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45th Street Artists' Cooperative
Emeryville Artists' Cooperative
1420 45th Street
Emeryville CA 94608
(510) 655-2880

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Founded in 1973, the 45th Street Artists' Cooperative (Emeryville Artists' Cooperative) is the City of Emeryville's first established arts organization. Visual artists, musicians, choreographers, writers, designers and fine craftsmen, many of national and international stature, constitute their membership. Over the past three decades, the Cooperative has grown from a dozen studios in one converted warehouse building to nearly 60 studios in three buildings. Today, as a non-profit, limited-equity housing cooperative, it is a national model for affordable artist-owned housing.

Working at this level of professional commitment demands a unique living and working environment. Renovating obsolete industrial warehouses has provided affordable, versatile studios, enriching the city of Emeryville culturally.

In addition to providing live/work space for artists, the Cooperative offers the following services to the community:

Emeryville Youth Art Program

Open Studios Tours