Studio Space

January 2012: Studios are under new management

As of  January 2012, the studios changed management and direction and are no longer called The 825 Art Studios.  The name of the new studios is The Pound.

For all inquiries regarding studios space, etc. please contact the new manager at

Thank you.

825 Art Studios Layout

825 Art Studios Layout - Click for larger view


This is a private professional art studio environment geared toward working artists who are serious about their art careers, building up their portfilos and businesses and creating works of art for sale.

All private rooms include access to all shared facilities (2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, laundry) and large work area and storage for art supplies and materials in our outdoor studio area under our new fully enclosed canopy (this is a 25′ x 30′ area) as well as access to additional covered and uncovered outdoor work area and power tools.   The studios are street level and easily acessible.  We have plenty of street parking.

The studios are located in an industrial complex which is shared with a company that works with granite and marble.

Due to the layout of our facilities and the nature of the power tools and and various materials our artists work with, as well as the nature of the other business we share the complex with, we cannot accommodate minors/children on the premises.

We have a no pets policy.

Smoking of anything is not allowed inside any of our buildings.

The rooms and common areas are not soundproofed so our private studio rooms are not suitable for musicians/sound artists.

SWEAT EQUITY POLICY:   To keep the rents on our private art studio spaces affordable for working artists, we have a “sweat equity” requirement policy.   In addition to each individual being responsible for their own needs and cleaning up after themselves, all resident artists are required to participate in helping maintain the facilities and help with recycling, organizing and cleaning of the common shared areas.   Funds generated from our recycling, for example, are put into a studio treausry which is used to purchase commonly used sanitation and janitorial supplies for resident artist’s convenience and to make it easy for everyone to have the materials and tools and necessary for cleaning up after themselves.


For nearly five years, the 825 Art Studios in San Pedro, CA has been providing working artists with affordable 24/7 access spaces.  While our focus tends toward visual arts (fine arts, arts and crafts, graphic and digital art), we have had actors, filmmakers, writers and even a baker pass through our studios.

All resident artists are actively engaged in their field of creative arts — our facilities are set up for artists to work on their art and build up their collections, portfolios, skills, careers and businesses relevant to their art and ideally, they will launch from here to the next level which typically means, they move on to bigger and better things, including space.

  • Please note this is not a residential apartment or house – our 24/7 access studios with private art studio rooms/spaces are located in an industrial complex and geared toward working artists.  Due to receiving so many responses from people looking for cheap housing, we want to clarify that our professional art studios are not cheap housing and are set up for resident artists who are seriously pursuing a career in the arts.
  • Due to lack of soundproofing in our buildings, we cannot accommodate musicians.  If you are a musician in addition to being an artist, you will need to find an alternative location to play and practice.
  • We don’t allow any type of smoking or any substance that requires fire to ignite it inside our building — this includes but is not limited to cigarettes, pipes, vaporizers, candles, incense, oil lamps, etc.   We do allow smoking outside.
  •  We cannot accomodate pets or minors (children under the age of 18) per our lease agreement.

Because this is a professional private art studio environment, we have a few questions we ask everyone before we schedule a tour/interview at the studios.  This gives us a better idea of who you are and where you are at as an artist.


If you’re interested in any rooms we may have available or would like to be added to our wait list when rooms become available in the future, please NOTE THE NEW MANAGEMENT’S CONTACT INFORMATION AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

  • Your name and contact number
  • What can you tell us about yourself, art background/training and the type of art you create such as the medium, size/scope, materials, etc.
  • Can you provide samples of your work/resume/CV online (links to your website, blog, Facebook, etc.)?
  • Do you have or use any special equipment/tools (such as kilns, welding equipment, table saws, etc.) and/or require special power sources (such as 220) and/or hazardous materials to create your work?
  • Are you currently selling your work — and how/where? (Representation via galleries, events, art walks, online, etc.)
  • What are your goals re: your art?
  • What are your means of steady and reliable source(s) of income (Employer, freelance, clients, etc.)?
  • What other skills do you have such as construction, electrical, computer, gardening, etc.?
  • What is your mode of transportation?
  • Have you ever lived in a community environment before?
  • Part of the reason our rents are so low for our spaces is we have a community “sweat equity” policy.  In addition to taking personal responsibility for yourself such as cleaning up after you use the kitchens, bathrooms and common/shared work areas, everyone here pitches in their time and energy to help maintain the studio facilities and common areas and also work together on special projects.  If this would be a problem for you because of a lack of time or interest, our studios are likely not the right fit for you.
  • Please include any other relevant info you’d like to share

Thank you.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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