Where Elgin Creates!

 

The Side Street Studio Arts LAB is a shared artist work space designed to support the artistic process through the housing of equipment, storage, and proximity to exhibition resources. The LAB allows artists the space, time, and resources to create.

 

We are very excited to announce new classes, workshops, open nights, and more art making! Be sure to check out our special LAB Membership discounts and classes!

  • LAB Individual Rental:

    • $25 per hour w/minimum two hour rental.

    • $40 per hour for Art Partners: two individuals working on a project together, w/minimum two hour rental.

    • $25 Supply Fee added as needed

    • Access to all LAB equipment*, no specific project supplies, i.e. inks, paints, print paper.

    • Good for short notice artists and smaller projects

    • Includes supervised use of equipment (except kiln)

    • must be scheduled during LAB open hours, or by appointment.  

    • No storage.

    • No splitting or sharing of hours for Individual rental.

 

  • LAB Group Rental:
    • $35 per hour w/minimum two hour rental

    • $25 per hour for registered 501(c)3 NFPs

    • Guaranteed Private Rental (No members/classes in space)

    • (please contact for more details)

  • Darkroom Rental:

    • $35 per hour w/minimum two hour rental. ($25 each additional hour - includes chemicals and equipment.)

    • (contact for more details)

 

  • 1-Month Membership $150

    • Good for all levels of artist's needs.

    • 24-hour keyed access.

    • Private studio space available.

    • Storage for your work and tools.

    • Use of equipment (except kiln) on your own time.

    • No splitting or sharing of hours.

    • Key deposit and security deposit due at the time that contract is completed.

    • Exemption from most artist submission fees.

  • Quarterly/3-Month Membership $400

    • Good for all levels of artist's needs.

    • 24-hour keyed access.

    • Private studio space available.

    • Storage for your work and tools.

    • Use of equipment (except kiln) on your own time.

    • No splitting or sharing of hours.

    • Once a month, open hours where your work can be displayed at your station for sale.  No official installation or labels.

    • SSSA manages the sales and takes NO commission.

    • Key deposit and security deposit due at the time that contract is completed.

    • Exemption from most artist submission fees.

 

  • Annual Membership $1000

    • Good for all levels of artist's needs.

    • 24-hour keyed access.

    • Private studio space available.

    • Storage for your work and tools.

    • Use of equipment (except kiln) on your own time.

    • You may sign up for preferred hours to get a guaranteed time for space/equipment use.  

    • First Friday open hours where your work can be displayed at your station for sale.  No official installation or labels necessary. 

      • SSSA manages the sales and takes NO commission.

    • Automatic Artist/Individual Membership ($50.00 value) to SSSA.

    • Reduced rates for additional rental time at all SSSA spaces.

    • Reduced rates for artists to host workshops/events at the LAB.  

    • Key deposit and security deposit due at the time that contract is completed.

    • Exemption from most artist submission fees.

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LAB Open Hours:

First Fridays 6 -10pm

-or-

*by appointment

STUDENTS!!!

Equipment List

  • Potter's Wheels

  • Silk Screen Equipment/Booth

  • Conrad C-25 Printmaking Bed

  • HP Designjet 110plus nr

  • Large Format Digital Printer

  • Darkroom

  • *Kiln Services

  • Canon Pixma Pro Printers

  • Misc. arts tools and equipment

  • *Staff Serviced Only.  Please contact us directly for full usage information.

LAB Wish list:

  • Lightly used brushes, paints

  • Hand rollers and brayers

  • Etching tanks

  • Aquatint box

  • Screen/photo exposure unit

  • Drying racks

  • Metal step shear

  • Delivery truck for mobile art lab

Want to purchase or donate something from the list or otherwise? We can't thank you enough! Please contact Tanner HERE.

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GALLERY 15 Ziegler Ct.
THEATER 15 1/2 Ziegler Ct.
 
LAB 11 & 13 S. Spring St.
Elgin, IL 60120
MAILING ADDRESS
PO Box 1264
Elgin, IL
60121

OPEN HOURS

Gallery 
Thurs/Fri 12pm-6pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-3pm
LAB
Saturdays 11-1pm,
First Fridays, or
by appointment

© 2019 Side Street Studio Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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