Hawthorne Arts Complex – An Artist Community

Hawthorne Arts Complex – An Artist Community

Available Studios

Hawthorne Arts Complex has recently expanded to 91 studio spaces, and we have a range of new studios now available for rent from $450 to $950. We are down the street from SpaceX, Tesla, L.A. Aleworks, and Common Space Brewery, and only 15 minutes from Venice, Redondo Beach, and Culver City.

Studios range from 150 square feet to 300 square feet. All studios are fully permitted new construction with polished concrete floors, 10ft smooth sheetrock walls, new electric, dimmable LED lighting, and plenty of skylights for bright natural light.

Monthly rent includes all utilities: water, communal sinks, electricity, WiFi, and parking. For fine artists and creators only, no live/work or office work.

HAC has a gallery/event space, along with a communal kitchen and lounge. There is a great outdoor workspace with 220 electric outlets, a kiln room, and a spray room for extra-messy projects.

We currently have over 50 artists at HAC, a Sculpture School, periodic workshops and an active friendly community.

HAC has Open Studios 3 times a year with over 300 guests in attendance, where artists open up their studios to the public and display their current works in the communal gallery.

We feature a new HAC artist each month, which includes a small exhibition and promotion on our social media and newsletter.

All artist have 24/7 access to their studio, providing you with the freedom to create your own schedule.

Want more information? Visit our website at http://www.hawthorneartscomplex.com, or contact Hawthorne Arts Complex via info@hawthorneartscomplex.com or (424)456-7004.

About

Hawthorne Arts Complex is an affordable, community-based collection of art studios. There are 30 brand new studios available within the 90 studio, 44,000 square foot complex. Along with individual studio spaces, HAC has a large gallery and event space for artists to gather, along with a communal kitchen and eating area. Artists also have access to a great outdoor workspace with 220 electric outlets, a kiln room, and a spray room for extra-messy projects. Available studios range from 150 to 300 square feet, and all are ground floor with easy access to the parking lot. Want more information? Visit our website at http://www.hawthorneartscomplex.com or email us at info@hawthorneartscomplex.com.

History

Hawthorne Arts Complex is the second community arts project of Musician/Teacher/Community Organizer/Builder, Danny “Captain Dan” Meyer. After completing the 17 room Creative Music Rooms rehearsal facility in Del Rey, Danny wanted to replicate the Santa Monica Airport Art Studios open top art studio concept for his next project. He found the dilapidated 1957 warehouse in Hawthorne at the former Northrup Grumman defense contractor campus in a Craigslist ad for cheap industrial space. Looking past the tire and electronics junkyard onsite, he rented some space and built a few affordable artist studios in 2014. A long journey ensued, overcoming a foreclosure but the building’s good bones eventually attracted an arts friendly buyer who agreed to partner with HAC and complete a full building renovation for the exclusive use of fine artists. In May 2018 the largest phase of 50 new rooms was completed bringing the total to 91. Future plans include 30 art storage containers outside, another 30 studios inside, a picnic area, sculpture garden, and a proper gallery. Hawthorne Arts Complex appears to be the largest and newest non residential art studio facility in Los Angeles.

Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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