Instead of committing to a lease or renting a private studio, artists can join Art Gym’s shared workspace for a monthly membership fee. Our shared workspace keeps costs low and puts artists in a creative environment where others are making art in a variety of disciplines.
Art Gym is an alternative to private studio space.
How it Works
Join Us! Become a member
Access Art Gym’s shared workspace for a membership fee of $100/month. Members have access to our painting studio, sculpture studio, movement studio, commonspace area and digital lab or, if qualified, can access our printmaking studio or metalsmith lab. Whatever your medium, there’s a place for you–come see for yourself!
How it Works
Book On-Demand Equipment and Workspaces As-Needed
As a member, you receive access to discipline-specific equipment and workspaces. These are offered on-demand so you can reserve the equipment you need, and only pay for what you use. Find out what we have available for your artistic needs!
How it Works
Make Art and Enjoy Member Benefits
Receive a 15% discount at our in-house café and savor local food and snacks, plus free coffee for members all day every day! Book a quiet room for meetings with clients, even use our workspace to teach your own classes. Our gallery program includes members-only shows twice a year, exclusive access to community display areas, and monthly shows by seasoned and emerging artists. Come create with us!
WHAT OUR ARTISTS SAY
I joined Art Gym to place myself within a community of professionals to further my own explorations within printmaking. I have never worked within a communal studio before, honestly the best surprise for me so far is how much I have enjoyed being an active member within this community, seeing the reflections day to day of not only my work but the work of so many other members has been deeply inspiring and wholeheartedly fulfilling in regards to the idea of working within a community.
I joined Art Gym in October of last year. I am a pet portrait artist, and when my business started taking off, I realized I needed a studio space outside my home. Art Gym has provided a beautiful workspace, but so much more. Being surrounded by other artists is so inspiring, and I love the opportunity to be a part of an artistic community.
Rachelle Albright,2D/Paint and Draw
I love the artistic and supportive community that is Art Gym! I'm able to focus on my work, connect with other artists, grab lunch, laugh, and be inspired. What could be better?
Ingrid Porter,2D/Paint and Draw
I love the community here -- the support from others, the mutual interest in each other's projects, the friendships that have developed over the 2 years since I joined. When I enter the building and the space is crackling with people's creative energy, that charges my creativity.
Eric Porter,2D/Paint and Draw
"I like the opportunity to create and work where other people are around. I like the people you can meet here, because of the variety of artists that are at the gym. What I like most is that the Art Gym is promoting community. What I look forward to, hopefully in the near future, is to develop critiques of my projects. Its always helpful to have input on in-process work."
Judith Bergquist,2D Paint/Draw
My introductory visit to ArtGym was filled with surprise and excitement, dispelling any misgivings I may have had about a community work space. As a new member and being a printmaker, I was thrilled to be offered complete printing facilities and presses. The community of artisans is supportive and positive, helping to develop a creative environment to work and learn in. The deciding factor to move to ArtGym was the price. A full year of membership and facility use at ArtGym equaled one month's rent at my former commercial retail studio space. There are no maintenance fees or taxes, just an creative environment free of the endless chores of maintaining a retail location.
As a graphic designer and painter, I thought it was unrealistic to find an affordable office space to work for both pursuits. The Art Gym turned out to be the perfect solution. It provides a beautiful space, accommodating hours and a supportive community, not to mention the perk of free coffee.
Mackenzie Schmidt,Graphic Designer and Painter
"The community that Art Gym has created, where artists practicing different forms of art, have all come together under one roof, is truly unique and inspiring for us. The Makers Kitchen is truly representative of this. We are so glad to be part of this diverse creative community that inspires and motivates us every day."
Subhash and Jyothi,Nummy Nibbles, Makers Kitchen member
I love that Art Gym creates a space for ‘makers’ to thrive and be supported–so different from a typical commissary kitchen environment!
Damaris Graves,Culinary Artist, Cultura Craft Chocolate
Every artist needs a community of like-minded creatives and I find the Art Gym to be a great fit and very welcoming. The screen printing area is a perfect for my current art practice needs and it is outfitted with professional equipment that I don't own in my private studio.
Patricia Aaron,Printmaker and Encaustic Painter
After I took a class at Arapahoe Community College, my instructor directed me to Art Gym, and it turned out to be exactly what I needed. Since I have become a member of Art Gym, it has broadened my artistic horizons in so many ways.
Laura Schneider,Metalsmith Artist
The space is beautiful and inspires creativity. As I watch others create I am drawn to trying new ways to create my own art. It is a welcoming place that I am happy to have found. The Art Gym is a wonderful community to be a part of.
Kelly Austin-Rolo,Encaustic Artist
Each year, Art Gym Denver offers the Create Award, a six-month residency to two recent art graduates. The residency culminates with an exhibition in the Art Gym Gallery. We are thrilled to announce Undoing Structure, by Autumn Thomas and Allie Sutterer, 2018’s Create Award recipients. Undoing Structure uses wooden sculpture, photography and embroidery to examine the ways we evolve and change throughout our lives. Autumn Thomas’ series Prevails Unpoetic is a self-fulfilling prophecy; a collection of sculptures, developed through mindful…
With Holly Nordeck On a commute to an internship in Ft. Collins, CO, artist Holly Nordeck noticed an abundance of garbage on the left side of the major highway that connects Ft. Collins and Denver. After extensive research, she learned that highway patrol only cleans up the trash on right side of the highway due to the danger of cleaning it up on the inside median, or left side, of the road. Nordeck’s series On Your Left puts to use…
with Katrina Moore In I See Myself in You (Show Me More), Katrina Moore depicts the small details of insects and other densely patterned objects in a scale relatively larger to those objects. Formerly an animation artist, Moore chose to turn to etching in this series to tell stories. Utilizing etching’s innate ability to draw a viewer in, Moore allows for an intimate relationship to develop, not only with the objects depicted, but with the intricate patterns as well. Explaining…
with Holly Nordeck We're very excited to host an artist talk with Holly Nordeck, Wednesday, January 23 from 6-8PM. Come here her discuss the her process as an artist and how she came to make her series On Your Left, on view in the Common Space Gallery.
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Art Gym is best experienced in person. Fill out the form to schedule a tour and see for yourself! Tours are offered Monday – Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 1-6pm. Please tell us your preferred day and time in comment box.