Our Washington heights workspaces are located at Shamah Properties’ apartment building at 535-539 162nd St. The artists of this program host monthly classes to the residents of the building in exchange for their workspace. Chashama provides access to Materials for the Arts (MFTA) and a limited budget to the artists to acquire materials for the classes.
Our current resident artists, Mengly Hernandez, Adalky Capellán, and Dianne Hebbert all have long standing ties to the neighborhood. Through engaging, bi-lingual (Sp/En) workshops, building residents have the opportunity to experience a variety of visual arts and sculptural classes. To learn more about the artists and their workshops click here
These studios are best suited to visual artists. They have tile floors, sheet rock walls, windows, and access to a bathroom. The space does not have a slop sink and is not ideal for painters.
Bi-lingual and life long residents of Washington Heights receive priority for this program