and along the way hopefully, I’ll answer some questions I hear a lot – like:

What is a makerspace?

Are makerspaces fun? (I  can answer that right now – YES!)

Where can I find the best makerspaces in my area?

How can I find art studio space for rent in my area?

How can I find an inexpensive studio to rent?

How much do working art studios cost to rent?

How can I get art studio space?

Can I use my studio as an office space?

How can I find the best creative studios or makerspaces near me?

A Few Notes about our List of Makerspaces and Studio Rental Spaces

We’ll get to the big list in just a moment, but first, I thought it would be a good idea to explain and clarify a few things, and to give a few more ideas and resources for finding the best makerspaces and studio space – in the cities I’ve included and really anywhere else in the US or around the world.

How to Find More Local Listings

In addition to the specific listings below, there are a lot of places you can check to find great working studio space or collaborative makerspaces in your area, including:

How to Find More Listings, and in More Places, on the Internet

Here I’m going to offer a few general search tools and location services active on the internet. These services don’t always offer the most up-to-date listings, and the results are often pretty impersonal, and maybe not screened in any way, but if you are outside of one of our selected areas they can still be a huge help.

What I’ve Include in my Listings of Best Makerspaces and Art Studio Rentals

First we should define a makerspace – it’s years old now, but still somehow still feels like a brand new and exciting concept.

What is a Makerspace?

Makerspaces are collaborative creative spaces where people can work and create together, or even independently, and take advantage of shared space, tools and resources.

What’s the Difference Between a Makerspace, a Hackerspace, a Fablab, an Incubator, etc?

There are a lot of other terms people use for these kinds of collaborative shared creative work areas, and they often say one to mean another – kind of confusing!

Makerspace is especially kind of generic, and often refers to a space that is either pretty industrial or pretty scientific/high tech oriented. 

 What Did I Include?

So in my listings of the best makerspaces I am really focusing on makerspaces and studio space for artists, crafters and creative hobbyists. This can include sewing and any other textile work, painting and drawing, paper making, paper arts and book binding, photography, printmaking, woodworking, glass blowing metal work, welding and even blacksmithing, and lots more. 

And for private artist studios, wherever possible I will include low cost options, and also non-profit and community organizations that help creative people find working space for rent. I will, though, also include some private companies, especially when their art studios are really cool and not ridiculously expensive. I also try to avoid studio space that is attached to prime retail gallery space, since they always seem more expensive and it may really not be beneficial.

For more specific details on any space – like whether the studio has a parking space, can be used also as a living space, has good and abundant natural light, wifi, security and maintenance, 24 hour access, available space for events and exhibitions, as well as the rent, terms and conditions, please use the contact information included below.

I will, again, look at sixteen cities and their metropolitan areas around the United States, including:

 And now, on to the list!

Overview: Best Makerspaces and Private Studio Space Near You

Atlanta, Georgia

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Decatur Makers605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 304-7395
info@decaturmakers.org
 Freeside Atlanta3043 Commerce Way
Atlanta, GA 30354
(678) 948-7626
hello@freesideatlanta.org
 The Maker Station869 Pickens Industrial Drive North East, Suite 1
Marietta, GA 30062
404-500-6253
info@themakerstation.com

 Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
The B Complex1272 Murphy Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
(404) 521-0957
Mutiny Artwrx680 Murphy Ave SW Suite 1096
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-202-5517
info@mutinyartwrx.com

Austin, Texas

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Asmbly9701 Dessau Rd #304
Austin TX 78754
membership@asmbly.org
 co.lab community8711 Burnet Rd b 30
Austin, TX 78757
info@colabcommunitymakers.org
 Maker’s Edge1800 Austin Ave #3
Waco, TX 76701
254.340.4322  
info@themakersedge.com

 Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
ArtUs Co10000 Research Blvd. STE 141
Austin, Texas 78759
 (512) 761-6484
josh@artusco.com
Canopy916 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78702
 (512) 416-1234
info@canopyaustin.com
Cement Loop5811 Berkman Dr. Ste. 140
Austin, TX 78723
info@cementloop.com

Boston, Massachusetts

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Artisan’s Asylum96 Holton Street
Boston, MA 02135
617-284-6878
front-desk@artisansasylum.com
Boston Makers105 South Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130
contact@bostonmakers.org
Technocopia 44 Portland Street 6th Floor
Worcester MA, 01608
774.420.2244
info@technocopia.org

 Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
ArtSake Non-Profit Studio ListingsVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
kelly.bennett@art.state.ma.us
Assets for Artists Spacefinder from MOCAVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
studios@massmoca.org

