The Luminary offers a limited number of subsidized studios for rent on a rolling basis. The studios will include access to specialized equipment, including woodshop equipment; periodic studio visits by curators, galleries and critics; dedicated storage space for art and materials; and open studio events that will provide exposure to patrons, curators and collectors.

Artists will have access to the broad range of activities under the umbrella of The Luminary, finding community and connections within one of the most creative environments in the city. Accepted artists additionally benefit from significant exposure and a peer-driven creative community in proximity to The Luminary’s many other exciting programs including national and international artists and curators participating in the Residency Program, studio visits, Open Studio tours and more.

Studio Information

Each climate controlled, work-only studio includes:
- 24/7 access
- wireless internet
- additional 200sqft of nearby storage space
- additional shared workspace
- access to specialized equipment
- Open Studio events
- periodically arranged studio visits by critics, curators and gallerists

First-Floor Studios (corner of Ohio and Cherokee) rent for $1 sq/ft + utilities
Lower-Level Studios rent for $1 sq/ft with utilities included

Qualifications and Selection

The Studio Program is open to any local artist who will not be enrolled in an academic program with the start of their rental. Applications will be evaluated by merit of past work (consistent with our institutional focus on contemporary art), level of activity as a working artist and history of community involvement.

Please note The Luminary does not imply any formal obligation to exhibit or publish the work of participating artists part of the Studio Program, which exists separately from both the Exhibition and Residency Programs of the institution.


Studio Program leases are available for 4 - 12 months, with a possible option to renew.

To apply, please send a link to previous work (or attach up to 10 samples), CV, desired length of rental (up to 12 months) and brief artist statement or proposal to

Current Studio Artists