DC Arts Studios | Member-run studio spaces for artists and creative entrepreneurs in Washington, DC

6925 Willow Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 – located two blocks from Takoma Metro Station


DC Arts Studios is a member-run arts organization providing studio spaces for our member artists of all disciplines, creative agencies, and arts organizations so that they can have sustainable careers in the DC Metro Area. We also provide exhibition opportunities and professional support, and we foster connections between our member artists so that they can collaborate and grow in their craft, in the true spirit of an artist co-op.

Our History:

A.Salon studio members circa mid 1980s. Photograph by Doug Goodhill.

DC Arts Studios today

DC Arts Studios today

DC Arts Studios was established in 1979 as an artist co-op under the name A. Salon, Ltd. by George Koch (who later went on to found Artomatic). The organization hosted affordable arts studios in three locations in DC: Downtown, Georgetown, and Takoma. The Takoma building was acquired in 1985 and has been a flashpoint for artists of all disciplines ever since.

Our building is conveniently located just a few blocks from Metrorail (Takoma station on the red line) and within short walking distance to restaurants, convenience stores, and a hardware store. We are located next to the heart ofTakoma Park, MD.

Administrative Director:  Valerie Fenton
Office Hours: Monday 10am-1pm, Wednesday 4pm-7pm, or by Appointment
(202) 882 – 0740     Email: office@dcartsstudios.org

Social Media Coordinator: Lory Ivey Alexander