Facility

Two large double-occupancy apartments feature a shared kitchen, living and dining room and private bedrooms with ensuite baths. The garden-level efficiency apartment, located directly below a spacious composer’s studio often houses the composer-in-residence.

Apartments are furnished with basic necessities such as dishes, utensils, pots and pans and a number of small kitchen appliances. Bedroom and bath linens are provided.

Wi-Fi access is available throughout the building and each apartment has private control for heating or air conditioning. The facility offers on-site laundry facilities for resident use. An all-in-one printer is connected to a communal computer, available in the residents’ lounge.

Each resident prepares his or her own meals. Grocery items are available within easy walking distance from the Center. Several welcoming restaurants and quaint coffee shops are nearby. The Center maintains two bicycles for residents' use. For those bringing cars, off-street parking is provided.

The spacious common areas of the Center display works by previous visual art residents. Books, manuscripts and musical recordings by former writers and composers are available to current residents and visitors. This permanent collection of over 300 works of art, literature, and music continues to grow as each artist is invited, but not obligated, to donate a piece of work made during their residence.

Six structured shows mounted each year in the Center’s gallery are presented for area artists to display their work and affords visitors an opportunity to interact with regional talent. Regular open studio events with residents and receptions for exhibiting artists are held to which the community is invited. The Center also hosts several classes and hands-on workshops throughout the year in the classroom space.

Visual artists work in one of three studios, two of which are approximately 425 square feet and one that is 258 square feet, outfitted with work tables, running water and storage shelves. Hand tools, a table saw, a scroll saw and painting easels are available.

For printmakers, the Center offers a letterpress studio with a Vandercook Sp15 press and a standard proof press. The Harry Duncan Letterpress Studio also features a variety of furniture and fonts, an inventory of tools and inks, as well as a boxcar base for resident use.

Composers are provided a studio equipped with a Yamaha upright piano, a set of digital monitors and a compact mixer. The composer’s studio is spacious, comfortable and quiet, but not soundproof.

A private writer’s studio is located within each of the double-occupancy apartments featuring computer desks, shelving, and abundant natural light.

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