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Pittsburgh Studio Space | In Need of Space ?

I am passing along information in regards to Pittsburgh Artists/Photographers that are looking for affordable studio space.

A photographer friend of mine (mark bolster) recently joined a group called “Pittsburgh Army of Artists“. It is a co-op group of artists working in all types of disciplines.
John LeDonne, the organizer, has found studio space that has a great location and that is affordable.

The location is in the strip district on Liberty Ave. Between
28-29th St. It is the newly renovated Guardian Storage building.
John LeDonne has worked a deal with the building owner that will allow up to 30
artists (including photographers) to have access to a 2200 sq. ft.
space for only $50.00 per month and a $100.00 security deposit. Each
artist would sign a lease for a year. Here is what the space offers:

  • Utilities included & the space is heated and air conditioned
  • 24/7 secured access via touch pad security system
  • Window light facing East
  • Plenty of FREE newly paved off street parking
  • Large enclosed and secure loading dock (no weather hassles loading in
  • and out) Space for at least 4 vehicles at a time.
  • Fresh paint on walls
  • New, large public bathroom
  • Carpeted common areas
  • Studio will have a slop sink installed for painters/artist cleanup
  • Floor will be sanded and refinished with polyurethane.
  • Electrical outlets will be installed.
  • High ceiling with very few columns
  • Convenient 1st Fl.
  • GREAT location, easy walk over to Penn Ave. for lunch and shopping.
  • EASY access to wherever you need to go.
  • Safe and secure. You can leave personal equip there

You do NOT need to participate in Army of Artists activities. That
is strictly optional and up to you.
ADDRESS: 2839 Liberty Avenue

What this space can be used for:
Doing your art and photography. It is not to be used as a business
base, but rather a “location” with great access perfect for still
life, portraits, fashion shoots. Though you would be sharing with 29
other people, everyone wouldn’t be there at the same time and it
shouldn’t be too hard to get some privacy when needed. Once the
group of 30 people have committed we’ll have meetings and draw up a
list of rules and figure out the best way to all share and work in
harmony. The building is a NO SMOKING building. Personally, I plan
on shooting in the space 2-3 times a month doing portraits.
I’m not going to become a studio photographer, but I would like a
shoot location where I can work out of at last minute if weather gets
bad or I need a lofty, industrial looking location.

Currently there are have 10 people willing to commit. They need more. The
landlord is pressing for an answer within the next week or shortly after.
John doesn’t want the rent to be higher than $50. a month per person
and if he can’t get the commitment, we’ll pass on the space.

You can view the space Weekdays 9-6, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4
Ask for Bruce, who is the Marketing Mgr. for Gurardian Storage.
He is showing the space for the building owner. If you are still
interested after seeing the space, contact John LeDonne IMMEDIATELY
at : jledonne@gmail.com and he will get you on the list. Again, 30
is the magic number. No more. No less. Please forward this email to
anyone you think would be interested in getting out of the house, a crappy
space, or just wants to save a lot of money through the economies of
sharing space.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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