About

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 jsartist@sbcglobal.net

Thank you.

 

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Hello and Welcome

825 Art Studios in San Pedro, CA  is a 24/7 access art studio and artist co-op, collective and community offering affordable and secure indoor and outdoor studio space for serious, responsible, reliable and respectful working artists.

Our overall space is comprised of three converted single story industrial buildings, two stand alone small private studio spaces and a large outdoor work area as follows:

Building A:  Three private studio rooms + shared  office area, living room, full bath and kitchen

Building B:  Three private studio  rooms + shared kitchenette, shower/bath and toilet.

Building E:  Three private studio rooms + shared kitchenette area

Our studio facilities include shared access to  large courtyard (1/2 covered with canopy) work area with tables, storage shelves, power, lights, tools, slop sink and a washer and dryer.  Utilities are included.

To keeps the rents on our private art studio spaces rediculously low, we function as a community with a “sweat equity” policy.   In addition to each individual being responsible for their own needs and cleaning up after themselves, everyone pitches in to maintain the facilities and help with recycling, organizing and cleaning of the common shared areas.   We also work individually or together on special projects which we discuss and select at our monthly community meeting.

Private room studio spaces ranges from $300 – $500 USD per month with matching security deposit.

From time to time we may have shared outdoor work area studio space only available for $175-$200/month + $175-$200/deposit.

Please see our Available Studio Space page for additional info on upcoming openings.

The studios are easily accessible and parking is available on the street or for an additional fee, in a private secured lot.

Our current roster of artists work in fine art and arts and crafts. Their work encompasses jewelry, fashion accessories, mixed media,  painting (oil, acrylic and watercolor), photography, sculpture, ceramics, metal, wood, book making, felt works, upcyling, murals, interior design, storyboarding, set design and prop creation, performance art and 3D digital / graphics art.

We’re conveniently located near freeway access and public transportation, restaurants, stores (grocery, Target, Home Depot, laundromats, etc.) and the downtown San Pedro business and shopping district — home to several art galleries and studios and the monthly “First Thursdays” art walk and a weekly outdoor farmers market every Friday.

The Southbay and Long Beach areas are within a few miles, downtown Los Angele is about 20-30 minutes drive and Orange County, Venice Beach,  Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Hollywood about 30-45 minutes by car.

There are several universities, junior colleges and specialty arts and new media related schools in and around our location including Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Dominguez Hills.  We’re commuting distance from USC, UCLA and LMU.

The Los Angeles area and Southern California in general have several world class art museums, art centers and art walks/festivals.  For more info, check out these sites:

ART WALKS

ART MUSEUMS & CENTERS

Given our unique location and affordable studio space, 825 Art Studios in San Pedro is a great place for any serious artist to experiment with a variety of media to create new works and network with other working artists for art exhibitions and sales opportunities for art works.

As we continue to grow and develop our studios and community, studio spaces will periodically become available.  If you’d like more information about the 825 Art Studios and would like to find out if we have any space available or would like to be on our contact/waiting list to be notified when studio space becomes available, please NOTE THE CONTACT INFO LISTED ABOVE REGARDING NEW MANAGEMENT AT THE STUDIOS.

Enjoy your day and please help support the arts by buying original art works and handmade arts and crafts made by local artists working in your communities.

*** We are not affiliated with LAAA/Gallery 825

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