Across America, cities are discovering ways to tap into their local arts community to spur economic development, foster job creation, and create a greater, more unique sense of place. One of the pioneers in this work is Artspace, a non-profit organization that has developed arts facilities from coast-to-coast.
In partnership with the El Paso Community Foundation, the City of El Paso, Artspace is working to transform what today is vacant lot at the corner of Oregon and Missouri in downtown El Paso into an arts destination animated by artists and creative businesses. This project will provide much-needed space for vibrant local artists to complement the community's strong collection of municipally managed institutions, including El Paso's children's museum, art museum, history museum, science museum and theater. Although El Paso is a hotbed of creative activity, most of it occurs at the margins of our community. This project will bring a lively arts scene into the heart of downtown, and in the process help to rejuvenate a challenged neighborhood.
The artists are there. More than 400 local artists responded to a survey indicating their interest in an Artspace-style project providing access to permanently affordable, high quality space to live and work.
The Artspace El Paso Lofts will blend 51 affordable live/ work units for artists and their families with 5,000 square feet of multi-purpose nonprofit commercial space. A large community room on the ground floor will provide space for artists and community groups for meetings, events, exhibitions and performances.
The transformation of this site will begin with a beautiful new building, but the real and lasting change will be the energy and vitality that artists bring to downtown El Paso.
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Energy efficient appliances
Open floor plans
Resident-run gallery, kitchen, and workshop space
On-site management offices
2nd floor Resident Lounge
Off Street Parking (31 spaces)
On-site laundry, credit card operated machines
There is still time to secure your new artist live/work space at Artspace El Paso Lofts! We are now accepting rental applications at UAH Property Management located at Villas at West Mountain, 1330 New Harvest Place, El Paso, TX 79912, by appointment only.
Apply now! Rental applications are accepted by appointment on a first come/first served basis.
1. Learn about requirements and download an application below.
2. Make an appointment: 915.881.3364
3. Bring your completed materials to:
UAH Property Management, at Villas at West Mountain, 1330 New Harvest Place, El Paso, TX 79912
Contact: Ish-shah Alarcon or Norma Levy firstname.lastname@example.org 915.881.3364
1. A completed and signed rental application
(this includes the signed page stating whether or not your household meets the artist preference).
2. Application fee of $14 per adult in your household in a money order or cashier’s check made payable to Artspace El Paso Lofts. No personal checks are accepted.
NOTE: Applications will be date and time stamped and entered into a log. There will be no application review at the time you drop off your application. You will be contacted to set up an appointment for application review.
Each loft has a preference for practicing artists, and applicants meeting the established household income and background qualifications will meet with an artist selection committee to talk about their body of work and commitment to the arts. Learn More
For leasing information contact Joe Butler at email@example.com or Naomi Chu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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