M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T
A gallery and work space, Wilson Avenue Loft Artists strives to nurture and enrich relationships between individual artists and the community through open studio events and other exhibition and sales opportunities. The WALA studios provide a supportive environment for making artwork and making connections to the arts community.
M O R E A B O U T U S
In 2007, Britt Bair and Lori Glavin, both visual artists, were looking for studio space. Local businessman, David Genovese offered a solution…in the shape of an empty industrial space he owned in Norwalk. The idea was simple. Renovate and create artists studios to rent out to local artists. The need was definitely there.
Bair and Glavin formed Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, LLC in early 2007 and
started to work with Genovese and his team of architects, lawyers and
staff to create a space for artists to work. Today, there are fifteen
artists renting space and showing their work together at an annual open
studio event. The beautifully renovated studios are centered around a
large open gallery space which is perfect for openings, meetings and
“We are very proud to be part of a thriving Norwalk arts scene”, says
Glavin. “Our members are accomplished professional artists who in
addition to making art, also contribute to the community as educators,
arts advocates and volunteers.”
S T U D I O R E N T A L S
There are no studios available at the moment (September 2016), A typical studio is approximately 276 square feet (12' x 23') at $593 /month includes utilities and AC. There are a couple smaller studios too. All studios are located on the 2nd floor at 225 Wilson Avenue, South Norwalk, CT. and have exposed brick, large double window, wood floors, gallery space, freight elevator, 24 hour access and parking. WALA is an artists community that provides a supportive working environment while making connections to to the arts community.
If you are interested in renting a studio space at WALA, please contact Lori Glavin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "rental application" in the subject line of your email. Please include the following in the body of your email:
1. Please tell us about your studio work habits. How often you plan to use your space and for what purpose (to make work, teach, etc.)
2. What materials do you work with?
3. Do you plan to move in special equipment?
4. We rely on artist members to organize and promote our yearly open studio event. How do you see yourself contributing to our group?
5. What is your technological strength?
Thank you for your application. Upon receipt, we will send more information on studio availability and WALA membership requirements.