WINDSOR, CT – Following completion of five successful years presenting a wide range of art exhibitions and lively music concerts, the Windsor Art Center has acquired space in the former Windsor Station to be used for artists’ studios and visual arts classes. Artists may rent studio space, and any artists who are interested in teaching may propose a visual arts class or classes for adult learners. Located in the center of historic Windsor, CT, Windsor Station was originally built in 1870 as the Hartford & New Haven Railroad Depot and rebuilt to its original Victorian architecture by the Town of Windsor, Amtrak and the Greater Hartford Transit District in 1988, the same year it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A former freight house, also restored, is located nearby and now serves as the home of the Windsor Art Center.
While travelers may still board trains for Springfield, Hartford and New York from the exterior platform, the updated interior provides space for artists to work and the opportunity to bounce creative ideas off other artists. Currently, there is available studio space, ranging from approximately 280 to 610 square feet, on the second floor. Rent is $12/ sq. ft., including utilities, and one-, two- and three-year leases are available. The large classroom is located on the first floor. Artists interested in learning more about the studio space and its other amenities and/or interested in proposing art classes can find more detailed information by calling 860-688-2528 or visiting www.windsorartcenter.org.
A grand opening celebration of the Windsor Art Center Studios is scheduled for the fall.