History: Citywide Studios Part 6

An ongoing description of my two years living in an art studio warehouse 2001-2003 But the events with public attendance were rare. Usually Citywide Studios was only populated by the artists who lived or worked there. The rough neighborhood and the resulting security measures prevented causal visits. It was a place that required effort to…

History: Citywide Studios Part 4

An ongoing description of my two years living in an art studio warehouse 2001-2003 The barred security door to my unit, and my own heavy exterior door, were orange-the color of ambition. And I was ambitious. Where others would see a rudimentary living space plunked down in the ghetto, I saw the  fulfillment of a…

History: Citywide Studios Part 3

An ongoing description of my two years living in an art studio warehouse 2001-2003 My unit of the building was one big open room, probably about 15′ x 35′, if I remember correctly. Some day I’ll have to confirm that. Cement floor. 20′ high ceilings with immense exposed wooden rafters. A little half bath was…