Castle Arts Collaborative

  Denver's Union Station: an inspiration for our indoor park


The Castle Community (CC) will execute a master lease for a large portion of the second floor to a nonprofit Arts Collaborative (AC) that will then lease the Creative Studios and oversee the programming of the CC Studio and AC Gallery spaces. The AC will attract artists, creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and the unknown. The Arts Collaborative will offer memberships to creative individuals and small organizations which include options for a studio space on the second floor, priority access to larger shared studio space, classroom, and gallery spaces, shared artistic and professional resources, and other membership perks.

Arts Collaborative Creative Studios

Ten studio spaces will line the North side of the second floor space. CC will offer ten private studios for rent, available exclusively to AC members. The spaces will be constructed with glass walls and doors to allow maximum natural light to pass through into the main space. The use of glass will also allow for people in the Castle Community Indoor Park to see into the Studios and interact with working artists. 

Arts Collaborative Gallery

AC Creative Studio tenants will work with AC management to program the AC Gallery (approximately 600 square feet) on the Northeast side of the third floor. The AC Gallery space will have multiple uses. It will be up to the AC members and staff to determine the use of the space, including but not limited to gallery exhibitions (AC member art, local art, traveling exhibits, etc…), lectures, classes, and workshops. The AC Gallery will also be available for use as a unique venue for intimate meetings, private dining, and small events. 

Castle Community Studio

The CC Studio will occupy the space on the Southeast corner of the third floor. This space will be available for community members to use free of charge, based on availability. AC members and the Bookstore will have priority in booking this space for collaborative work, classes, workshops, artist lectures, author events, etc…

Arts Collaborative Shared Resources

The AC Shared Resources encompass a variety of benefits to Arts Collaborative Members. AC staff will provide ongoing professional development for AC members, including portfolio development, marketing support, grant-writing assistance, curatorial guidance, publishing services. The CC Studio will serve as a space for artists to work collaboratively or explore new methods of art making in a variety of classes and workshops. The Southwest corner of the second floor houses a darkroom for traditional photography methods and will be available for use exclusively to AC members. As AC membership grows, the members themselves will become resources for one another, offering new perspectives, opportunity for dialogue and critical reviews, creating a thriving arts community, working together to support one another.

Castle Community Art Store

The Art Store will be leased and managed by AC staff and will offer an opportunity for AC members to sell their work (on consignment) in a retail space. Additional items for sale would include locally-made goods, artist-made merchandise and gift items, and a limited selection of art materials. An unlimited inventory of art materials will be available for purchase via special order, with a significant discount offered to AC members and students.