Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market

Monroe Street Market

The Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market features 27 individual artist studios aligning a pedestrian walkway. Just steps from the Brookland-CUA metro station and central to this growing arts district, the Arts Walk is home to a diversity of creative talent.

The 40+ artists who make up the Arts Walk represent an incredible range of disciplines – from abstract painting and hand-carved sculpture to custom leather goods and letterpress cards. Organizations working in theater, film and poetry bring dynamic performing arts projects to the Arts Walk.  Multiple studios offer classes and workshops for artists both aspiring and established. Special events such as receptions, readings and Arts Walk-wide open houses provide opportunities to connect with the creative community in DC.

Bozzuto Development and Abdo Development created the Arts Walk within the Monroe Street Market project in the District’s Brookland Neighborhood.  CulturalDC developed the concept and contributed to the design of the multi-use arts complex, which includes the 27 studios as well as the 3000 square foot flexible arts space, Edgewood Arts Building.

The banished? ARTiller, studio 27, photo by Hiroshi Jacobs

The banished? ARTillery, studio 27, photo by Hiroshi Jacobs

Analog, studio 5

Analog, studio 5

  • Only Make Believe – STUDIO #1

    Only Make Believe creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities.

  • Image Bearer Pictures – STUDIO #2

    Image Bearer Pictures is an award-winning documentary production company dedicated to stories of hope, transformation and reconciliation.

  • Stitch & Rivet – STUDIO #3

    Stitch & Rivet is the workspace of Katie Stack. The studio is home to millinery, leather work and accessories for men and women. Katie offers classes in a variety of subjects including sewing, millinery, leatherwork and general crafts.

  • AK Arts – STUDIO #4

    AK Arts is the shared project of husband and wife team Avner Ofer and Kate Krezel. Avner Ofer Photography specializes in images from around the world. Udacha Designs creates beautiful and functional one-of-a-kind pieces using reclaimed and salvaged leather.

  • Analog – STUDIO #5

    A handmade and vintage studio and store front by Craftgasm and Beltway Vintage. Analog is dedicated to appreciating, upcycling and recycling the clothing, accessories and paper goods of yesteryear.

  • TOLBERT & BING Gallery & Studio – STUDIO #

    George Tolbert and Bonita Bing provide professional photography services, including: headshots of models, actors, singers and other professionals. They specialize in wedding photography and offer fine art prints for sale.

  • Washington Drawing Center – STUDIO #7

    Non-profit drawing center offering weekly open life-drawing sessions, access to a Takach 24 x 36 inch etching press and bi-monthly printmaking workshops. Resident artists are: Katherine Quan, Dan Randall and Paul Reuther.

  • Wild Hand Workspace – STUDIO #8

    The workspace, studio and multi-use art space of photographer Victoria Milko and Panda Head’s Morgan Hungerford West.

  • C.D. Edwards Studio – STUDIO #9

    Cheryl Edwards is a fine artist and painter creates art and hosts shows in her studio.

  • Brian Dailey – STUDIO #10

    Brian Dailey uses various media including the photographic process, digital film, installations and painting.

  • Charles Bergen Studios – STUDIO #11

    Charles Bergen creates sculpture and custom furniture using locally sourced wood that’s new and reclaimed. Framing services are also available.

  • Maroulla Sculpture – STUDIO #12

    Artist Maroulla Morcos is a sculptor who works primarily in stone.

  • The Matt Butler Print Shop – STUDIO #13

    The Matt Butler has been creating printed awesomeness since 2009. Each of his linocut prints is designed, carved and stamped by Matt with his own two hands (and the help of a big printing press) on paper and TOMS shoes.

  • Torruella Quander Gallery, Ltd – STUDIO #14

    Carmen Torruella-Quander is a representational artist whose work includes portraits, still life, landscapes and the occasional clay figure. Painting classes are available in English and Spanish.

  • Studio 15 – STUDIO #15

    Marcelle Fozard + Annalisa Leonessa work in assemblage, digital imagineering, knitted sculpture, chicken icons, surprising jewelry, environmental interventions, hand-spun art yarn, book arts, art clothing and patterned language. The artists will host the Brookland Craft Cafe, yarn bombing events, workshops and meet-ups.