Chicago, Illinois

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Chicago Maker Space2635 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(413) 822-7503
ChicagoMakerSpace@gmail.com
Makers in ChicagoVVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Makerspace Listings
makersinchicago@jorgegarcia.io
Pumping Station One3519 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(312) 772-5631
info@pumpingstationone.org

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Bridgeport Art Center1200 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
773.843.9000
info@bridgeportart.com
Cornelia Arts Building1800 W. Cornelia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-8616
eco4health@aol.com
Spacefinder – Chicago Artists CoalitionVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
312.491.8888
contact@chicagoartistscoalition.org

Cincinnati, Ohio

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Hive 132701 Spring Grove Ave
Third Floor
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225
513.909.HIVE (4483)
leadership@Hive13.org
The Manufactory12055 Mosteller Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513-771-3605
kyle@themanufactory.us
University of Cincinnati Makerspace1819 Innovation Hub
2900 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45206
513-556-5511
info@uc.edu

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Kennedy Heights Art Center6546 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
513.631.4278
info@kennedyarts.org
Loveland Art Studios on Main529 Main Ave.
Loveland, OH 4510
513.683.7283
SCustis@fuse.net

Dallas, Texas

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Dallas Makerspace1825 Monetary Lane #104
Carrollton, TX 75006
(214) 699-6537
info@dallasmakerspace.org
The Workshop2501 Burbank St.
Dallas, TX 75235
972-942-4530
info@tbkworkshop.com

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Art News DFWVarious Physical Locations – Private Studio Listings
ArtNewsDFW@gmail.com
Spacefinder DallasVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
spacefinder@dallasculture.org
The Mix Creative Space 9125 Diceman Dr
Dallas, TX 75218
andrea@themixcreativespace.com

Denver, Colorado

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Art Gym Denver1460 Leyden St
Denver, CO 80220
303.320.8347
Maker Sace at TAXI3515 Ringsby Ct. 
Denver, CO 80216
allie@shoplaurelandco.com
TinkerMill1840 Delaware Place, Unit A
Longmont CO 80501
720-204-3090
info@tinkermill.org

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
910 Studios910 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 815-1779
spector@910arts.com
Denver Art Society734 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303-534-1132
info@denverartsociety.org
Prism Workspaces999 Vallejo Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
303-870-8569
linda@prismworkspaces.com

Detroit, Michigan

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
All Hands Active255 E. Liberty St. Suite 225
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 436-4924
info@allhandsactive.org
Brightmoor Makerspace12676 Blackstone Street
Detroit, MI 48223
(734) 647-0650
detroitconnections@umich.edu
i3DETROIT1481-A, Wordsworth St
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 556-9995
contact@i3detroit.org

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Corktown Studios2707 14th St
Detroit, MI 48216
(517) 304-0734
corktownstudios@gmail.com
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab14600 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI 48215
(313) 733-1270
detroittestlab@gmail.com
Russell Industrial Center1600 Clay St
Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 872-4000
russellindustrialcenter@gmail.com

Kansas City, Missouri

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Great Plains MakerSpace2308 N. 3rd Street
Garden City, KS 67846
chris.turpin@greatplainsmakerspace.com
Hammerspace Community Workshop5200 E 45TH ST
Kansas City MO 64130
(913) 686-6562
hammerspacehobby@gmail.com
Maker Village606 E 31ST ST
Kansas City, MO 64109
humans@makervillagekc.org

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Arts kc goVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
816.221.1777
go@artskc.org
Englewood Row10922 E. Winner Road
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 285-6531
contact@englewoodrow.com
Kansas City Artists Coalition3200 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64109
816-421-5222
information@kansascityartistscoalition.org

Los Angeles, California

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Makeplus1811 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.214.8485
info@makeplus.us
Maker City LA1933 S Broadway 1100
Los Angeles CA 90007
213-634-0920
info@makercityla.com
Maker’s Mess777 S Alameda St
Los Angeles CA 90021
hello@makersmess.com
Urban Workshop365-A Clinton Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
949-296-2153
info@UrbanWorkshop.Net

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Beacon Arts Building808 N. La Brea Ave.
Inglewood, CA  90302
310-576-3543
info@beaconartsbuilding.com
Keystone Art Space338 S. Ave 16
Los Angeles, CA 90031
keystoneartspace@gmail.com
Urban Workshop365-A Clinton Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
949-296-2153
info@UrbanWorkshop.Net