  • Black Lab – STUDIO #16

    Leda Black is the artist behind Black Lab, specializing in fine art photography, physical language and typographic design.

  • Alejandro Pintado – STUDIO #17

    Alejandro Pintado is a visual artist. In the studio he creates drawings, paintings and scale-models for large sculptures and installations.

  • Papurniture – STUDIO #18

    Artist Dino Almaguer creates recycled paper furniture and functional art.

  • Rebound Designs – STUDIO #19

    Artist Caitlin Phillips rescues unwanted books from library discards, thrift stores, attics and yard sales, and transforms them into one-of-a-kind book purses, wallets, tablet and e-reader covers.

  • Studio 20 – STUDIO #20

    Lisa Farrell, Michael Pierce and Carson Murdach. Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Sculpture.

  • Studio 21: Randy J. Mueller

    Randy Mueller specializes in building, customizing and repairing brass instruments. Studio 21 is both his instrument repair shop and a space for music lessons and performances.

  • Karen Van Allen + Tamora Ilasat – STUDIO #22

    Karen and Tamora are painters and printmakers.

  • Cedric Baker Studio – STUDIO #23

    Artist Cedric Baker creates paintings, drawings and videos.

  • ArtJamz – STUDIO #24

    ArtJamz is a public art studio and lounge where you can paint, drink, lounge, buy art or just flip through cool art books and paint on the walls. We provide studio time, canvas, art materials and guidance. All you do is show up, paint, have a drink, listen to jamming tunes and enjoy yourself.

  • Fred Joiner + American Poetry Museum (Jon West-Bey) – STUDIO #25

    Fred Joiner and Jon West-Bey cultivate and curate creative work to display the many ways in which poetry occurs in American life and beyond. Featuring public readings, micro- and small theater, writing workshops, small film screenings and more, the artists will foster the creative thought process they call Poetic Thinking.

  • Sue Wrbican – STUDIO #26

    Sue Wrbican is a visual artist working with installation, photography and video. The artist also works with Floating Lab Collective.

  • The banished? ARTillery (banished? productions) – STUDIO #27

    The banished? ARTillery is an urban, multi-use art space for artists and audiences to meet and share knowledge, tools and skills.


When is the Arts Walk open?

Each studio maintains its own hours and programming schedule, so we encourage you to check open hours through the artist links above.  However, there are numerous events – monthly and weekly – that are particularly great times to visit.

Most studios will be open during the following Arts Walk-wide events:

Third Thursdays: 6-9pm on the third Thursday of every month. Stroll through the Arts Walk and peruse the open studios while enjoying live music.

Farmer’s Market Saturdays: The Historic Brookland Famer’s Market runs from 9am – 1pm. More information on vendors and operations here.

Stay tuned to the Arts Walk facebook page for special events such as beer gardens, film screenings, live music and seasonal markets.



Artist studios range in size from 300-625 square feet, are complete with garage doors and concrete floors and provide artists with ground floor visibility.

If you are interested in a studio space and would like to be added to the wait list, please submit a free application using the electronic form below. CulturalDC is accepting proposals on a rolling basis and will review your application and contact you if space becomes available.
Click the following link to apply: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS.

C.D. Edwards Studio, studio 9, photo by Alan Kayanan

C.D. Edwards Studio, studio 9, photo by Alan Kayanan


For artist studio inquiries, please contact Violet Mantell, Program Associate at or 202.315.1321.

PDF downloads of the Rental Rates and Request For Proposals are available on the right side of this page. You can use the Request For Proposals PDF to preview the full application but it must be submitted online using the link above.

Alejandro Pintado, studio 17

Alejandro Pintado, studio 17

The studios all range in size and have varying amenities. The following monthly rates reflect both square footage and amenities included. Utilities and parking are not included. These rates are subject to change.

  • 300+ sq feet | $390 – $510

    – Some have private bathrooms
    – Access to shared slop sink

  • 400+ sq feet | $485 – $675

    – Some have private bathrooms
    – Access to shared slop sink

  • 500+ sq feet | $625 – $785

    – Access to shared slop sink
    – Some have private bathrooms

  • 536 sq feet | $670

    – Rear patios
    – Slop sinks
    – Shared bathrooms

  • 600+ sq feet | $780 – $850

    – Access to shared slop sink
    – Private bathrooms