Minneapolis / Saint Paul, Minnesota

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Creators Space218 7th Street E Suite 100
St Paul, MN 55101
651.340.6736
mailbox@creatorsspace.com
Minnesota Makerspace217 S 7th St, STE 18
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-845-6253
info@mnmakerspace.com
MPLS MAKE3757 3rd St NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
612 -229-5009
dan@mplsmake.com
Twin Cities Maker3119 E. 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
membership@tcmaker.org

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Artspace250 Third Avenue North, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 5540
612.333.9012
info@artspace.org
Juxtaposition Arts1108 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612.588.1148
info@juxtaposition.org
Second Shift Studio Space1128 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130
secondshiftstudio@gmail.com
Springboard for the ArtsVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
218-998-4037
infol@springboardforthearts.org

New York City, New York

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Gowanus Studio Space166 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
info@gowanusstudio.org
Makerspace New York City140 58th St Building B Unit 1C
Brooklyn, NY 11220
718-273-3951
info@makerspace.nyc

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Artist Studio Space for rent in New York City(New York Foundation Facebook Group)
ChashamaVarious New York City Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
212.391.8151
info@chashama.org
New York Foundation for the ArtsVarious Physical Locations in New York City – Non-Profit Studio Listings
(212) 366-6900
info@nyfa.org
Trestle Art Space62 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
studios@trestleartspace.org

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Hive762456 Jasper St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Hive76@hive76.org
NextFab2025 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19146
(215) 921-3649
info@nextfab.com
NextFab North Philadelphia1800 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 921-3649

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Arts & Crafts Holdings600 Spring Garden Street, Suite 200,
Philadelphia, PA, 19123,
United States
215-235-2112
info@artsandcrafts.holdings
Craft Now PhiladelphiaVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
leila.cartier@craftnowphila.org
NextFab2025 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19146
(215) 921-3649
info@nextfab.com
NextFab North Philadelphia1800 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 921-3649
The Papermill2825 Ormes Street
Philadelphia PA 19134
215.391.9331
papermillart@gmail.com

Phoenix, Arizona

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Phoenix Forge535 W. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
(602) 286-8599
makerspace@GateWaycc.edu
The Creative Center of Scottsdale3616 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 415-7013
artists@creativecenterscottsdale.com

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Art in PhoenixVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
info@artinphoenix.com
First Studio631 N. 1st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003 
theresalmurray@gmail.com
Ground Floor Artists13343 W Foxfire Dr ST. 3 
Surprise, AZ 85378
623-440-7083
Kreative Arts Collective1436 North 44th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
602-430-7011
kreativeartscollective@gmail.com

San Francisco, California

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Ace Makerspace6050 Lowell Street, Ste. 214
Oakland, CA 94608
info@acemakerspace.org
Humanmade150 Hooper Street, #400
San Francisco CA 94107
(415) 484-1437
info@humanmade.org
Maker’s Nexus1330 Orleans Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
408.685.2500
info@makernexus.org
Noisebridge272 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-449-8862
noisebridge@gmail.com

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
Art Bias1700 Industrial Road
Second Floor
San Carlos, CA 94070
650-593-3177
marketing@artbias.org
ArtSpanVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
(415) 861-9838
info@artspan.org
Artworks Downtown1337 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 451-8119
info@artworksdowntown.org
Pacific Felt Factory Arts Complex2830 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-935-3641
pacificfeltfactory@gmail.com
Phoenix2315 Lincoln Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 671-2166
hello@phoenixalameda.com

Seattle, Washington

Makerspaces

NameContact Details
Alt Space Seattle2318 E. Cherry Street
Seattle WA 98122-4830
(206) 309-9123
altspace@ignitionnw.org
North End Makers12317 15th Ave NE #108
Seattle, WA 98125
hello@northendmakers.org
Seattle Makers3300 Wallingford Ave N
Seattle WA 98103
833-2-MAKE-IT
contact@seattlemakers.org
Seattle Recreative2830 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-935-3641
pacificfeltfactory@gmail.com

Private Studio Rental

NameContact Details
‘57 Biscayne110 Cherry Street Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98104
Email: jane@janerichlovsky.com
Artist TrustVarious Physical Locations – Non-Profit Studio Listings
(206) 467.8734
info@artisttrust.org
SEED Seattle5117 Rainier Ave S
Seattle WA 98118
(206) 723-7333
info@seedseattle.org

Thanks so much for reading our article! I hope it has been really helpful to you in finding the perfect space for your own creative pursuits! 

Please let me know if there are any great maker spaces or studio rentals I didn’t include – either in the cities listed above or anywhere else – so I can pass them along to the rest of our readers. And also please check out our website – Art Side of Life – for the best resources, articles, buyer’s guides and more for arts, crafts and creative hobbies of all types!

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